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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognised--and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

Articles About Intellectual Property

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U.S. Calls for More Investment-friendly Indian Government

By Reuters

The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: WAL-MART, MANUFACTURING, PAKISTAN, ELECTIONS, INDIA, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

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New Zealand Agency Mocked by Social Media Users for Banning Use of Silver Fern Logo as Profile Pic

By IBTimes AU

A government agency in New Zealand has gotten a backlash for banning a New Zealander from using the trademarked silver fern logo as a profile photo. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, SILVER

Warning: Heartbleed Bug Exposing Passwords for Two Years Now

By IBTimes AU

Finnish security experts, with Google researchers, warn netizens of a bug exposing users’ passwords (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

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Reckoning Smartphone Patent Wars With Nokia, Apple, HTC, Motorola And Samsung

By IBTimes AU

During the introduction of Apple's iPhone in 2007, every significant innovation was patent-protected. Three years later, a global patent war have erupted. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, COURT, SMARTPHONE, JURY | TRIAL, HTC, GERMANY, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

Au Makes ‘Plain Packaging’ Debate Obscure with Lack of Data

By IBTimes AU

‘Plain Packaging’ debate went to ambiguity as Australia refuse to release government data. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ADVERTISING, CUBA, UKRAINE

Google Taps Longtime Executive Wojcicki to Head YouTube
Google Amends Developer Program Policies, To Ban Porn Content on Google Play

By IBTimes AU

Google has banned pornographic and erotic content on Google Play store. This was part of the corporation's amendments on its working developer's program policies. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: ANDROID

U.S. Seeks "talk and trade" to Rebuild India Ties
U.S. Seeks "talk and trade" to Rebuild India Ties

By Reuters

The United States sought on Thursday to rebuild rocky ties with India, while stressing it would tackle differences "head on" in pursuit of its drive to quintuple bilateral trade in a decade. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, MANUFACTURING, INDIA, NEW YORK, INVESTMENT, CONGRESS

India's trade minister Anand Sharma
India Hardens Stance Against U.S. Protectionism Ahead of Visits

By Reuters

Trade minister Anand Sharma on Tuesday accused the United States of excessive trade protectionism, launching a broadside that coincided with the visit of a top U.S. official to patch up a stormy bilateral friendship. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, WTO, INDIA, NEW YORK, EMERGING MARKETS

Fishermen sit in a trawler navigating past containers stalked on a ship at a port in Vallarpadam in Kochi
India to Block US Trade Probes, Ready for Fight at WTO

By Reuters

India has decided to block investigations by the United States into its trade policies and patent laws, and prepare for a battle at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a move that could escalate already-strained tension between the two countries. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: WTO, ELECTIONS, INDIA, NEW YORK

World’s 1st Bionic Brain Possibly from Australia

By IBTimes AU

Australia could be the first country in the world to create a bionic brain (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ADDICTION, OUTSOURCING, INVESTMENT