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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest-ever economic treaty proposed until now. The current TPP negotiation member states are the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei. Which are the consequences of this treaty in our countries? And, more specifically, which are the consequences on our IP laws? Firstly,...
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Which will be the most incredible patents in 2015? Will there be any change in our daily life due to some amazing patents registered by the end of 2014 or manufactured in 2015? Will we have flying cars by then? We have found a few interesting patents registered in 2014 that could be massive in...
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The medical field has always been one of the most profitable areas within the IP history. We have investigated some of the world known brands to find out what they have been registering and creating since they began and we found a couple of surprises. Some of the biggest medical trademarks began selling drugs, and...
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Canada and the European Union are about to present a trade agreement in order to help the first one export their products to the European Union with certain benefits, the CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). One of those benefits for Canadian companies is to pay fewer customs duties. This means that Canadian companies (as...
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These two massive companies have made a deal where they will both share their patents licesing until 2024. This contract is similar to the one signed by Google and Samsung for the last 10 years. They have been working together to improve the mobile software and now they have decided it would be better to...
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By now everyone knows what a crowdfunding company is, companies like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Kiva.org, etc. try to help startups get the funding they need to carry on their projects based on what people donate. Apparently we all know the advantages of it, but what are the disadvantages? Firstly, we should look at the way the...
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In Europe, the copyright laws and its protection varies greatly from one country to another and we would like to know what is the main reason for this. Even though in most countries it is illegal to download material with copyright you, as user, could get in more trouble in certain countries just by downloading an...
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Since we read the announcement of a new patent to track weather (granted to WeatherBug)  we have been considering how many patents are out there to not only track and predict the weather but also to control it. Have you ever wondered what are those big planes spraying leaving behind a long trail that crosses...
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Throughout the years in Spain there have been a few famous invents that will go down in history as successful and some others that haven’t even seen the light. One famous Spanish invent is the foosball table, by Alejandro Campos Ramírez in 1937. This inventor made the table just the way it looks now, based...
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In Spain in 2013 white label products covered 33,9 % of the family expenses. Due to the crisis Spanish families look for a better offer, comparing quality and price. Even though the UK is the country which spends more money on white brands and offers, in Spain regular brands are 66% more expensive than white...
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