Happy New Year everybody!

I’ve gotten a bit slack with posting Interesting IP here, largely because it’s all on my Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin timelines. But I’ll start consolidating the most interesting stories and posting them in one post each day again from today. SO, here’s today’s Interesting IP from around the world, enjoy

Is your name on the list of personalities and trends that will dominate Irish Business in 2016 (relevant here because of the Data Protection Angle in the article)
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/personalities-and-trends-that-will-dominate-irish-business-in-the-new-year-34333150.html

An article from the Irish Examiner about mobile phone companies quest for your personal data:
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/racing/future-of-mobile-advertisers-and-the-quest-for-your-data-374074.html

A fan funded Star Trek movie has been hit with a lawsuit:
http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/24627/20160101/paramount-cbs-suing-producers-of-star-trek-fan-film-for-copyright-infringement.htm

Privacy needs to take centre stage:
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/privacy-can-no-longer-be-a-low-level-box-checking-exercise-1.2480700

Anne Frank’s Diary still at the centre of copyright dispute:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/31/anne-frank-foundation-fights-plans-publish-diary-online-1-january

Microsoft and Coral are fighting over this:


http://www.zdnet.com/article/design-patent-wars-redux-microsoft-vs-corel-for-the-office-ribbon/

Spotify are being sued for €150m for unpaid royalties:
http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-sued-for-150m-in-mechanical-royalties-suit/

Apple Files Trade Mark Applications for new Beats radio stations:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/apple-files-trademarks-for-new-beats-radio-stations

Who owns the term Super Hero? Well Marvel and DC both think they do:
http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com/theyre-stealing-the-language/