Latest blog articles by IGIR

  • Plants and seeds - blog conference

    Plant variety rights and patent: which way to go?

    7 May 2018
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    Innovation is stimulated by a well designed regulatory framework as well as a balanced and effective Intellectual Property (IP) protection. IP protection gives the innovator an exclusive right on his innovation and allows a fair sustained return for his investment. In agricultural industry, plant variety rights system is one of the most important mechanisms.
  • Chinese game clone example nr 2

    The proliferation of game clone in China versus copyright law

    26 April 2018
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    “Game clone” means two kinds of act: one is the act of game piracy, where the second game is a reproduction or abridgement of earlier games. Another act is that of creating games where second game contains similar elements as compared to earlier games.
  • Nutella branding marketing campaign

    The risk in the personalisation trend of famous brands

    3 April 2018
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    Nowadays, companies let consumers ‘play’ with their trademark: in the ‘Your Nutella – your way’ campaign the customer is invited to create his name label on a Nutella jar in the classic design of the Nutella logo. Nevertheless, there is an enhanced risk of trade mark dilution.
  • Sustainable energy_Trust in Trade

    (Dis)trust in trade: bad news for the global energy transition?

    22 March 2018
    by: 
    IGIR in Law
    The urgent transition to low-carbon energy systems requires massive investments and international cooperation. Yet chances of collaboration and exchange are growingly difficult in a context where trust is in short supply. How can we understand (dis)trust patterns in this complex domain?
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