Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2011 09:22 UTC
Legal Earlier this week, we were introduced to a new concept in intellectual property law: the European 'Community Design'. The Community Design is a sort of trademark on design, and sits halfway between a trademark and a patent. I decided to investigate what, exactly, the laws and regulations around Community Designs are, and what I found was shocking. Think the USPTO is bad? Wait until you learn about the Community Design.
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A lot of these intellectual property laws are framed by hectic/clandestine corporate lobbying. Therefore, it's no surprise that they serve the interests of large corporations. Thanks to a strong opposition by leftist legislators in India, nothing like this exists and software patents per se are not allowed. Also, minor variations of extant inventions cannot be patented.

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India also produces very cheap generic pharmaceuticals for the same reasons,

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przemo_li Member since:

Geeee EU is mostly on the left side, and we have this "IP" burden here because of them. (Poland my country is one of ee 2-3 countries with "right" gov?)

Oh, and I approve cheap medicines. Also disbanding software patents in every scrape of the land on earth.

Edited 2011-08-12 07:49 UTC

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