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Meet Georg Pintz & Partners @INTA Washington

May 02, 2012 01:50:35


Georg Pintz & Partners’ team is exhibiting at the INTA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (5-9 May 2012). We are presenting our new onlineservices to the IP community, and we would be happy to welcome you at our booth No. 336.

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Trademark.co - Video

Mar 07, 2012 11:56:27


Video of Trademark.co

Trademark registration in multiple countries at your desk in 3 steps and 3 minutes with discount prices.

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Quick & Easy European Patent (EP) Validation Service

Feb 21, 2012 06:05:28


Epvalidation.net is intended to provide you a quick, cheap and trustworthy service for the European Patent (EP) validation.

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DAILY: Arbitrability of trademark and copyright disputes

In a landmark decision in Eros International v Telemax Links the Bombay High Court has held that trademark and copyright infringements arising out of a contract containing an arbitration clause constitute an arbitrable dispute which must be referred to the decision of the arbitrator as the civil courts will not entertain such disputes.;

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DAILY: Surprising trademark registration granted for purple and orange

In Discount Drugstores Pty Ltd v Registrar of Trademarks Discount Drugstores has succeeded in its appeal to the Federal Court of Australia concerning the registrability of the colours purple and orange in relation to pharmacy services. The case is unusual both in the way it was decided and the broad scope of protection afforded to the company.;

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DAILY: Trademarkia and others react to Alibaba’s potential entry into trademark registration world

Alibaba Group is poised to enter the market for trademark filing services through the launch of a platform called Chuangxin Bao. The relative lack of fanfare for the launch suggests a low-key start for the offering, but conversations at last week’s INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando suggest that those in the trademark industry, both inside and outside China, are watching closely.;

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DAILY: Timing of the mark-fame inquiry under US dilution statute

The federal Lanham Act protects the distinctiveness of a famous mark against likely dilution, but the statute’s protection is available only against a defendant which began using the mark after the plaintiff’s mark had become famous. A hard line has historically been given towards this requirement, but this was taken one step further in Omega SA (Omega AG) (Omega Ltd) v Alpha Phi Omega.;

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DAILY: New regulation on customs enforcement enters into force in Albania

A new regulation on customs enforcement of IP rights, modelled after EU Regulation 608/2013, entered into force in Albania on January 12 2016.;

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DAILY: Trademark suits down as research reveals most litigious companies (and the firms that represent them)

New data from Lex Machina has highlighted a fall in trademark litigation filings in the US, with case numbers in the first quarter of this year at a seven-year low. If this trend continues, it will ring alarm bells in law firms that rely on contentious work for their revenue streams.;

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EVENT: IPBC Japan 2016

This unique one-day event is designed specifically for the Japanese corporate IP community. Comprised of thought leaders from domestic and international market-leading companies, including members of investment, regulatory and judicial community, this year’s expert speaking faculty will discuss fundamentals of IP value creation and strategic IP management in the Japanese context. ;

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EVENT: Brand Monetisation: The Legal and Licensing Perspective

This one-day event will tackle critical issues surrounding brand licensing and extension strategies, from initial planning through to market execution, presenting best practice for the creation of successful commercial partnerships and advice on how to disentangle when things go wrong. ;

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DAILY: No confusion or false advertising in online cigarette aisle

In VMR Products LLC (VMR) v V2H ApS, VMR sued V2H and V2 Tobacco for trademark infringement pursuant and false advertising based on the sales and advertising of their product ‘snus’.;

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DAILY: Dominican Republic certifies more products with PDOs

The National Office of Industrial Property has certified an increasing number of Dominican products with a protected denomination of origin.;

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DAILY: Lessons from the José Mourinho trademark tussle with Chelsea

It has been reported that the delay in announcing José Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager is partly down to trademark negotiations with his previous club Chelsea. While extremely unlikely to scupper his appointment, the development provides a useful lesson on the management of personal brands.;

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DAILY: WTR Industry Award winners revealed at celebration of in-house excellence

Following last night's champagne reception and presentations at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, we can now reveal (for those who were not following the action on Twitter) the winners at this year’s WTR Industry Awards. Among those honoured were teams from American Red Cross, Enterprise Holdings, Grupo Bimbo, Moncler, Red Bull and Verizon Communications.;

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DAILY: Successful trademark infringement claim without physical evidence

In Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Global Gaming Supplies Pty Ltd the Full Federal Court found in favour of Aristocrat. It held that Global’s counterfeit goods had infringed Aristocrat’s trademark – despite Aristocrat being unable to produce the infringing gaming machines in court for inspection.;

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DAILY: Scandalous marks, IACC fallout and future INTA host cities: INTA 2016 final day report

The final day of the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting has arrived and thousands of bleary-eyed lawyers will shortly be making their way back home. However, there are still many interesting insights to gather, including debate over scandalous marks, a call for IACC members to be polled on the future of the organisation and rumours on where future INTA Annual Meetings will be held.;

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DAILY: Infringers ignore permanent injunction orders at their peril

An order providing sweeping post-injunctive relief to a non-profit fraternal organisation serves as a cautionary tale for infringers who fail to take permanent injunction orders seriously.;

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DAILY: Hashtag disputes, speed networking and skunks at the garden party: INTA 2016 day three report

In this update, the World Trademark Review editorial team present some of the highlights from the third day of the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting, including complaints about graphic imagery on exhibition stands, insights into the true scale of app store infringement, heated debate over trademark protection for hashtags and an interview with the law firm that is so intent on spreading its message that it booked two exhibition stands.;

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DAILY: Did GS Media play ball with Playboy pics?

Advocate General Wathelet recently gave his opinion in GS Media v Sanoma that it is not copyright infringement to hyperlink to a website that has published unauthorised photos. This case preserves the proper functioning of the Internet but also presents difficulties for protecting online copyright.;

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DAILY: Racist rebrands, emoji enforcement and the IP links to terrorism: INTA 2016 day two report

In this update, the World Trademark Review editorial team present some of the highlights from the second jam-packed day of the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting, including novel approaches to trademark enforcement, a chilling reminder of the link between counterfeiting and terrorism, how the ongoing US election campaign is affecting IP in some countries and why the Japan Patent Office has not accepted any of the 477 applications for colour trademarks that it has received so far.;

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DAILY: High Court lays down grounds for enforcing inherited publicity rights

In Mrs Chitra Jagjit Singh v Panache Media, a single judge of the High Court of Bombay has refused to allow the plaintiff’s ad interim application to restrain Panache from violating the publicity rights of well-known singer the late Jagjit Singh (the plaintiff’s husband), in which the plaintiff claimed rights through inheritance.;

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DAILY: Artistic works are ‘capable of being registered’ as design

The High Court of Delhi has dismissed a suit for copyright infringement under Section 15(2) of the Copyright Act 1957, which provides that once a copyright in a design is applied to an article by an industrial process more than 50 times, ownership of the copyright ceases because the copyright resulting in creation of the article is capable of being registered under the Designs Act 2000.;

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DAILY: Use of term in descriptive manner is not genuine use of trademark

In Henkell & Co Sektkellerei KG v European Union Intellectual Property Office the General Court held that the evidence provided by Henkell in order to prove genuine use of its earlier EU trademark did not prove to the requisite legal standard that the earlier trademark had been put to genuine use during the relevant period.;

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DAILY: Taylor Swift, '.sucks' mischief, plain packaging videogames and Batman: INTA 2016 day one report

Orlando is currently packed to the rafters with trademark lawyers attending INTA’s 2016 Annual Meeting. World Trademark Review reporters Tim Lince, Jacob Schindler and Cassie Lam present some of their highlights from the first full day of the event, including what Taylor Swift can teach us about personal branding, IP anecdotes featuring Harry Potter, Vox Populi's latest '.sucks' INTA marketing stunt and observations from an INTA newbie.;

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DAILY: INTA celebrates record Annual Meeting attendance; figures show rise in corporate attendees

The 2016 INTA Annual Meeting has well and truly begun, and as event co-chairs Peter Dernbach and Rick McMurtry confirmed at today’s opening ceremonies, it is the organisation’s biggest ever. Further analysis of attendance data reveals a sharp rise in corporate attendees compared to last year’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, with many of the world’s biggest brands bringing more counsel this year.;

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DAILY: World Trademark Review at INTA 2016: meet the team and grab some freebies

INTA’s Annual Meeting is nearly upon us, and the World Trademark Review team is in Orlando to cover all the goings on at the trademark world’s biggest event. Visit us in the exhibition hall at stand 1415-1417 to meet the team and pick up some of our latest publications.;

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DAILY: Did Master pass-off Mister?

The Federal Court recently issued a decision respecting trademark infringement and passing-off in the case of Responsive Brands Inc v 2248003 Ontario Inc. The decision shows the power of extensive use of an otherwise not highly distinctive mark to extend the scope of protection.;

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DAILY: Keeping up with the Joneses

In Auyantepui Corp SA v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the General Court has upheld the decision of the EUIPO Second Board of Appeal concerning the figurative mark consisting of the word element ‘Mr’ followed by the word ‘Jones’.;

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DAILY: Alibaba talks up anti-counterfeiting credentials at IACC conference; opinion remains split

Alibaba Group’s controversial appearance at the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition’s Spring Conference on Thursday, which had been marred by a series of dramatic developments over the last week, focused on calls for cooperation and the use of big data to tackle the anti-counterfeiting threat. However, reaction to the speech was divided.;

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DAILY: BMW claims trademark infringement by independent garage

In Bayerische Motoren Werke AG v Technosport London Ltd & George Agyeton, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court upheld Bayerische Motoren Werke’s claims for trademark infringement and passing off against an independent garage (and its director in his personal capacity).;

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DAILY: INTA president expands on internationalisation plans ahead of annual meeting

In a year focused on expanding the global presence of the International Trademark Association (INTA), INTA’s 2016 president and chair of the board, Ronald van Tuijl, has updated World Trademark Review on the association’s plans for a representative office in Latin America and how preparations have been going for the upcoming INTA Annual Meeting.;

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DAILY: Plain packaging gets green light in the UK as court dismisses legal challenge

The High Court in London has rejected a challenge to legislation introducing plain packaging for tobacco products. The decision was handed down just a day before the new regime makes effect, meaning that the UK will shortly become the latest country to implement plain packaging.;

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DAILY: Australian and Singaporean courts clarify ‘own name’ defence

The bona fide use of ‘own name’ is a longstanding defence to trademark infringement in Singapore and Australia. However, although case law on the defence is sparse in both countries, the Court of Appeal of Singapore and the Federal Court of Australia have recently issued decisions which provide guidance.;

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DAILY: JD.com CEO mocks Alibaba’s “new found belief in protecting IP” in fiery WTR-exclusive op-ed

The attention of the anti-counterfeiting world is currently focused on Alibaba, with group president Michael Evans giving a keynote speech at the IACC Spring Conference this morning after a week of debate over the company’s anti-counterfeiting credentials. Adding his voice to the discussion, the CEO of Chinese online retail giant JD.com has sent an exclusive opinion piece to World Trademark Review, seeking to draw a distinction between JD.com’s approach and that of other Chinese e-commerce platforms.;

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DAILY: Reasonable compensation for published EU trademark

Advocate General Wathelet has rendered his opinion in Irina Nikolajeva v OÜ Multi Protect in response to a request for a preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice in regards to the interpretation of Articles 9(3) and 102(1) of the Community Trademark Regulation.;

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DAILY: Business insurance is best when insurer understands its contractual obligations

Brent Duke and e-cigarette vendor, 21 Century Smoking Inc were sued by DR Distributors LLC and others for trademark counterfeiting and infringement and unfair competition and false designation of origin under both the common law of unfair competition and the Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act.;

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DAILY: Trademark battle over Bear Bryant’s houndstooth hat

In an unusual clash between a federal judge and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the question was: if the parties to a trademark registration dispute settle while the case is on appeal to a federal district court, must the TTAB obey the court’s order to vacate its precedential decision?;

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DAILY: Patent Institute accepts right to stage name as sole ground for refusal

In two recent decisions, the Turkish Patent Institute accepted oppositions filed against the publication of two trademark applications based on the opponents’ rights to their stage names and refused the applications which included those stage names.;

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DAILY: Alibaba enters trademark filing market, launches tool for brands to make applications

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group has launched a pair of IP-related initiatives, including a new policy for luxury sales that is timed to take effect on the day that Director General Jack Ma was due to deliver the keynote address at the IACC’s Spring Conference this week. The second will grab the attention of all IP law firms; the company appears to have taken the first steps towards becoming an IP service provider.;

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DAILY: Opposition to registration of SWISSBERNARD mark

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH has failed in its opposition to the registration of the SWISSBERNARD mark applied for on January 31 2012 by Ayoub in Class 14 for “horological and chronometric instruments” and published for opposition on July 20 2012.;

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DAILY: Trademark complaint against Bollywood blockbuster shines spotlight on fair use limitations in India

Released worldwide last month, Bollywood star vehicle Fan has attracted mixed reviews from moviegoers and critics. But it is not just declining box office receipts that are causing a headache for the film’s producers. They are also facing a trademark infringement claim from a confectioner whose products were used as a key prop in the movie.;

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DAILY: Well-known trademark – bad faith and prior use

The Federal Supreme Court recently upheld important principles in relation to well-known trademark protection and elements; bad faith as a reason to lose ownership of a prior-filed application; and the need to consider ownership in the country of origin.;

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DAILY: IACC suspends Alibaba, but confirms Jack Ma will still speak at its conference later this week

Two days after an anonymous letter was circulated to the management of the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition laying out a number of allegations about the organisation’s operations, the board of directors has responded by suspending the newly formed General Membership category – leading to the suspension of a number of its members, including Alibaba.;

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DAILY: JUMPMAN prevails in a different type of court

Nike has won the latest round of a long-running dispute over its ability to register the sign JUMPMAN. The decision calls into question the value and wisdom of EU trademark protection for smaller businesses trading in only one member state.;

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DAILY: Rolls Royce cars no longer tarnished by Rolls Royce Rizzy

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC were recently successful in a proceeding filed against a rapper who records and sells music, and performs under the name Rolls Royce Rizzy.;

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DAILY: India considers strict penalties for celebrities who endorse dangerous or faulty products

In the wake of recent scandals involving the brands Maggi and Amrapali, Indian politicians are considering the introduction of harsh penalties for celebrities who endorse products and services that are deemed to be detrimental to consumer interests. If realised on the statute books, the proposals could have a significant impact on advertising and trademark strategies on the subcontinent.;

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DAILY: IACC in turmoil as anonymous membership collective pledges mass exodus

A tumultuous few weeks at the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition took a turn for the worse when an anonymous whistleblower email, claiming to represent a “majority” of the organisation’s brand owner members, was sent to the coalition’s board demanding immediate change at the organisation and warning that members will discontinue funding and cease all participation in the organisation’s activities.;

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DAILY: Unregistered handbag designs protected under ‘catch-all’ provision

The Seoul High Court has rendered a significant decision that further clarifies the meaning of the ‘catch-all’ provision of the Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Protection Prevention Act.;

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DAILY: Court provides clarity on Google AdWords and use ‘as a trademark’

In Veda Advantage Limited v Malouf Group Enterprises Pty Limited clarification has been provided on whether use of a competitor’s trademark as a Google AdWords search term constitutes use ‘as a trademark’.;

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DAILY: Virtual reality is set to emerge as a new trademark battleground, brand owners are warned

If this year’s technology predictions hold true, 2016 will be the year that virtual reality (VR) begins to break into the mainstream. As products from the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Sony, HTC and Samsung add much-needed competition to a new generation of VR devices, one IP expert tells World Trademark Review that VR platforms and VR-related domains should now be on the policing schedule for most brand owners.;

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DAILY: Registrant to withdraw PANAMA PAPERS mark following lawsuit threat from investigative journalists

World Trademark Review has learned that the registrant behind a German trademark for the term THE PANAMA PAPERS has been threatened with legal action by the two journalists involved in the unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of law firm Mossack Fonseca. While the registrant has since agreed to withdraw the mark, he remains steadfast that he alone "was the only one who had seen the potential in the Panama Papers name".;

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DAILY: Comprehensive new amendments to the Trademark Act

The National Assembly has recently approved major amendments to the Trademark Act which will come into effect on September 1 2016. These are the first comprehensive amendments to the act in 26 years.;

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Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection

"Al Bassel Fair For Invention and Innovation"; objective: to encourage creators and inventors, and to promote their creations;

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National Geographic Television

Film: "Illicit - The Dark Trade" and accompanying curriculum materials and activity guide for students and teachers;

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)

Curriculum materials: "Think Kit" (2016) helps pupils understand the importance of protecting and respecting IP and helps students to learn about the commercial benefits of IP;

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European Union, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)

"Roadmaps for IP Protection" guides covering IP protection at trade fairs, customs enforcement, trademark/copyright/patent protection, Community Designs, trade secrets Access to all IP laws and IP legal updates in the European Union (EU) and China Intellectual property documentation by leading experts from China and Europe;

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Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

"Cracking Ideas" project: uses a combination of specific lesson plans, teaching resources and a dedicated website (crackingideas.com) to encourage innovation and creativity among pupils in the 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16 and 18+ age groups Spokescharacters: Wallace & Gromit Teaching resources covering 5-18+ age groups; provide clearly structured curriculum-linked sessions to help explain and explore IP with students across a range of subjects Annual "Cracking Ideas" competition; an innovation and creativity competition for young people aged 4 – 16 years old;

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School of Communications and Theater (SCT)

Copyright and fair use curriculum: "Teaching about copyright and fair use for media literacy education"; designed for educators interested in exploring copyright and fair use with their students;

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Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Website: "Copyright Kids" Event: Copyright Awareness Week; objective: to encourage teachers from all subject areas to teach students basic concepts about copyright during Copyright Awareness Week;

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IP Australia

Shark Tank reality TV series (2015); IP Australia is following the series and doing a wrap up each week of the role IP played (or didn’t play) "Hard Sell" competition (2011/2012): challenges tertiary students around Australia to develop a TV advertisement that would creatively communicate the importance of IP to Australian businesses;

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United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

"USPTO Kids" website (activities, events, FAQ, games, puzzles, resources, videos): Sections for kids, teens and parents/teachers;

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

"Know your source" flyer campaign (2014) to raise health-care professionals' awareness of counterfeit medicines Poster: "Counterfeit Medicines - Filled With Empty Promises";

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International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

"Turn Back Crime" campaign (2014) to raise awareness about the organized, transnational criminal networks behind various crimes that can affect the general public on a day-to-day level, in particular, those crimes that are harmful to health or that are facilitated by the Internet, including fake goods and medicines "Proud to be" campaign (2011/2012) to raise public awareness worldwide of the health risks posed by fake medicines; spokespersons: Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Youssou N'Dour "Don't Be Your Own Killer" videos (2010) highlighting the dangers of illegal (...);

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closer2patents

Free workshops for students and academic institutions on various topics of intellectual property rights (IPR) across India;

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Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness, Lionsgate UK

"Postman Pat: The Movie" trailer (2014); aims to inspire film fans to choose official content with one of the UK’s best-loved childhood characters Postman Pat;

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

"Buy Real. Fakes Cost More" anti-fakes campaign to help consumers understand that what may seem like harmless purchases are not so harmless, and that some counterfeit products are a real threat to health and safety, jobs and the economy;

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

"Intellectual Property Guidelines for Business": provide information to businesses on practical steps that they can take to protect their own innovation and creativity in IP-based products and services, as well as to protect against the risk of using counterfeit materials or infringing other companies’ IP rights;

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

"Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveler" campaign (2014) to raise awareness about the most common illicit goods and services that tourists might be exposed to while travelling; provides guidance to recognize possible situations of trafficking in persons, wildlife, cultural artefacts, illicit drugs and counterfeit goods, and invites travelers to take action through responsible consumer choices.;

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British Library Business & IP Centre

Online distance learning courses: "Basics of Intellectual Property Protection", "Searching the Databases", "Analysing the Markets" Guide: "Inventing - What you need to know to protect and commercialise your ideas" (2010): explains the process of inventing, from protecting your ideas to licensing and manufacturing Exhibitions: "Inventing the 21st century" (explores the stories behind some of the most iconic inventions of the century’s first decade; 2010); "Weird and Wonderful Inventions and Gadgets" (2008) "Invent it! (...);

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National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

"Get Real About IP Theft" public education campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of IP theft on public health, safety, and the economy;

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)

"Treasure Island" education campaign to build understanding of and respect for IP in young people in a creative way; includes a combination of online resources, apps and a live tour of Karaoke Shower "MusicBiz" anti music piracy competition inviting 14-18 year olds to create their own storyboard or short film of 90 seconds or less focusing on how songwriters, artists and bands are rewarded for their creativity;

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UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Aardman Animations

"Music Inc." app: allows users to take on the role of managing an aspiring musician, designed to give young music fans an insight into the modern music industry and to educate them on specific challenges encountered by artists in the digital age;

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