This infographic from the WIPO has some classics from the misinformation tool kit. It wants to show the increase in Domain Name cases in 2016 and the relative sizes of the industry sectors they came from. But by increasing both the height and width of shapes used to represent them, the differences are exaggerated.
This graphic tries to show that the number of cases has increased by 10% and the height of the shaded square behind is indeed 10% taller than the unshaded one in front. But the width has also been increased by 10%. This is deceptive because the area of the shaded square is 21% greater than the unshaded one. A more accurate representation would look like this:
The same error is made in the breakdown by country, but it is especially egregious in the case of France.
This attempts to illustrate the 38.3% increase in cases from France. But an increase of 38.3% in both the height and width of a square results in an increase in area of a staggering 91%. A more accurate represe…
The first registered trade mark in force in Ireland was the UK's Trade Mark No. 1 for Bass Ale. However, following independence in 1922 Ireland put in place its own intellectual property regime. The Industrial and Commercial Property (Protection) Act 1927 established a trade mark register for Ireland. Deanta I nEireann is Irish for Made in Ireland.
A trade mark that merely designates the country of origin would not be registrable today.
The routing algorithm used by Transport for Ireland clearly needs tweaking. It suggests that passengers travelling from Bishopstown to Ballincollig should go all the way into town and change busses there, despite the routes intersecting much earlier. That could add an hour to the journey on a bad day. I wonder is it because the bus routes don't share an actual stop, the routing algorithm does not consider them to intersect? At the point where they first meet, the busses are travelling opposite directions they don't share any stops with the same number. But of course most passengers would be happy to get off and cross the road to save an hour.
I've reported the problem to the website operators. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes to fix it.
I received a details response within hours.
The error was fixed within the week.