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North Korea begins accession to WIPO’s GI treaty

North Korea has begun the process of acceding to the global geographical indication (GI) system operated by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

IPO rejects ‘Queers & Co’ trademark request as offensive

The Intellectual Property Office has denied a request to trademark the name ‘Queers & Co’, of a community network for LGBT+ people.

Elon Musk says that NASA is free to share all SpaceX IP with ‘anyone it wants’

During an update on the commercial crew launch programme, Musk reiterated twice that the intellectual property it’s developing in working with the agency is free for NASA to share with whoever it should wish.

Amazon hits US legal market with IP law firm network

Global retail giant Amazon has dipped its toe in the legal services market with a new venture linking law firms with businesses seeking to obtain Intellectual Property rights.

Jennifer Lopez hit with copyright lawsuit after posting a photo with fiancé Alex Rodriguez to her Instagram stories.

In 2017, J.Lo or somebody managing her Instagram account allegedly posted a copyrighted photo from a pictures agency to her Instagram stories – and now the agency is attempting to claim $150,000 in damages for it.

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