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Sunken towns of the Volga revive memories of Stalinist-era Russia 30.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
For former residents, items from the flooded settlement of Mologa draw contradictory views of the Soviet past Continue reading...
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Reddit's first transparency report reveals only 55 requests for user data received in 2014 30.1.2015 Sify News
Reddit has released its first transparency report, revealing that the link-sharing website received only 55 requests for user data in 2014.
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Taylor Swift's 'this sick beat' may be the world's first trademarked lyric 29.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
While there are precedents in the world of celebrity and sport, Swift is the first musician to make a pre-emptive strike against opportunistic third parties Taylor Swift is valiantly protective of her copyrights, as last year’s withdrawal from Spotify proved. As arguably the most successful solo performer in the world, she has just moved to trademark certain lyrical phrases , notably “this sick beat” from Shake it Off as well as “nice to meet you, where you been?” and “party like it’s 1989”. This is arguably less about her wanting to boil every single thing she does down to a “revenue stream” and more about a pre-emptive strike against callously opportunistic third parties who might want to make money off her without either her involvement or her say so. “What she is trying to do is to protect individual phrases within her lyrics where those lyrics have become catchphrases,” explains Alexander Ross, a partner at law firm Wiggin who specialises in music. “Once you have a trademarked phrase you have the ...
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Cong man who took party state unit website down joins AAP 29.1.2015 Rediff: News
Days after he quit Congress and created a controversy by taking down the website of the party state unit, Sanjay Puri on Thursday joined Aam Aadmi Party along with scores of Janakpuri block Congress workers.
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Taylor Swift copyrights 'This Sick Beat' 29.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Star protects a number of phrases from her 1989 album – so don’t think about using them on non-medicated scalp preparations or wind chimes

Not content with having the best-selling US album of 2014, Taylor Swift has leapt into action to copyright certain key phrases from the album, to prevent them appearing on unauthorised merchandise.

The legal database Justia notes that she has trademarked the phrases:
• “Party like it’s 1989”
• “This sick beat”
• “Cause we never go out of style”
• “Could show you incredible things”
• “Nice to meet you, where you been?”.

Related: Taylor Swift: ‘Sexy? Not on my radar'

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Taylor Swift trademarks lyrics, accessories from her album '1989' 29.1.2015 DNA: Top News
Taylor Swift wants to officially make her lyrics her own, and has filed trademarks for some of the popular song lyrics from her recent '1989' album. The 25-year-old Grammy winner doesn't want her lyrics "Party Like It's 1989," "This Sick Beat," "Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?" and "Could Show You Incredible Things," to be used by any other artists in their songs, E! Online reported. Her trademark details includes guitar accessories, musical instruments, handbags, backpacks, ornaments, clothing, public appearances, wind chimes, cushions, mirrors, stickers, cookware, containers, pot holders, towels, blankets and hosiery. And the list goes on to include ribbons, wigs, toys, Christmas tree decorations, educational services, njon-medicated toiletries, skin soap, clocks, jewelry, stationary, frames, beach towels, sun care products, shoe laces, hair ornaments, stockings used in her ...
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China regulator blasts Alibaba for illegal business on its sites 29.1.2015 Rediff: Business
The Chinese government has accused e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of not paying enough attention to illegal business conducted on its platforms and failing to take effective steps to snuff it out.
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Trademark registry directed to consider Bristol-Myers Sqibb’s application afresh 28.1.2015 TOI: India Business
The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has asked the trademark registry to consider afresh a matter related to the trademark application of US-based Bristol-Myers Sqibb Company for its anti-cancer drug Taxol, following refusal of application by the registry.
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Alibaba in row with Chinese regulator over fake goods 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Chinese regulator accuses e-commerce giant of failing to stop sales of dubious products, but company makes rare public retaliation against official criticism

Alibaba, China’s biggest e-retailer, has been strongly criticised by a government regulator for failing to do enough to stop fake goods being sold on its site.

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said in a report published on Wednesday that many products sold through Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall platforms infringed trademarks or were substandard, fake, illegal or dangerous.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment content to messaging service 28.1.2015 Sify Finance
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Start-up logo design: 5 mistakes you should avoid 28.1.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Designing a logo for your start-up may get you into trouble if you are not aware of some basic fundamentals.
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Good times, mad times 28.1.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Is iconic status may have been drawn from his ‘common man’, but Laxman’s signature feature was a complete absence of the common ...
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Hershey's lawsuit sparks British revolt for 'superior' Cadbury chocolate 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The lawsuit seeks to bar imported Cadbury goods in US and has caused British expats to rebel against the American chocolatier: ‘Eating Hershey’s is like a dare’

Many Brits in America make it their business to know where they can buy their comforts from home: decent tea, biscuits (cookies), sweets (candy) – and anything made in Britain by Cadbury.

One such oasis is the Two for the Pot shop in posh Brooklyn Heights. American proprietor John McGill, whose well-heeled British customers have included author Martin Amis, is still digesting the bad news about a Hershey lawsuit designed to ban Cadbury goods imported from the UK.

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Gary Glitter trial: ‘Screaming fans stopped me walking down the street’ 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Paul Gadd, better known as the former rock star, describes ‘Glittermania’ era of 1970s when giving evidence at child sex offence trial

Former glam rock star Gary Glitter has told a jury how at the height of so-called Glittermania in the 1970s he would be greeted by thousands of screaming fans at airports, hundreds would gather outside his Kensington flat and he could not walk down the street without being recognised.

He told jurors at his child sex abuse trial how he acquired his trademark stare and gave them a beatbox-style performance of his most famous anthem, Rock and Roll (Parts 1 and 2).

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Rangers agree £10m emergency loan with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct firm 27.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
• Loan not secured against Ibrox, but the club’s other holdings
• Without loan, club would not be able to cover pay cheques

The cash-strapped Rangers board has agreed a £10m emergency loan deal with Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct firm, it has announced to the Stock Exchange.

Without the injection of fresh funding, the Glasgow club would not have been able to cover pay cheques due to be delivered on Thursday.

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When PM Modi wore a suit with his own name 26.1.2015 TOI: India
Prime Minister Modi's sartorial taste had also invited glowing commentary in the US newspapers during his visit to that country in ...
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Laughter, the best dessert 26.1.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
After meeting Barack Obama thrice in half a day, Narendra Modi promised a "natural global partnership" of Indians and Americans. Within hours, the US President had convinced 200-odd guests at Pranab Mukherjee's dinner how it could bring about a much-needed transformation of political discourse in India.
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So what's our fashion forward PM wearing? 25.1.2015 Rediff: News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ups his style ante for the Obama visit.
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Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt row 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Appeal court judges uphold ban on the fashion chain selling a sleeveless top bearing the singer’s image without her permission

Rihanna has won a legal battle with Topshop over a T-shirt with her image.

In an important ruling on celebrity image rights, the court of appeal upheld a ban on the store selling a Rihanna sleeveless top without her permission.

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Setback to Natco pharma; US Supreme Court sends Teva patent case to Federal Circuit 22.1.2015 ET: Pharma
The US Supreme Court has sent back the patent case related to Teva's multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone for a review by the Federal Circuit.
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