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A monthly column devoted to IP curiosities and controversies, named in honour of John of Utynam – who received the world’s first recorded patent in 1449 diary@managingip.com

Buy counterfeits, sell your soul

Anti-counterfeiting organisations try to deter people from buying fakes by stressing the damage to the economy, the dangers of buying inferior products and the risk of funding organised crime.

But an academic study has shown...


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