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Patent for a board game in Russia: myths and reality

Why do some believe it's impossible to get a patent for a board game in , and why this is a misconception


That is the Martial's epigram where he might be to use the term "plagiary" to refer to literary theft the first time.

Martial asks his friend Quinctianus to protect Martial's moral rights as a copyright holder.
That was 16 centuries before the first copyright statute.

In Latin:
In English:

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"Plagiarist" was the term for kidnappers in Ancient Rome. Marcus Valerius Martialis, a Roman poet of (1st century AD), is supposed to be the first one to use this term to refer to literary theft.

Even Björn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, is unhappy with the music streaming services business model.

He is right: the easier musicians earn royalties, the easier they can focus on creating better music.

OMG, colleagues from the International Trademark Association (INTA) have appointed me to the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee! 😊

This is an amazing opportunity to develop advanced standards of well-known brands protection and share my knowledge and experience with colleagues around the world.

So, there will be a job for me in 2022-2023 😅

If you help pirates to make money from ads, it's unlikely to solve copyright problems.

The gangster is teaching the Twitter guy that the reason he craves likes is his lack of self-love.

"Odd Taxi" is the best animated series of 2021, don't miss it 🦛

(Images: OLM, P.I.C.S. Source: Crunchyroll,

There is no capital in Switzerland.
And South Africa has three.

Infinity is a never-ending video artwork, an endless parade of unique personalities born from code. Glimpse something new every time you look, for every minute, of every day, forever.

A call with a client's lawyer

scope of the work, proposals, deadlines, brand protection strategies...

"Asuka or Rei?"
"Come on, of course, Misato!"

Oh, there is a research on how federated social networks and messengers "would likely not be in line with consumer interests" as "people proactively use the boundaries between communications services to compartmentalize their social contacts according to relationship closeness".

Seriously? 😕!

Coming soon: 2021-07-31 at 6:00 AM UTC

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The constitutional foundations of university autonomy: What constitutional judges of European states say about it?

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The Spirit of Laws by Montesquieu was added to the Index of Prohibited Books of the Catholic Church.

Mein Kampf by Hitler wasn't.

Canadian court finds Subway’s trademark rights infringed by cannabis retailer that adopted “Budway” parody mark

Sounds reasonable. I would say there is an obvious risk of confusing consumers who might thing that Subway is just growing their business 🤷‍♀️

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