Japan and USA to join Hague agreement
201502.27
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Japan and USA to join Hague agreement

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have announced that Japan and the United States of America will join forces with the other signatories to the Hague Agreement in respect of International registrations of Industrial Designs. Applications for international registrations, if granted, provide the applicants with protection in all territories in which they have designated. The…

Lenovo facing questions about the Superfish adware
201502.20
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Lenovo facing questions about the Superfish adware

The Superfish adware was automatically installed on a number of Lenovo’s laptops until January 2015. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission, and it affects the Internet Explorer and the Google Chrome browsers on these machines. Lenovo, however, defended the adware, saying that it helps users find and…