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Friday Factoid – 3.08.13

March 8, 2013

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

Friday Factoid – 3.01.13

March 1, 2013

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

Friday Factoid – 2.22.13

February 22, 2013

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

Friday Factoid – 2.15.13

February 15, 2013

The number of worldwide Internet users increased 566% between 2000 and 2012.  The pool of available Internet Protocol numbers (also…

Friday Factoid – 2.08.13

February 8, 2013

A recent Brookings Institution study of patents issued between 1980 and 2012 indicates that 63% of U.S. patents were issued…

Friday Factoid – 2.01.13

February 1, 2013

If the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registers a trademark or service mark, the mark will be registered…

Friday Factoid – 1.25.13

January 25, 2013

The secret recipe for Dr. Pepper’s soda is protected as a highly valuable trade secret.  It is reported that only…

Friday Factoid – 1.18.13

January 18, 2013

The original copyright law of the United States protected works of authorship for 14 years.  Under current law, the copyright…

Friday Factoid – 1.11.13

January 17, 2013

According to Forbes, for 2012 the world’s most valuable sports brands are: 1) Nike (15B); 2) ESPN (11.5B); 3) Sky…

Friday Factoid – 12.14.12

January 10, 2013

The creation of global top level domains (such as .com, .net and .org) (GTLDs) are administered by ICANN (Internet Corporation…