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Save the Date: WIPO Global Awards Ceremony 2022

WIPO - Wed, 07/06/2022 - 10:52
Tune in live to watch the first-ever WIPO Global Awards medals ceremony on July 19, when five exceptional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be unveiled as winners from a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the world. WIPO's new Global Awards program recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using IP to make a positive impact.
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Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

WIPO - Wed, 07/06/2022 - 10:44
The Sixty-Third Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place at WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 14-22, 2022. Follow along online!
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The answers are all within

Research Handbook on Design Law Hartwig Henning (ed) Edward Elgar, 2021 ISBN: 9781781955871, Hard cover, 584 pp. Price: £215
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Meet the 2022 WIPO Global Awards Finalists

WIPO - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 01:26
Twenty innovative small and medium-sized enterprises from around the world are finalists for the first-ever WIPO Global Awards. A selection team chose the finalists from among 272 submissions from 62 countries for the prize, which celebrates commercial solutions based on intellectual property rights to impact economic, social and cultural progress both at home and abroad.
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Sheeran succeeds in ‘Shape of You’ music copyright infringement claim

AbstractThis case involved an assessment of UK copyright infringement, including the application of the question of independent creation and substantial similarity in relation to the copying of a musical work.
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McKenzie urges Brown's Town market vendors to be more responsible

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has urged vendors at the Brown's Town Market in St Ann to be more responsible while operating within the space.
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PM says BPOs can absorb some tourism jobs

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there are signs that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector can provide employment for individuals who have lost their jobs in the tourism industry.The prime minister raised the issue yesterday while touring St Ann North Eastern where hundreds of jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. His tour included a stop at the Ibex BPO plant in Ocho Rios.
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COVID-19 not stopping fireworks at Jamaica 58 celebration

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced last night that there will be fireworks over Kingston today, despite the absence of spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Deputy clerk relishes uproars in Parliament

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
A number of Jamaicans are upset when the media reports on “uproars” and “walkouts” in the Jamaican Parliament at Gordon House.But for 25-year veteran deputy clerk to both Houses of Parliament, Valrie Annie Curtis, it is simply indicative of a dynamic Parliament.
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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying the post violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the novel coronavirus. The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the novel coronavirus.
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Tragic end

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
FIFTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD retired teacher Novelette Cooper spent two days sitting in a chair at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James before she allegedly toppled over and hit her head.Moments later, doctors at the problem-plagued hospital declared her brain dead. She died a few days later.
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COVID-19 problems for political campaigns

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE island's two major political parties could find themselves scrambling to meet the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 protocols when they hit the road to campaign during the lead up to the next general election expected in a matter of weeks.While the protocols do not specifically speak to political meetings, they cover small outdoor events such as concerts, parties, round robins, religious celebrations, and festivals.
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PNP's Guy wants continued medical attention for people with NCDs

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
OPPOSITION spokesman on health Dr Morais Guy says the concerns raised by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) over data showing that a number of countries have pulled back essential health care services at the primary level as they struggle with rising cases of the novel coronavirus is “a genuine one”.
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Confident PNP ready to roll

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has declared its readiness to contest and win the next general election, whenever it is called by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.With speculation mounting that Holness will call Jamaicans to the polls in a matter of weeks, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson yesterday told the Jamaica Observer that the party is ready and confident of victory.
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Newcomer replaces Sampson as PNP standard-bearer for John's Hall

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Businessman Devon Wilson has been named as the new People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the John's Hall d ivision of the Manchester North Western constituency.This follows Councillor Faith Sampson's switch of allegiance to the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) last month.
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Guyana president swears in new Cabinet ministers

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — President Dr Irfaan Ali yesterday swore into office the remaining members of his new “results-oriented” Cabinet, promising also that his Administration would be transparent in dealing with the affairs of Guyana.
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Spokesman raps US ambassador for targeting Chinese firm

Jamaica Observer - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:09
THE Chinese embassy in Jamaica has come out swinging against United States Ambassador Donald Tapia, describing his recent comments about a Chinese company in business with new local lottery firm, Mahoe Gaming, as “baseless and discriminatory”.
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