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Brand & New is a podcast produced by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and focused on innovation. Our host, Audrey Dauvet, shares a new topic every two weeks, on Tuesday—to inform and inspire listeners. Each podcast consists of an open dialogue with experts, visionaries, and influential people from all over the world in order to learn more about the evolution of the legal and intellectual property ecosystem, its concepts, and all actual or potential consequences. Because we cons ...
 
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Mick's cough is like his IRA stories - neither have gone away. And from a field full of holes to a vaccine plan full of holes, Clare and Mick start to see the flaws in the EU's plan to tackle Covid-19.Elsewhere, Clare discusses European Arrest Warrants and Julian Assange, while Mick believes he has more support in Ireland than Alexander Navalny has…
 
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Mick is coughing, which he blames on the heat, but he plans to stick around for a while yet.However, the ignoramus Trump won't be sticking around, and with Biden only barely alive what's the future for the US after the riots on Capitol Hill?Did Europe get its Covid-19 vaccine order right? Mick and Clare discuss the corona virus and how biodiversity…
 
Brexit is boring Mick and Clare to death, so much so that people think they may actually be dead because RTE covers nothing from Europe these days other than Brexit. However, it doesn't stop the two Irish MEP's discussing everything from the Balkans, to Iran, to human rights to the leaky water pipes in Dublin that Mick wasn't allowed fix.Oh, and of…
 
Tim Moss Interview With Tim Moss – CEO of the UKIPO – All About BREXIT – IP Fridays Episode 114 Please visit the website of the UKIPO for all important notices regarding BREXIT, especially the article Intellectual property after 1 January 2021By Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan
 
The great bastion of democracy, the European Union, claimed the recent elections in Venezuela were a fraud, even before they took place. Unlucky for them intrepid travellers Mick and Clare were two of four MEPs who bothered to journey to Caracas to observe proceedings for themselves.This is their account of what really went down in Venezuela.…
 
Video conferencing and social media apps like Zoom, Houseparty, and TikTok have exploded in popularity during these times of global social distancing. While these apps have become much more popular among regular users, they also have attracted potential hackers, raising opportunities as well as risks to a brand-new scale and prompting some platform…
 
Mick believes Damien is attempting to cancel him - well, at the very least his stories of gratuitous sex.Meanwhile, Clare discusses "The Joy of Sex", her Fundamental Rights Report, the pleanary speech that made headlines across Spain and Catalunya, and being compared to a rapist by a far right headbanger.And Mick provides more background to the tro…
 
Welcome to this special episode of Brand&New in Boston, Massachusetts recorded during INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting. This unique event, a must for education and networking, is attended each spring by more than 10,000 members of the IP community and beyond, from over 150 countries. So Brand&New could not miss it! Counterfeiting is no less than one of t…
 
Mick is in a state of shock after being called "the MEP who looks like the bass player from Jethro Tull" during a committee meeting with a neo conservative journalist.The two MEPs discuss their amendment to the report on stocktaking of the European Elections, where they aim to establish a free EU-wide TV channel for streaming proceedings from the E…
 
Interview with INTA President Ayala Deutsch – the INTA Annual Meeting – EPO Videoconferences in Opposition Proceedings – IP Fridays – Episode 113 https://www.inta.orgBy Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan
 
Clare and Mick give their reaction to the US presidential election and discuss what changes the world is likely to see under Biden and Harris. Meanwhile, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees has run out of money at a time that the new US vice president, Kamala Harris, has promised to provide $70 million a week to Israel…
 
Following the recent wave of protests around the world centering on racial injustice and police brutality, many brands using offensive racial stereotypes have taken a stance, either voluntarily or due to social pressure. In the United States, in particular, consumers and media organizations have pinpointed brands like Uncle Ben’s, Aunt Jemima, and …
 
Mick's 96-year-old mother Maureen has sadly just passed away. Exiled in Brussels and unable to return home for the funeral, Mick remembers his late mother with a couple of interesting stories. Elsewhere, the European Parliament is getting locked down and the MEPs are about to get locked out.Clare rallies against the mistreatment and push backs of m…
 
We all heard of Jacinda Ardern's electoral win in New Zealand, but not a peep from the media about the landslide win in the Bolivian elections. Clare, Mick and Damien discuss the democracy in action which brought about the monumental win of MAS (Movement Towards Socialism party) in Bolivia, and the rejection of last year's right-wing coup.We've all…
 
In the twenty-seventh episode of I4C Trouble Clare explains why fundamental rights in Bulgaria were on the plenary agenda in October and why the largest group in the Parliament learned to regret it, while Mick discusses the strong position the Parliament has taken in the Climate Law. In other news, an Irish campaign to free Julian Assange was launc…
 
Our social lives have been turned upside down over the last six months, to say the least. While we have all appreciated first-hand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on our personal life, it has also impacted our professional relationships and daily interactions. Remote work seems to be here to stay with an estimated close to 30% of the work…
 
This week on I4C Trouble, Mick spills the beans on the hearings for the new Irish commissioner-designate, Mairead McGuinness. Clare reports on Europol's troubling aspirations to become a European FBI, and describes the interesting parliamentary politics around the first Rule of Law resolution, which centre on Bulgaria. The European Parliament discu…
 
As Mick gets noticed in Belarus, our MEPs discuss the ongoing weaponisation of human rights. The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum has been unveiled, but besides lots of talk of solidarity, it seems less designed to help refugees and asylum seekers than it is to send them back where they came from and pander to the anti-migrant member states. I…
 
Clare and Mick conduct a post mortem on President Ursula von der Leyen's "State of the Union" address. Finally we're talking about a coordinated European COVID response, but is it too late? Why is the European Union legislating shipping emissions, but letting top polluters like the navy run rampant? Civil unrest in Belarus is being used to push for…
 
As Damien returns to the European Parliament after the summer break Clare and Mick have a wide ranging discussion on security and defence issues in Brussels, taking in the arms lobby and security contractors, the EU cybersecurity strategy, the European Defence Fund and the European Peace Facility. Things are on the move everywhere, in Libya, Mali a…
 
Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic and its gripping effects, 2020 will most likely be remembered for the series of police brutalities leading to the deaths of several African Americans in the United States and a subsequent wave of protests all over the world. These movements for racial justice led to a surge in initiatives in favor of black, indigeno…
 
As Irish media coverage of Brussels wanes in the wake of Commissioner Phil Hogan's resignation over Golfgate, the real story of what goes on in the EU and further abroad remains untold. The people of Lebanon suffer the aftermath of a devastating industrial and economic crisis. The war on Syria rages on. The EU-MERCOSUR trade deal continues into law…
 
With Damien yet to return from the summer recess Clare and Mick sneak into the studio to discuss the Galway society dinner scandal that seized Irish politics for a week, stampeded all the way to Brussels and claimed the head of Ursula von der Leyen's biggest commissioner. What did it all mean? What did it achieve? And as Alexander Lukaschenko's day…
 
In an episode recorded on the last day before the summer recess, which seems like a lifetime ago now, Clare and Mick discuss the controversy in Ireland over Barry Cowen's dismissal by Taoiseach Micheál Martin. They review the hearing for the candidate for the head of the European Medicines Agency and recount their confrontation over increased milit…
 
RECORDED BEFORE THE CURRENT SANITARY CRISIS Major brands regularly experience crises and make the news for alleged fundamental rights violations or similar breaches with high social stakes. Think racial discrimination, privacy and data breaches, sexual harassment at the workplace, or even life-threatening health hazards such as food poisoning. This…
 
While the digital age has unleashed huge positive and beneficial opportunities, there are also more controversial, debatable, or even unlawful or harmful innovations. With hidden data breaches, dark web criminality, chatbots trolls, or deep fake impersonations, high technology provides anyone – literally anyone – with many easily accessible effecti…
 
Clare and Mick explain tough calls on haulier's rights this plenary week in the monolithic Mobility Package of legislation. Our MEPs discuss the successful completion of a progressive "Wallace Report" at the environment committee, recognizing how the climate crisis affects the Global South. Also: what is it with the European Parliament's obsesssion…
 
While most, if not all lawyers thrive for excellence and success with their clients, cases, or projects, not everyone manages to really reach and more importantly remain at the top of their game throughout their careers. Our guests today offer two different but similarly stunning examples of successful careers in the intellectual property world. Mo…
 
As the moment of truth approaches for the formation of an Irish government back home, Clare and Mick discuss the enormous defence spending at the EU, the visit of the Director of the World Health Organisation to the environment committee to discuss COVID-19, the publication of the annual Europol Terrorism Report, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis…
 
What does diversity bring to the intellectual property industry and practice? What does it mean, in practice, to champion minority empowerment in the IP world? In this third episode of our Women's Empowerment in IP series, Myrtha Hurtado Rivas, the Global Head of Trademarks and Domain Names at Novartis International AG, Basel, Switzerland, talks ab…
 
Hot on the heels of the June plenary Clare and Mick compare notes on the big votes of the week, including their motion on the Black Lives Matter movement, the EU-Israel Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement, and yet another human rights debate on Hong Kong. And, as the Green Party membership gears up to vote on whether to form a coalition with Fian…
 
Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy – Interview with Michael LeMieux of the ICC BASCAP – Invalidity and Revocation of German Trademarks – Episode 112 – IP Fridays Find more information on the ICC BASCAP program here: https://iccwbo.org/global-issues-trends/bascap-counterfeiting-piracy/By Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan
 
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worldwide have been implementing more or less stringent social distancing and lockdown measures, and the operations of intellectual property (IP) offices have been impacted just as any other businesses or institutions. Many IP offices around the world have implemented emergency policies to limit t…
 
Besides looking at arms exports in the security and defence committee and the environmental impacts of European agricultural policy, Clare and Mick speak about the uprisings against systemic racism stateside and worldwide, the murder of George Floyd, the brutal crackdowns by militarized police, and the poor response from the European Union's foreig…
 
As the lockdown gradually eases, the Commission is unveiling a hodgepodge of plans and work is furiously underway to scrutinize them all. Clare and Mick break down the highlights of a busy week at the European Parliament: state aid rules and bail outs; food sustainability and big farms; public private partnerships and corporate lobbying; how the EU…
 
When security breaches make news headlines, they tend to be about nefarious hackers in another country or a catastrophic failure of technology. However, employees occasionally make mistakes that can pose grave dangers to the organization’s cybersecurity, from emailing valuable data to recipients to misconfiguring assets that enable unwanted access …
 
Clare and Mick discuss European exceptionalism and the real values of the European project. What is going on with coronavirus tracking apps and why are they a threat to civil liberties? Why is the EU fast-tracking bailouts for airlines but overlooking workers rights? What is Europe doing in the Sahel region of Africa and why are the Irish Defence F…
 
News reports have never been as science-oriented as they tend to be these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing capacities, hospital medical equipment, potential treatments, and vaccine research are front and center, and it seems it is going to stay that way for some time given the direct and tangible stake that the public has in all those dis…
 
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