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Good Sportsmanship in IP

Good Sportsmanship in IP

When you think of the World Cup, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Intense soccer matches where the players leave their hearts on the field? Packed bars with enthusiastic beer-drinking fans donning their home country’s gear? I bet most people certainly don’t immediately think of intellectual property (IP), but believe it or not, IP plays a critical role in every aspect of the games – from the way players line up for free kicks to the way users live-stream the games from all over the world.

Strange Bedfellows: Cotton and IP Tangled Up in Brazil Trade Dispute

Strange Bedfellows: Cotton and IP Tangled Up in Brazil Trade Dispute

© FernandoPodolski / iStock By Kelly Anderson Is there any better feeling than coming home after a long day and putting on your favorite soft cotton tee or snuggling up under your cotton covers? We here at IP Delivers certainly know and love many a cotton product both in our wardrobes and home decor. But […]

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Brazil’s Opportunity to Show Good Sportsmanship in IP

Brazil’s Opportunity to Show Good Sportsmanship in IP

While the snowboards, bobsleds, and skis are dominating the courses in Sochi, we here at IP Delivers are in the spirit of looking forward to other upcoming major global sporting events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which will be in Brazil. Hosting the games is not only an honor but can also provide a major boost to the country’s economy. South Africa, the previous host of the World Cup, generated $200 million in ad revenues alone during the games, pulling the country out of a recession and stimulating double digit economic growth.

Navigating the Global Economy: We’ve Found Your Map

Navigating the Global Economy: We’ve Found Your Map

With the onset of global trade, economies that are oceans apart, both literally and figuratively, are trying to figure out how to navigate the global economy. While some nations appear to be sailing smoothly, others are commandeering rough seas feeling every ebb and flow of development.

Is FDI a Four-Letter Word for India?

Is FDI a Four-Letter Word for India?

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India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) recently released numbers purporting strong international investment in the country’s pharmaceutical sector. The data, which provides a snapshot of the foreign direct investment (FDI) India attracted between April and June of this year, is layered thick with innuendo that recent patent revocations and denials during the same time period have had little effect on India’s investment climate.