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The Super Bowl: Brought to You by Intellectual Property!
As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers get ready for the US football Super Bowl this Sunday, a whole host of intellectual property protections and innovations are helping to make the event financially viable, assisting the players in playing safely, and making the whole experience more exciting.
IP and Global Competiveness Go Hand in Hand
As government, business and other leaders met again this month at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to consider the world’s changing economy, WEF’s detailed Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 provided detailed background information on national economies and demonstrated once again the importance of intellectual property (IP) and the links between a country’s protection of IP and its overall economic competitiveness.
Patents: The best system available for encouraging new innovation and development
Former British Court of Appeal Judge Sir Robin Jacob told an online audience this month that patents provide the best system available for encouraging new innovation and development, and that the patent system should be defended and strengthened.
Prime ministers and presidents highlight benefits of intellectual property
In recent weeks, the prime ministers of India and South Korea and the president of Mauritius have each made statements explaining the importance of intellectual property protection for innovation and economic growth in their countries.
Trademarks: Helping to protecting children at Christmas
Trademarks are a key tool that toy manufacturers use to help protect consumers against counterfeits that can be dangerous to children’s’ health and safety. New information from the European trademark office OHIM and the EU toy industry shows the extent of the problem of fake toys—and what consumers should know as they do their last-minute Christmas shopping.