Friday Factoids

Friday Factoid – 4.26.13

According to a study published in April 2013, 82% of trademark applications prepared by an attorney received preliminary approval from…

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Friday Factoid – 4.12.13

According to a recent USPTO report, in 2010 average weekly wages for private sector jobs in IP-intensive industries were 42%…

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Friday Factoid – 4.19.13

Several show business celebrities (including Eddie Van Halen, Zeppo Marx, Penn Gillette, Marlon Brando and Lawrence Welk) created inventions that…

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Friday Factoid – 4.5.13

Not only does Lamborghini (the Italian car company) own registered trademarks on its names, it also registered with the USPTO…

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Friday Factoid – 3.22.13

Kodak (which filed for bankruptcy) developed the digital camera and obtained a patent for digital cameras well before they were…

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Friday Factoid – 3.15.13

A 2012 study of jobs conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center found that IP-intensive industries…

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Friday Factoid – 3.08.13

The song “Happy Birthday to You” is protected by copyright (until at least 2030). Source: http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.asp

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Friday Factoid – 3.01.13

Article 27(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes intellectual property rights as a fundamental human right. Source: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

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Friday Factoid – 2.22.13

In 1938, the creators of the Superman character and comics (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) sold their intellectual property rights…

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