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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: Uncertainty regarding applicability of international IP-related treaties

In 2008 the Venezuelan Trademark Office issued an opinion stating that the rules of the Andean Community were no longer applicable in the country, referring specifically to the Paris Convention, TRIPS and the Nice Agreement. However, it has recently been discovered that, according to the definition of 'collective marks' provided on the Trademark Office’s official website, collective marks are not governed by national law, but by the Paris Convention.;

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DAILY: CTM Court: use of perfume trademarks to sell smell-alikes is unlawful

The Community Trademark Court Number 2 of Alicante has upheld an action filed by companies belonging to the perfume and fashion group Puig against several companies of the Saphir Group and a supermarket chain. The court, refusing to apply the ‘fair use’ exemption, held that the defendants took unfair advantage of the distinctive character and the repute of the plaintiffs’ trademarks by using the marks to sell their smell-alike perfumes.;

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DAILY: Students convicted for selling fake copies of Microsoft software

Two students have been convicted of trademark and copyright infringement by the Stockholm District Court for importing fake copies of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office and selling them through online marketplaces in Sweden and Norway. Among other things, the court held that the students' actions were “in the course of business” and that, therefore, they had an extended obligation to examine the origin and authenticity of the goods.;

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DAILY: Russian PTO ordered to pay record sum for court expenses

The Presidium of the IP Court has confirmed a first instance decision ordering the Russian PTO to pay approximately €15,000 to Russian firm EvroImp LLC, owner of the trademark BERGLAND, in compensation for court expenses resulting from the PTO’s cancellation of EvroImp’s mark. Although EvroImp had asked for a greater amount of compensation, the awarded sum is still unprecedented for the Russian PTO.;

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DAILY: ECJ considers references to specific brands in invitations to tender

In SC Entreprise Focused Solutions SRL v Spitalul Judetean de Urgenta Alba Iulia, the ECJ has considered a request for a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 23(8) of Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public contracts. It is the first time that the court has considered the issue of references to a particular brand in invitations to tender.;

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DAILY: Court expresses concern over making a declaration of infringement where no defence is filed

In Biostime International Investment Limited v France Heson Paper (Hong Kong) Co Limited, the High Court has expressed its concern about making a declaration of infringement in circumstances where the defendant had not filed a defence. This case demonstrates that declarations are most likely to be ordered following a contested trial, rather than in an application for default judgment.;

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DAILY: Applicant for THE SLANTS trademark slams USPTO decision-making

The founder of the Asian American dance-rock band behind the application has slammed this week's appeal decision, telling World Trademark Review that he finds the USPTO's treatment of evidence “absurd”.;

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DAILY: EU trademark reform agreement receives tentative thumbs up from users

Following European ‘trilogue’ discussions yesterday, the European Parliament, Council and Commission have announced a provisional agreement on the European trademark package, meaning that the reforms are a significant step closer to being realised. While many aspects have been welcomed by user associations, the lack of detail on crucial aspects means that the ‘thumbs up’ remains a tentative one.;

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DAILY: Encouraging origins - GIs may finally become registrable

New Zealand may finally be enacting legislation for GIs for wine and spirits. In March ministers Tim Groser and Paul Goldsmith announced that by the end of 2015, Parliament will amend the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, with an eye toward bringing the act into effect in 2016. The aim of the act is to create a system for GIs that operates like the current trademark system.;

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DAILY: TTAB dismisses dilution claim based on unreasonable delay

In Ava Ruha Corp v Mother’s Nutritional Center Inc, in a precedential cancellation action, the TTAB has held that the petitioner’s three-year, two-month delay in petitioning to cancel the respondent’s trademark registrations was unreasonable and sufficiently supported the respondent's laches affirmative defence. The TTAB dismissed the petitioner’s dilution claim, raising the petitioner’s standard at trial from likelihood of confusion to inevitable confusion.;

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DAILY: Res judicata attached to national CTM court's judgment not binding on OHIM

In Apple and Pear Australia v OHIM, the General Court has held that the res judicata attached to a judgment of the Brussels Commercial Court in infringement proceedings was not binding on the Board of Appeal in OHIM in opposition proceedings involving the same parties and the same marks. Nevertheless, the decision of the board was annulled as the latter had failed to consider the potential impact of that judgment on the outcome of the case.;

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DAILY: IP impact of leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership chapter debated

Policymakers and academics are debating how certain provisions in a leaked draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could affect IP-related laws, including those governing plain packaging of tobacco products, in Australia and other prospective member states.;

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DAILY: New Intellectual Property Protection Committee established

The new Intellectual Property Protection Committee is now the competent authority to receive all complaints related to trademark infringement. The process for filing a complaint is much faster compared to the previous procedures, which involved lengthy formal requirements. The change is an indication that the Trademark Office and associated governmental agencies are recognising the importance of the fight against counterfeiting.;

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DAILY: New validation procedure for '.dk' domain name registrants

As of March 1 2015, all registrants of ‘.dk’ domain names are required to have their name and address data validated by DK Hostmaster, the Danish domain name registry, where technically feasible and reasonable. The registry will anonymise the WHOIS data of individuals who are registrants of ‘.dk’ domain names under certain circumstances, which could be problematic for brand owners when it comes to enforcement actions.;

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DAILY: Court of Appeal at odds on own name defence and non-use revocation

In Maier v ASOS plc, the Court of Appeal has found that the defendants’ use of the mark ASOS created a likelihood of confusion and damaged the distinctive character of the CTM ASSOS. Nevertheless, by a majority decision, the defendants were held to be able to rely on the 'own name' defence against trademark infringement. Significantly, the court acknowledged the importance of notional and fair use of a mark when assessing infringement and invalidity.;

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DAILY: What Google's announcement on search engine results means for trademark counsel

Google’s announcement that it is to omit URLs from mobile search results pages is big news for marketers and web developers. It is also something that trademark counsel need to monitor.;

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DAILY: Application fees set to double in unexpected rate hike

The UAE Ministry of Economy has announced a substantial increase in official fees for the registration of trademarks, patents, designs and copyright. The official fees charged by the UAE Trademark Office are already possibly the highest of any national trademark office globally, and these are now set to double.;

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DAILY: Import of counterfeits should not be treated as minor misdemeanour

In a case involving the import of counterfeit components and accessories for PlayStation video games, Section 4 of the Valencia Court of Appeal has held that the reduced penalty, which can be imposed in small-scale retail cases of minor significance, could not be applied in import cases - particularly in the case at hand, where the offender had imported illegal goods from China on several occasions.;

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DAILY: Ukrainian soap maker fails to cancel PORSCHE marks for non-use

The Russian IP Court has rejected a cancellation action for non-use filed by a Ukrainian soap maker against German automobile manufacturer Porsche AG’s trademark registrations for PORSCHE, PORSCHE CAYENNE and PORSCHE STUTTGART. Among other things, Porsche had presented evidence that French luxury cosmetics company Clarins Group had produced goods bearing the mark PORSCHE DESIGN under a licence granted by Porsche.;

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DAILY: Consumer Agency orders cancellation of '.is' domain name

The Consumer Agency has ordered the owners of 'kexhotel.is' to cease using the domain name and to cancel their registration. According to the agency, it must have been evident to the owners of 'kexhotel.is' that use of the domain name could violate Kex Hostel’s exclusive rights in its company name and in the domain name 'kexhostel.is'.;

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DAILY: OAPI steps up search for anti-Madrid agents as ‘dismissed’ lawyer speaks out

We talk with key figures from both sides of the dispute, including an IP adviser who claims that he was dismissed from his law firm after alleged pressure from OAPI.;

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DAILY: Mali's '.ml' to target Malaysian internet users

The Malian domain name registry has decided to present ‘.ml’ as the new TLD for Malaysia. It has started to advertise ‘.ml’ as the alternative to ‘.my’, the official Malaysian ccTLD, and is promoting ‘.ml’ domain names as easy and quick to register by anyone, free of charge and without any paperwork, contrary to ‘.my’ domain names. In response, the Malaysian registry stated that ‘.my’ is "the one and only ccTLD representing Malaysia".;

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DAILY: John Deere asserts rights over green and yellow colour combination

Agricultural equipment giant John Deere has obtained an injunction preventing the defendants from, among other things, using a combination of the colours green and yellow for farm equipment. The court recognised that, under the Trademarks Act, colours or colour combinations can become trademarks if they are distinctive and exclusively associated with a particular trader.;

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DAILY: WIPO decision clarifies how concept of 'bait and switch' may be interpreted

In a recent decision issued by WIPO under the Dispute Resolution Regulations for ‘.nl’ Domain Names, Xtralis Technologies Limited, the owner of the XTRALIS mark, has been denied the transfer of the domain name ‘xtralis.nl’. The decision is interesting in that it shines a light on how a panel may interpret the concept of ‘bait and switch’ referred to in the Oki Data case.;

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DAILY: Fair Trade Act no longer protects registered trademarks

Following revisions effective as of February 6 2015, the Fair Trade Act no longer protects trademarks duly registered in Taiwan under the Trademark Act, but will grant protection only to famous trademarks or trade dress not registered in the country. Previously, famous trademarks - whether or not registered in Taiwan - could be protected under the Fair Trade Act.;

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DAILY: SMART ONES and SMART BALANCE not confusingly similar in light of peaceful co-existence

In ProMark Brands Inc v GFA Brands Inc, in a precedential ruling, the TTAB has held that the differences between the marks SMART BALANCE and SMART ONES for frozen foods, the survey results provided by the parties and, notably, the uncontested long history of peaceful co-existence of the marks outweighed any inference of likelihood of confusion raised by the similarity of the goods and channels of trade.;

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DAILY: Low distinctiveness of common prefix does not preclude finding of similarity

In Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH v OHIM, the General Court has upheld the findings of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM that Bayer's application for INTERFACE for goods in Class 5 was confusingly similar to Interhygiene's prior registration for INTERFOG in Class 5. Among other things, the low distinctiveness of the common prefix ‘inter’ did not prevent the court from concluding that the marks were confusingly similar.;

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DAILY: Registry updates Work Manual on Absolute Grounds for Refusal

The Trademarks Registry has updated the Work Manual on Absolute Grounds in relation to objections based on bad faith. It is now appropriate for "the registry to raise an objection if the circumstances of the application give rise to a reasonable suspicion as to the applicant’s entitlement to the mark or the honesty of his intentions".;

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DAILY: UDRP complainant fails to recover domain name that exactly matches its trademark

A WIPO panel has denied the transfer of a domain name consisting of the registrant's first name, even though it exactly matched the trademark of the complainant. The case is in line with previous decisions under the UDRP whereby panels have refused to overrule the ‘first-come, first-served’ principle and generally found that registrants have a legitimate interest in their own names.;

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DAILY: Japan launches non-traditional marks as it looks to the future

The Japan Patent Office has begun accepting applications for a range of non-traditional trademarks, nearly a year after the new options were announced in revisions to the country’s IP laws. The new rights include colours and sounds, as well as position marks, moving marks and holograms. According to the JPO website, the office received 471 applications on the first day of availability, April 1.;

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DAILY: WTR Industry Awards 2015: the shortlisted teams and individuals revealed

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 WTR Industry Awards. Amongst the corporate teams featured on this year’s shortlist are those from adidas, Apple, BMW, Cencosud, Chanel, eBay, FIFA, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Kate Spade & Company, L'Oréal, Microsoft, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Twitter and Yum! Brands.;

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DAILY: Rotterdam District Court holds that Spirits does not own Benelux vodka marks

The Rotterdam District Court has held that Spirits International had never legally acquired three Benelux marks for vodka, which were originally registered in the name of a Soviet state enterprise. Spirits claimed that it had legally acquired these registrations following the fall of the Soviet Union, but plaintiff FKP, which acted on behalf of the Russian Federation, argued that the marks had been unlawfully taken from the Russian state.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court issues significant decision on intermediaries' liability

In Singhal v Union of India, the Supreme Court has interpreted Section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act 2000 and Rule 3(4) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 as meaning that an intermediary will be required to remove infringing content only if it becomes aware of such content by way of a court order and/or a notice from the government or a government agency.;

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DAILY: Bitter battle sparked as OAPI punishes agents protesting Madrid membership

The African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) has suspended a number of lawyers and firms from representing clients at OAPI, in a bid to quell “significant tensions” over its recent decision to join the Madrid Protocol.;

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DAILY: Tribunal orders immediate transfer of domain names due to blatant bad faith

The First Instance Tribunal of Limoges has granted an injunction to a company director for the immediate transfer of two domain names from her ex-husband who had registered them for the company. The case illustrates the possibility of obtaining the immediate transfer of domain names when it is blatantly clear that they are being used in bad faith and without a legitimate interest.;

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DAILY: IPC reacts to ‘.sucks’ referral as issue grabs mainstream media attention

Last week we reported on ICANN’s referral of the IPC’s complaints about pricing in the ‘.sucks’ TLD to both the US Federal Trade Commission and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs. While labelling the move as “surprising”, IPC president Gregory S Shatan is hopeful that the FTC and OCA will act quickly. In the meantime, the dispute is giving the gTLD programme a shot in the arm in terms of mainstream media profile.;

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DAILY: Trademark Office allows registration of 'air bag' mark, but restricts owner's exclusive rights

The National Trademark Office has allowed the registration of the figurative trademark SRS AIRBAG in the name of a Colombian citizen, but expressly stated that the latter would not acquire exclusive rights over the expression 'SRS air bag'. The office thus restricted the trademark rights of the applicant, notwithstanding the lack of disclaimer in the application.;

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DAILY: ECJ confirms that Fédération Cynologique applies to national trademarks

In Rosa dels Vents Assessoria SL v U Hostels Albergues Juveniles SL, the ECJ has considered whether its decision in Fédération Cynologique applied when the dispute was not between two CTMs but, instead, between two national trademarks registered in Spain. The ECJ confirmed that it was not necessary for the owner of an earlier Spanish mark to obtain a declaration of invalidity of a later, confusingly similar Spanish mark before bringing an action for infringement.;

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DAILY: Spar victorious in trademark and copyright infringement action against local competitor

The Appellate Court of Tirana has upheld a decision of the First Instance Court finding that the use by Albanian retailer Iliria DC of the marks DESPAR, INTERSPAR and EUROPSPAR infringed Spar International’s registered SPAR marks and its copyright in the SPAR logo.;

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DAILY: New WTR podcast available: the past, present and future of the Washington Redskins brand

In case you missed it, the latest World Trademark Review podcast – which focuses on the issues surrounding the Washington Redskins brand - is now available.;

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DAILY: Mattel successful on appeal in SCRAMBLE case

In JW Spear & Sons Ltd v Zynga Inc, the Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision and found that Mattel’s CTM SCRAMBLE was valid and had been infringed by Zynga’s use of the mark SCRAMBLE and of the SCRAMBLE WITH FRIENDS logo. Nevertheless, it held that Zynga’s use of SCRAMBLE did not infringe Mattel’s SCRABBLE marks in respect of electronic games.;

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DAILY: New call for investigation into alleged misconduct at WIPO

Last year we reported on calls for official publication of investigations into allegations against the serving director-general of WIPO, Francis Gurry, and disagreement over the firing of a WIPO staff member. Our story followed previous reports on the growing pressure for a full investigation of accusations of improper conduct levelled at Gurry by James Pooley, a deputy director general of the UN body. Our sister title IAM has reported on the latest developments in this dispute and called for an independent investigation into the charges.;

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DAILY: New customs regulations will strengthen fight against counterfeiting

The Czech Republic has introduced a new set of rules regulating customs measures, which will enable IP right holders to combat counterfeiting more effectively on the internal market. Among other things, for Czech Customs to be able to detain suspected counterfeit goods within the country’s borders, trademark holders must file a separate application for intra-border customs watch.;

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DAILY: ICANN responds to IPC concerns, refers ‘.sucks’ to the FTC

Almost two weeks after the IP Constituency formally voiced its concern over pricing policies in the ‘.sucks’ top-level domain, ICANN has swung into action, referring the IPC’s allegations to both the US Federal Trade Commission and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs.;

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DAILY: Rights in Bob Marley's name and likeness trump free speech where defence not properly pleaded

In Fifty-Six Hope Road Music v AVELA, which involved the use of Bob Marley’s image on t-shirts and other merchandise, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that the defendants had waived the First Amendment defence, as well as several other defences, by failing to properly raise them in the district court.;

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DAILY: New research aims to reduce subjectivity in trademark proceedings

A team of academics have launched a project to bring scientific rigour to trademark infringement cases, including the development of a computer tool to objectively calculate the ‘similarity score’ between brand names.;

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DAILY: New plain packaging bill raises counterfeiting fears

Panama is currently considering a bill that seeks to introduce generic packaging for cigarettes. All graphic brand elements would be removed from the cigarette packs, leaving only the brand name. However, considering the scale of the counterfeiting problem in the country, one may wonder whether the bill might not be counterproductive.;

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DAILY: Atlantic successful in opposition against ATLANT marks

Atlantic, a French company which owns the marks ATLANTIC and ATLANTIC GROUP for goods in Classes 9 and 11 and services in Class 37, has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the international figurative marks ATLANT for Class 11 goods and Class 37 services. Among other things, the Appeals Division of the State Patent Bureau stated that there was a close link between the opposed services in Class 37 and the goods in Class 11 covered by Atlantic’s marks.;

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DAILY: Amendments to Trademarks Act and regulations - implementation in late 2016 or 2017?

Two bills containing amendments to the Trademarks Act were passed in 2014, but trademark owners and practitioners are still wondering when the amendments will be implemented. An amended notice recently posted on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office suggests that the amendments will not be implemented until sometime in 2017.;

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DAILY: Predicting the future of the Redskins brand

This week The Washington Post’s Frances Stead Sellers spoke to linguistic expert Geoffrey Nunberg, who argued that linguistic analysis of big data could make an important contribution to analysis of when a term is also a slur. However, linguistics is just one dimension of the debate over the Washington Redskins team name, posing the question of whether trademark law, marketing considerations, social justice concerns, economics or political pressure will ultimately prove persuasive in the battle for change.;

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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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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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