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Ginsburg remembered as steadfast pro-copyright voice

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s steadfast support for copyright owners was one of the hallmarks of her U.S Supreme Court tenure, and her decisions strengthening copyright protection will have a lasting impact on the law, experts say.

Ivanka’s trademark requests were fast-tracked in China after Trump was elected

The Chinese government granted a total 41 trademarks to companies linked to Ivanka Trump by April of 2019 – and the trademarks she applied for after her father became president got approved about 40% faster than those she requested before Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, according to a new book by Forbes’ senior editor Dan Alexander.

Panelists urge Americans to trust IP, trust vaccines, listen to science in COVID-19 debate

IP Watchdog’s most recent webinar focused on the role of IP in the development of the most promising vaccines to combat COVID-19 and included speakers from the medical community, the US Food and Drug Administration and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Lionel Messi wins nine-year fight to trademark his surname

Footballer Lionel Messi can register his name as a trademark after a nine-year legal battle, the EU’s top court has ruled.

Jack Daniel’s takes dog toy to court over trademark infringement

Jack Daniel’s, which is owned by Brown-Forman, was first taken to court by the maker of the Bad Spaniels Silly Squeakers dog toy in 2014 after the distiller sent cease and desist letters to the company.

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