Intellectual Property: China’s Michael Jordan Trademark

The Wall Street Journal had a great headline: “In China, Air cheow-DAN Cries Foul.” Saying, “I felt the need to protect my name, my identity, and the Chinese consumer,” Michael Jordan is suing the Chinese firm Qiaodan for using his name as…

Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden…

Silent Salons

The Spanish Society of Authors (SGAE) receives a steady stream of income from Spain