Intellectual property

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The WTO faces a make or break week over vaccines | Larry Elliott
The ruling on whether or not to waive patent rules will this week show if the trade body is for the world or the west

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Jun, 2022 @10:04 AM

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Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar is back – with a spring in his step
Lookalike cake that survived high court drama with Marks & Spencer’s Colin sidesteps royal jubilee

Zoe Wood

01, Jun, 2022 @11:37 AM

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Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO
Analysis: EU and US pharma giants’ intellectual property rights stop poorer countries accessing vital medication – despite WTO claims of progress

Phillip Inman

09, May, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Dating app Muzmatch may have to change name after trademark row
Court rules app for Muslims infringed trademark of Match Group, US company behind Tinder and OkCupid

David Batty

20, Apr, 2022 @12:30 PM

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‘Embarrassing’: Russia scrambles to copy banned social media platforms
Rossgram, a substitute for Instagram, mocked as Russian PM announces policy of ignoring copyright

Andrew Roth

30, Mar, 2022 @7:33 PM

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Michael Molineaux obituary
Other lives: Intellectual property lawyer from New Zealand who settled in the UK

Yvonne Madawela

24, Feb, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Marks & Spencer and Aldi call truce in Colin the Caterpillar cake war
Supermarkets reach high court deal after M&S’s legal action against Aldi over rival Cuthbert cake

Sarah Butler

01, Feb, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Government pauses plans to rewrite UK copyright laws after authors protest
Intellectual property rule changes were mooted in the wake of Brexit but have been shelved after warnings about how this could hit writers’ incomes

Alison Flood

19, Jan, 2022 @9:01 AM

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Meghan to receive just £1 from Mail on Sunday for privacy invasion
Newspaper accepts defeat and will pay additional unspecified sum for infringing her copyright

Jim Waterson Media editor

05, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Eric Clapton to waive legal costs against woman who attempted to sell single bootlegged CD
The artist’s management have issued a clarifying statement after the singer attracted criticism over the David v Goliath win

Kelly Burke

23, Dec, 2021 @5:39 AM

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The Omicron variant reveals the true global danger of ‘vaccine apartheid’
Sharing vaccines with poorer countries is the right thing and the self-interested thing to do. The west needs to stop being so short-sighted

Larry Elliott

28, Nov, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation
As sales of licensed goods soars, battles loom over the use of works by long-dead artists

Georgina Quach

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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