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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

AU’s Anti-Piracy Law is a Hollywood’s Wish List Coming True

By IBTimes AU

Australia’s anti-Piracy law seems like a Hollywood’s wish list coming true says expert (8:37 am)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, HOLLYWOOD

AU Broods Limb Amputation, Stoning to Death Brunei Law Ahead of TPP

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government will brood over Brunei’s harsh Sharia Law ahead of Trans-Pacific Partnership (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: RICHARD BRANSON, HUMAN RIGHTS, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, INDIA

PlayStation 4
'Watch Dogs' Breaks 4 Million Sales Record in One Week; Upcoming Games for 'E3 2014' from Ubisoft Listed

By IBTimes AU

On Tuesday, the company Ubisoft announced that the popular video game 'Watch Dogs' has sold over 4 million copies, within the first week of its release. This sales record makes Watch Dogs the fastest selling game Ubisoft has ever produced. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

Torrentz.EU Domain Suspension Revoked After Leading Torrent Search Engine’s Legal Team Stated the Suspension was Unlawful

By IBTimes AU

Torrentz.eu domain was unsuspended and the torrent search was made available to users. When Torrentz’ legal team stated that the suspension was unlawful, the Polish registrar restored the DNS entries of the domain name, reported by TorrentFreak. (May 28)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, ADVERTISING, POLAND, LONDON

UK Police’s Request Results in Suspension of Torrentz.EU Domain

By IBTimes AU

Various file-sharing sites are facing the music as copyright holders and authorities decide to take them down. Earlier, Australian government has planned to block The Pirate Bay using different methods like sending warning letters and asking local ISPs to block the access to TPB. (May 27)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LONDON

A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in downtown Shanghai September 10, 2013.
Apple Inc-Beats Rumoured Deal Generates Mixed Reactions from Analysts; AAPL Stock Maintains 'Buy' Rating

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc's rumoured $3.2 billion deal with Beats Electronics has analysts speculating about what it would mean for the Cupertino-based company's future products. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, reports have surfaced that Apple is ... (May 15)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., RETAIL, ITUNES

Apple Inc.
Swatch Slams Apple From Trademarking 'iWatch'

By IBTimes AU

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is unhappy with Apple launching one of its wearables named iWatch. (May 06)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, JAPAN, COURT, IPAD, IPOD, ICELAND

Gaming News: 'Tales from the Borderlands' Details, Xbox One IP E3 Reveal and the Oculus Rift Legal Battle

By IBTimes AU

Get the first look at "Tales from the Borderlands" with new screenshots. Microsoft is readying for a reveal of a new title come the E3 event, while Oculus Rift is still in a legal struggle with accusations of IP theft. (May 06)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, GOLD, FACEBOOK, SMARTPHONE, SONY

Swatch Group Claims Apple Inc.’s iWatch too Close to iSwatch

By IBTimes AU

Swatch Group AG (UHR) said it will take action against Apple Inc.’s iWatch for being too close to iSwatch (May 05)

MORE TOPICS: APPLE INC., JAPAN, COURT, ICELAND

Apple Inc.
U.S. Jury Orders Smartphone Maker Samsung to Pay Apple $120 Million

By Reuters

A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc, far less than Apple had sought and marking a big loss for the iPhone maker in the latest round of their globe-spanning mobile patent litigation. (May 03)

MORE TOPICS: GOOGLE INC., IPHONE, APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, CALIFORNIA, COURT