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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


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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: Nike targeted in copyright suit that has distinct trademark implications

In a suit centred on the iconic Jordan Brand ‘Jumpman’ logo, a photographer is suing Nike for direct, vicarious and contributory copyright infringement, and for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. While a copyright suit, it is one for trademark professionals to follow.;

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DAILY: Federal Circuit expands 'something more' standard

In In re St Helena Hospital, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has expanded the 'something more' standard beyond the traditional areas (such as food and beverage) to goods and services that are not “well known” or “generally recognised” as having a common source of origin.;

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DAILY: Intel successful in trademark infringement action against LED products manufacturer

The Intellectual Property Court has ruled in favour of Intel in a trademark infringement action involving the use of EDIXEON and EDIXEON INSIDE by Edison Opto Corp, a local manufacturer of LED products. Among other things, the court held that, since Intel's XEON mark is famous among the relevant consumers, the defendant's use of EDIXEON and EDIXEON INSIDE could dilute the highly distinctive character of the XEON mark.;

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DAILY: SCARLESS case highlights distinction between suggestive and descriptive marks

A recent case involving the trademark SCARLESS for “a gel for the protection of scars” is an instructive example of the approach taken in Israel as to the distinction between suggestive and descriptive trademarks. Among other things, the adjudicator held that not even a moment of thought was required to identify the mark SCARLESS as a word that describes one of the characteristics or purposes of the goods.;

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DAILY: Rangers deal highlights difficulty of valuing - and capitalising on - a troubled brand

Rangers International Football Club has released a statement to the London Stock Exchange, announcing that the club has entered into agreements with SportsDirect.com Retail Limited and associated companies to provide a long-term on-going credit facility of up to £10m – with trademarks central to the deal. The natural question to ask is whether the club got the best deal possible while using its prime IP asset as leverage.;

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DAILY: '.ca' domain name decision illustrates useful tool for demonstrating bad faith

The recent CDRP decision in Optrex Limited v Nameshield Inc provides a useful reminder that '.ca' domain names registered in bad faith are subject to transfer by way of a process similar to a proceeding under the UDRP. The decision also illustrates useful tools for brand owners which are unique to CDRP proceedings.;

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DAILY: Mattel partially successful in 'Monster Doll' case

Section 8 of the Alicante Court of Appeal, in its capacity as the CTM Court of Appeal, has partially upheld Mattel’s claims in an action for trademark and design infringement and unfair competition against Erjutoys SL. Mattel, the owner of two well-known MONSTER HIGH marks and two RCDs for ‘gothic-look’ dolls, objected to Erjutoys’ use of the name ‘Monster Doll’ for similar dolls.;

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DAILY: Figurative elements found to be insufficient to render mark distinctive

In Research and Production Company “Melt Water” UAB v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that the figurative mark MELT WATER ORIGINAL was descriptive of Class 32 goods. Among other things, the court agreed with the board that the figurative elements of the mark were neither strongly pronounced nor distinctive.;

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DAILY: Polaroid’s ‘Selfie’-inflicted challenge highlights wider issue for brand licensors

Ordinarily, the emergence of a purported smartphone clone from China would be fairly unremarkable, but it is not every day that a well-known Western company attaches its brand to the alleged facsimile. That is exactly what happened to Polaroid at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month in Las Vegas.;

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DAILY: First Amendment protects use of third-party's trademark in video game

In Mil-Spec Monkey Inc v Activision Blizzard Inc, a California district court has confirmed that video games, including customisable multi-player games, qualify as expressive works entitled to First Amendment protection. The court granted summary judgment in favour of a video game publisher on trademark infringement claims brought by the owner of a trademarked military patch design.;

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DAILY: Validity of plaintiff's trademark registration can be questioned at interlocutory stage

In Lupin Limited v Johnson & Johnson, the Full Bench of the Bombay High Court has held that the court can consider the question of the validity of a registered trademark at the interlocutory stage if the registration is ex facie illegal, fraudulent or shocks the conscience of the court. The decision represents a U-turn in the court’s position in this respect.;

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DAILY: eBay obtains transfer of thousands of domain names under UDRP

eBay has succeeded in securing the transfer of thousands of domain names comprising the well-known EBAY mark, followed by a number and a generic top-level domain, under the UDRP. The domain names were registered by Chinese individuals who had used a privacy service to conceal their identities. The decision shows that the UDRP can be applied to resolve even the largest and most procedurally complex cybersquatting cases.;

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DAILY: Hoax news site operator vows ‘more to come’; creates another brand headache

While not a new phenomenon, over the past few weeks a number of increasingly sophisticated fake news websites have created headaches for media brands. The owner of a number of these sites has suggested to World Trademark Review that more such attacks are planned.;

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DAILY: The new edition of the WTR 1000, revealing the leading trademark professionals, goes live

The 2015 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is now available online. As well as illustrating the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek to protect their brands, the guide serves as the definitive tool to locate the best trademark professionals worldwide.;

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DAILY: High Court holds that Europcar's 'e' logo infringes Enterprise's 'e' device mark

The High Court has held that Europcar's use of a logo comprising a stylised lower case 'e' on a green background infringed Enterprise's CTM registration for a lower case 'e' device, registered on a black background but commonly used against a green background, based on the likelihood of (and actual) confusion between the two. The decision highlights the importance of the context in which a mark is used.;

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DAILY: Metro International partially successful in opposition against METRO GROUP

In MIP METRO Group v Metro International SA, the hearing officer has partially upheld an opposition by the owner of the figurative mark METRO against the registration of the mark METRO GROUP. Among other things, the hearing officer found that consumers were likely to believe that the trademarks were economically linked when used for advertising services.;

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DAILY: Court sides with Rihanna in Topshop image dispute

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld a High Court ruling that Topshop's sale of a Rihanna t-shirt without her approval was an act of passing off.;

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DAILY: British Brands Group voices dismay at UK government's ‘rush’ on plain packaging (updated)

The UK government’s surprise announcement of plans to vote on plain packaging before the May general election could mean that the law comes into force across England and Wales by 2016.;

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DAILY: Recognition of trademark has impact on evaluation of similarity and likelihood of confusion

The Re-examination and Evaluation Board of the TPI has upheld an opposition by the owner of the figurative trademark EUROVISION against the registration of the figurative mark EUROSHOWVISION. The decision is significant as it seems that the board took into account the recognition of the opponent’s trademark among the Turkish public when determining the similarity of the marks and the likelihood of confusion between them.;

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DAILY: Call for WhatsApp to offer reporting mechanism as spam levels rocket (updated)

Messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram, should consider offering a trademark abuse reporting mechanism for brand owners to combat spam, according to a leading online brand protection firm.;

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DAILY: US Supreme Court decision on trademark tacking set to increase litigation costs

The US Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Hana Financial v Hana Bank, which centres on the issue of trademark tacking.;

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DAILY: Nirvana LLC obtains transfer of two '.au' domain names - smells like bad-faith use

In a recent domain name dispute under the auDRP, Nirvana LLC - the owner of the rights in the trademark NIRVANA as used in connection with the world-famous rock band - has obtained the transfer of two ‘.au’ domain names incorporating its mark. The case illustrates the lighter burden of proof under the auDRP compared to that under the UDRP.;

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DAILY: Trademark Law - the never-ending delay

Although the Myanmar Trademark Law has now been promised for a couple of years, the pressure on the country to enact IP/trademark laws has significantly reduced following the WTO’s decision that all ‘Least Developed Countries’, which include Myanmar, will have until July 2021 to enact IP legislation under the TRIPs Agreement. Therefore, the Trademark Law is likely to become effective in 2016 at the earliest.;

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DAILY: Board of Appeal adopts strict interpretation of 'legitimate interests' condition

The Board of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Patent Office in which the latter had rejected a cancellation action on the ground that the ‘legitimate interests’ condition under Article 30 of the Trademarks Act had not been met. The applicant for cancellation had argued that its legitimate interests in the case were based on the existence of a risk of confusion between its mark and the mark the cancellation of which was sought.;

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DAILY: Preliminary injunctions for trademark infringement continue to encounter steep hurdles

In Pom Wonderful LLC v Hubbard, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction based on the determination that the district court had applied a “mistaken likelihood of success determination”. The court nevertheless remanded to the district court for further consideration of additional factors evidencing actual irreparable injury.;

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DAILY: UK IPO outlines what should be done now to prepare for 3D printing revolution

The UK IPO has published the findings of its study into the IP implications of 3D printing, identifying a number of related concerns that brand owners should be addressing now.;

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DAILY: Leaping feline design held to be confusingly similar to Puma's logo

The Administrative Court of Appeals has revoked a first instance resolution issued by the INDECOPI and declared that the infringement claim filed by Puma SE against importer Medicina Deportiva SAC was well founded. Among other things, the court held that the leaping feline design displayed on shin guards imported by the defendant was confusingly similar to Puma's logo.;

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DAILY: Length of OHIM proceedings is not 'special ground' not to grant stay

In a dispute between Danish company V2H and US company VMR, the Maritime and Commercial Court has stayed the proceedings on the merits under Article 104 of the EU Trademarks Directive, ruling that the presumption is that a stay must be granted unless there are special reasons not to grant it. However, the court issued an EU-wide injunction against VMR's marketing of e-cigarettes under the mark V2CIGS.;

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DAILY: Friend or foe? Dissecting the law firm/trademark services vendor relationship

In the latest World Trademark Review non-legal trademark services survey, almost a fifth of respondents predicted an increase in competition between law firms and vendors. When we asked providers whether increased competition was indeed likely, the message coming back was mixed - ranging from ‘no’ to ‘it’s already happening’.;

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DAILY: Coca-Cola successful on appeal in 'signature flourish' case

In The Coca-Cola Company v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between a figurative sign and earlier figurative COCA-COLA marks. Among other things, the court held that the presence of a common figurative element consisting of a 'tail' flowing from the first letters of the signs was at least as important as the finding that there was no textual overlap between the word elements.;

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DAILY: The benefits of speed: OHIM reveals fast-track CTM levels

OHIM has announced that, since its introduction in November, a quarter of CTM applications have followed the fast-track path, with some applications published by the office just three days after receipt.;

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DAILY: New customs 'request for assistance' regime for counterfeits now in force

Canadian developments on the anti-counterfeiting front have ushered in a new customs 'request for assistance' procedure to provide for the detention of counterfeits at the Canadian border, an expanded definition for trademark infringement, and new criminal trademark and copyright sanctions.;

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DAILY: The best domains in life are free? Freenom partners with ‘.gq’

Freenom, the company that operates the ‘.tk’ registry, has partnered with Equatorial Guinea in order to develop its ccTLD, ‘.gq’, under the business model of free domain name registrations. As the preferred TLDs for phishing attacks have been those ccTLDs that offer free domain name registrations, there are fears that ‘.gq’ may go the same way.;

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DAILY: 11th Circuit: nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

In Axiom Worldwide Inc v Excite Medical Corp, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed a district court’s $1.32 million judgment in favour of a medical device maker, ruling that Axiom Worldwide LLC never owned the trademarks in question and therefore could not have passed the rights in the trademarks to a successor.;

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DAILY: General Court annuls OHIM's decision in 'blade of grass in bottle' case

In CEDC International sp zoo v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that the opponent had not proven the genuine use of the earlier 3D mark relied on in the opposition. The opponent, the owner of an earlier 3D mark representing a bottle containing a blade of grass placed diagonally, objected to the registration of a mark described as “a greeny-brown blade of grass in a bottle”.;

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DAILY: IEDR launches DNSSEC in '.ie' domain name space

IEDR has announced that it will enable registrars and registrants to submit Domain Name System Security Extensions data, via IEDR's online systems, in the ‘.ie’ domain name space in early 2015. IEDR first deployed DNSSEC in November 2014. The implementation of DNSSEC offers ‘.ie’ domain name holders, their customers and general internet users an additional level of security.;

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DAILY: Google Domains throws open its doors as gTLD registrations break the 4 million barrier

The level of new gTLD registrations, which this month broke through the 4 million mark, should receive a boost following Google’s announcement that it has opened its domain registration service to US-based registrants.;

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DAILY: ICANN clips cybersquatters' wings

ICANN is in the process of implementing an important change to the rules governing the UDRP, which will require all ICANN-accredited domain name registrars to lock any domain name that is subject to a UDRP complaint prior to the domain name registrant being informed of the complaint. This will prevent domain name registrants from engaging in what is known as "cyberflight".;

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DAILY: As Instagram steps up brand engagement, trademark counsel should pay heed

While still developing its paid ad offering with a select group of companies, Instagram has called for more brands to take to the social media site and engage with its audience. To date, Instagram hasn’t received the same level of trademark policing attention as other social media sites, but it is one that should at least be on the radar of counsel.;

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DAILY: THE LEADERSHIP COMPANY held to be descriptive of recruitment services

In Heidrick & Struggles International Inc v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM refusing registration of the mark THE LEADERSHIP COMPANY for recruitment services. Among other things, the court held that the mark would be perceived as referring to an undertaking which provides recruitment and coaching services in order to meet its clients' need in the sphere of recruitment.;

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DAILY: Creator of the '4Cs' of diamond value prevents registration of confusing acronym

In Gemological Institute of America Inc v Gemology Headquarters International LLC, the Federal Court has refused registration of the mark GHI for use with diamond grading services based on a likelihood of confusion with the well-established mark GIA. The decision shows that, where an acronym has acquired distinctiveness through substantial use and reputation, it is entitled to the broader protection enjoyed by other distinctive marks.;

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DAILY: U-turn in Spanish doctrine: infringement no longer tied to invalidity of later mark

The judgment handed down by the Supreme Court in the DENSO case has substantially changed the doctrine regarding jus utendi. Pursuant to the ruling, the owner of a registered trademark will be able to prevent a third party from using a sign identical or similar to its mark without first having to obtain a declaration of invalidity, provided that the sign at issue has been registered later.;

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DAILY: Alibaba-Microsoft collaboration highlights benefits of joint approach to anti-counterfeiting

Last week, the Alibaba Group and Microsoft announced a memorandum of understanding aimed at curbing the availability of counterfeit Microsoft products on Alibaba’s platforms and warning the public about the risks of using unlicensed software. The collaboration is the latest in a series of partnerships with brands, the online giant having previously called for more companies to help them in their fight against counterfeits.;

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DAILY: Trademarked or not, 'Je suis Charlie' commercialisation steps up

As further 'Je suis Charlie' trademark applications come to light, trademark offices are having to wrestle with how to deal with them. Concurrently, commercialisation continues apace.;

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DAILY: TTAB clarifies standard of use to avoid abandonment of Section 66(a) registration

In Dragon Bleu (SARL) v VENM LLC, the TTAB has clarified the standard for pleading abandonment of a registration that issued from an application filed under Section 66(a) of the Trademark Act. As there was no precedent as to how an abandonment claim must be pleaded for a Section 66(a) registration, the TTAB looked to how an abandonment claim must be pleaded for a Section 44(e) registration.;

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DAILY: NYDJ Apparel successful in registering cross-stitch pattern for jeans

In NYDJ Apparel LLC v Commissioner of Trademarks, the High Court has overturned a decision of the commissioner refusing NYDJ Apparel LLC’s application to register a criss-cross stitching pattern used in the inside pocket of jeans. Among other things, the court was satisfied that NYDJ’s promotion of its jeans with the criss-cross symbol served to link the criss-cross pattern to NYDJ.;

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DAILY: Weak similarity of marks offset by strong similarity of goods

In Sherwin-Williams Sweden AB v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark ARTI and the word marks ARTITUDE for Class 2 goods. Applying the principle of interdependence, the court found that the weak similarity of the marks was offset by the strong similarity of the goods.;

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DAILY: Coca-Cola's third attempt to protect Contour bottle marks against Pepsi fails

In The Coca-Cola Company v PepsiCo Inc, Coca-Cola has brought unsuccessful actions for trademark infringement, misleading or deceptive conduct and passing off against Pepsi in the Federal Court, having being unsuccessful in similar actions in New Zealand and Germany. Among other things, the Federal Court reiterated that the context of display and sale to consumers is of key relevance in determining deceptive similarity.;

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DAILY: Consultation paper on joining the Madrid Protocol issued

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong government have jointly issued a consultation paper on the proposed application of the Madrid Protocol to Hong Kong. The consultation will end on February 11 2015. The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the benefits, implications and implementation of the application of the Madrid Protocol to Hong Kong.;

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DAILY: Je suis a trademark? Slogan-related application just the latest in a growing trend

A trademark application has been filed at the Benelux Trademarks Office for ‘Je suis Charlie', the slogan adopted by supporters of free speech and freedom of expression in the wake of last week’s Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre in Paris. As World Trademark Review has previously reported, trademark filings following tragic events is not uncommon, but this represents a different approach to those we have covered before – the attempted acquisition of a high-profile slogan which has a positive message at its core.;

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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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South African Federation against Copyright Theft (SAFACT)

"Be Your Own, Buy Your Own" campaign that encourages South African consumers to respect copyright Anti DVD piracy public service announcements (2009; in cooperation with Stepping Stones Pictures, Zoopy and Next Video) featuring Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo, who co-wrote, star in and co-own the popular South African movie "White Wedding"; Nkosi and Seiphemo make the point that people buying pirated DVDs are effectively stealing from them and harm not only their business but also the local film industry Campaigns: "Fake Fakes" (launched in 2006), involving (...);

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Industrial Property Office of the Slovak republic (INDPROP)

"You don't fake – You don't risk" campaign (2013-) targeted at 10-15 year olds to persuade them not to purchase counterfeited and pirated goods Annual "Open Day" at the IP Office: on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day (April 26th) the office is open for general public; the most interesting parts of the office are archive, congress hall, search room and the renovated entrance hall for public where you can learn about interesting history of innovation activities in Slovakia and in the world Bi-annual "Ján Bahýľ Award" (Ján Bahýľ - inventor of (...);

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Mobile Manufacturer’s Forum

"Spot a Fake Phone" website, to help consumers spot fake mobile phones and avoid being ripped off;

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Clifton Taulbert's Building Community Institute, Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

"Ice House Entrepreneurship Program" (launched in 2010/2011) designed to inspire and engage America's youth (high school and community college students) in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide; includes: - "Who Owns the Ice House?" book, based on the personal experience of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, tells a powerful and compelling story that draws on the entrepreneurial influence and eight essential life-lessons Taulbert gained from his Uncle Cleve, an unlikely entrepreneur in the segregated South - interactive online learning (...);

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

"Counterfeit: Don’t buy into organized crime" campaign (2014) to raise awareness about counterfeit goods and transnational organized crime; urges consumers to "look behind" counterfeit goods in a bid to boost understanding of the multi-faceted repercussions of this illicit trade "Transnational organized crime: Let's put them out of business" global awareness-raising campaign (2012), emphasizing the size and cost of counterfeit goods, among other aspects;

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Fight the Fakes

Fight the Fakes is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines, giving a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health; objective: to build a global movement of organizations and individuals who will shine light on the negative impact that fake medicines have on people around the globe and to reduce the negative consequences on individuals worldwide;

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CropLife International

IP52.org campaign to help everyone from an IP lawyer to the average person understand IP and how it helps our world thrive; includes IP basics, myths & truths, innovator profiles, infographics, benefits of innovation;

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-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 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16 age groups Spokescharacters: Wallace & Gromit Learning resources: activity packs, innovation packs, "My IP" booklet Creative competitions: annual "Cracking Ideas" competition Interactive games, challenges and lesson plans: Sprocket Rocket (Help Wallace & Gromit collect cogs to fix their ship and fly to the moon! You'll need creative skills and some (...);

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