Verification of standards: marks as shortcuts for consumers

The last blog post was about a very particular kind of mark which indicates where something is produced. There are other certification marks that indicate other characteristics. A certification mark may be a geographical indicator, like but it can also indicate other characteristics, like or This page from Underwriter Laboratories explains how they certify use of…
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Comparing apples to apples

Where does the fruit in the grocery store come from? This article tells the story of the development of a new apple variety, and shines a light on an often overlooked type of patent. Types of patents Most patents are utility patents, but there are also design patents and plant patents. (Many other countries protect decorative…
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