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#Intellectual Property

# intellectual-property - Friday 9 October, 2015

A court has ruled that this man can't copyright yoga poses

Bikram Choudhury has taken credit for extending the careers of sports stars like John McEnroe.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

That US jury's Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

The world's biggest fast-food chain is trying to force Supermac's to change its name

McDonald’s says the word ‘super’ will make people think the Irish company has a better product.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Nice try Monaco, but you can't trademark your own name...

Ireland™ does have a nice ring to it though.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 13 February, 2014

It's highly likely there will be a legal challenge to plain tobacco packaging, says Law Society

The director general of the Law Society said Ireland would be setting a precedent in Europe.

# intellectual-property - Monday 30 December, 2013

Revenue makes 3,564 counterfeit seizures valued at €3m in 2013

Revenue said that it also made 15 seizures of alcohol this year, with 929 litres seized in total.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Take an inside peek inside one of Google's most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan BID

Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan

The US intellectual property investor Royalty Pharma said that it received ‘repeated rejections’ from Elan.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents

Innovation minister Seán Sherlock has confirmed a referendum will be needed to smooth the way for single patents.

# intellectual-property - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Dublin start-up wins at European Space Agency technology awards

Vicinity Systems was named the Irish winner and shortlisted for the ESA Special Prize for Innovation at the international Galileo Masters competition.

# intellectual-property - Sunday 17 June, 2012

How to... patent an invention Good Idea This post contains images

How to... patent an invention

Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Brussels launches EU-wide public consultation on internet copyright enforcement

The public questionnaire identifies three main problems with current takedown procedures, and wants public thoughts.

# intellectual-property - Friday 17 February, 2012

Student sentenced to eight months over Facebook hacking

Prosecutors accused the 26-year-old of taking invaluable intellectual property from the social network.

# intellectual-property - Monday 16 January, 2012

Reddit, Boing Boing plan website blackout over SOPA - but what is it?

A number of high-profile sites are ‘going dark’ this Wednesday over proposed anti-piracy legislation.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

# intellectual-property - Friday 23 December, 2011

Pressure grows to US Congress's controversial SOPA bill

A bill being put through the House of Representatives has been roundly attacked over its wide-ranging plans to stop piracy.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Government set to legislate against illegal downloading next month

The government will issue orders next year which may allow publishers to go to court and stop ISPs from allowing file-sharing.

# intellectual-property - Monday 28 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain Eat More

Folk artist sued for copyright infringement... by chicken chain

Bo Muller-Moore uses the phrase ‘eat more kale’ – referring to a type of cabbage – to encourage local agriculture. Chick-fil-A isn’t happy.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Apple to pay 'ongoing royalties' to end Nokia patent dispute

The Finnish mobile operator wins out in its dispute with Apple, after each side accused the other of patent infringement.

# intellectual-property - Friday 10 June, 2011

Paris bar in trouble for honoring The Doors

Christophe Maillet says that he has loved Jim Morrison since he was a boy and wanted to honour the iconic singer in the decoration of his Paris bar – but The Doors’ lawyer does not see things in the same light.

# intellectual-property - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin Bloomsday

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.

# intellectual-property - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage G8 This post contains videos

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

# intellectual-property - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

PAUL CEGILA is claiming he owns 84% of Facebook, the social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

Cegila says he signed a contract with Zuckerberg for $1,000, and a 50% stake in the firm, in addition to “an additional 1% interest in the business for every day after Jan. 1 2004 until it was completed”. The contract was for web design and developing work.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the contract is for “the purchase and design of a suitable website for the project Seller [Mr. Zuckerberg] has already initiated that is designed to offer the students of Harvard university [sic] access to a wesite [sic] similar to a live functioning yearbook with the working title of ‘The Face Book.”"

The Journal also points out that Cegila’s claim, said to be worth $12bn – $22bn predates the formation of Facebook, and may relate to Zuckerberg’s previous project – Facemash.

A spokesperson for Facebook called the lawsuit ‘frivolous’.