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Ten years of the WIPR Annual: a decade of IP developments


Ten years of the WIPR Annual: a decade of IP developments


To mark the tenth anniversary of the World IP Review Annual publication, we have selected some IP highlights from the past ten years, as well as provided a look ahead to 2016. WIPR reports.


It seems hard to believe that Twitter, home to more than 280 million users, is already nine years old. On July 15, 2006 the micro-blogging website launched, bringing with it a host of intellectual property concerns.

Freelance photographer Daniel Morel provided one of the most high-profile examples of how Twitter has sometimes been problematic for IP owners. The case dates to 2010, when Morel posted 13 pictures of the Haitian earthquake of that year onto Twitter. An editor at news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) discovered the photos and the agency then distributed some to image database Getty Images.

Myriad Genetics, Twitter, Getty, plain packaging, AFP, TRIPS, Spotify, FIFA World Cup, IOC, ICANN, NPEs, Facebook, Google, Amazon, UPC,


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