Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group Bulletin

Editorial Team: Nick FitzpatrickDuncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell

The Intellectual Property Office has signed a landmark copyright agreement with its counterparts in Nigeria in an attempt to improve international cooperation on copyright issues between the two nations.


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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY ALERT

Robert Benson

Today President Barack Obama signed into law the America Invents Act, marking the first time in nearly 60 years that US patent legislation has been reformed.

The US does not often update its patent law. The most recent set of federal patent laws was signed by President Harry Truman in 1952, which itself was the first major revision of US patent law since the Patent Act of 1836.


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