Plain "Almost" Packaging Approved by the EU Parliament Is Affecting the Consumers and the Trademarks
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:28 pm | By Lorenzo Montanari

On October 8th, the European Union (EU) voted to amend the current Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).  While the revised TPD is not actually adopted, it is on the way.   The purpose of the vote is to create stricter regulations on all tobacco products for the 28-member states. 

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Search Engines are Instrumental in Assisting Individuals Acquire Copyright Materials Illegally
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:54 pm | By Rachelle Korinko


On September 18th, a report was released by Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA).  The report, Understanding the Role of Search in Online Piracy, uses data from the UK and the US. This report measured the role that search engines play in assisting individuals in accessing content illegally. Among some of the interesting statistics produced are 74% of individuals accessing content illegally do so through a search engine, and 58% of the searches use innocuous language.  



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2013 Index shows the U.S. improving in Property Rights Protections
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:56 am | By Lorenzo Montanari

The Property Rights Alliance (PRA) is proud to announce the Sept. 10 release date of the 2013 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), which measures the intellectual and physical property rights of 131 nations from around the world.  This year, 74 international organizations partnered with the PRA in Washington, DC and its Hernando de Soto Fellowship program to produce the seventh annual IPRI.  The study was authored by PhD Candidate Francesco De Lorenzo, who served as this year’s Hernando de Soto Fellow. 

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