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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: General Court: Board of Appeal not 'too demanding' with regard to proof of use

In Nanu-Nana Joachim Hoepp GmbH & Co KG v OHIM, the General Court has considered how to assess the evidential value of sworn statements for the purposes of furnishing proof of genuine use of a CTM. Among other things, the court held that the Board of Appeal had not been “too demanding” in its assessment of the veracity and credibility of the evidence submitted.;

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DAILY: Athens IP Court recognises that 'Vara' shoe buckle is famous trademark

The Athens IP Court has held that the 'Vara' shoe buckle, which has been closely associated with shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo for more than 30 years, has become a famous trademark in Greece. Although there had been no instances of consumer confusion in this case, the court held that the defendant had enjoyed gains deriving from the unfair exploitation of the fame, repute and distinctive character of the 'Vara' buckle.;

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DAILY: Bombay High Court restrains defendant from using metatags similar to plaintiff's mark

In People Interactive (I) Pvt Ltd v Gaurav Jerry, the Bombay High Court has issued an ex parte ad interim order restraining the first defendant from using the mark SHAADIHISHAADI.COM, including as part of a domain name or in metatags, on the ground that such use infringed the plaintiff’s mark SHAADI.COM. The court also directed defendant GoDaddy to cancel the first defendant's registration for the corresponding domain name.;

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DAILY: We're taking a summer break – but first an update on our Star Wars story

Rocketing up the top 10 like the Millennium Falcon jumping into hyperspace, yesterday’s blog on the UK Passport Office’s decision to reject a passport application because the applicant's signature, which reads 'L Skywalker', infringed a trademark quickly became the most-read blog of the last month. WTR Daily is about to wind down for its summer break, but before we go, here are the top 10 news stories for July – and an update from the US State Department on whether it would have taken the same approach as the UK office.;

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DAILY: Court considers distinctiveness of compound noun

In Gagnaeyðing Ltd v Pétur Axel Valgeirsson, the Norðurland eystra District Court has considered whether the defendant’s use of the name Gagnaeyðing Norðurlands infringed the plaintiff’s rights in the mark GAGNAEYÐING ('gagn' means ‘data’, while 'eyðing' means ‘destruction’). Among other things, the court found that the word 'gagnaeyðing' had acquired distinctiveness through use over a period of 20 years.;

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DAILY: The force is with famous trademarks in dispute over name change (updated)

(This article has been updated – the new information is italicised at the end of the article) The decision by the UK's Passport Office to reject a passport application because the applicant's signature, which reads 'L Skywalker', infringed a trademark is an unusual incident, and throws up the issue of how stringently passport examiners check trademarks.;

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DAILY: Philip Morris loses 'activate' appeal against Japan Tobacco

In Philip Morris Products SA v Japan Tobacco Inc, in proceedings between two rival applications, the district court has upheld the registrar’s decision to proceed with the examination of Japan Tobacco’s ACTIVATE FRESHNESS mark for cigarettes, and to refuse Philip Morris' application for a mark containing the words 'activate' and 'fresh'. Among other things, the court held that Philip Morris had failed to show that it had chosen its mark in good faith.;

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DAILY: Federal Supreme Court considers standards of distinctiveness and descriptiveness

The Federal Supreme Court has confirmed a decision of the Federal Patent Court in which the latter had invalidated the German part of the international trademark HOT. Among other things, the court stated that, when a trademark has several meanings, all of which are descriptive of the registered goods, the interpretative effort resulting from these different meanings is not, as such, sufficient to give the mark distinctive character.;

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DAILY: ECJ considers requirements for genuine use for everyday consumer goods

In Reber Holding GmbH & Co KG v OHIM, the ECJ has upheld a decision of the General Court in which the latter had found that Reber had failed to prove that the German mark WALZERTRAUM had been put to genuine use for chocolates. The case shows that it is increasingly difficult for small companies that do not offer everyday consumer goods over the Internet, but sell them only in one or a few shops, to reach the level of sales required to prove genuine use.;

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DAILY: Coca-Cola defeated on appeal in kvass case

The Intellectual Property Court has upheld a decision of the Eighth Appellate Court in Omsk in which the latter had dismissed Coca-Cola’s action against Oleg Tsirikidze, an individual entrepreneur who produced and distributed kvass, a non-alcoholic rye drink. Coca-Cola had alleged that the bottles used by Tsirikidze reproduced protected elements of its trademarks for the shape of the Coca-Cola bottles.;

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DAILY: MyIPO launches IPR Marketplace Portal

MyIPO has launched the IPR Marketplace Portal, which aims to bring together and connect individuals, investors and businesses for the purpose of commercialising and trading in IP rights. Among other things, the portal enables IP owners to put their patents, industrial designs, copyright and trademarks up for sale or out-licensing.;

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DAILY: Anti-counterfeiting apps on the rise, but consumer take-up remains a challenge

Over the past 18 months, a number of technological innovations placing the fight against counterfeiting in the hands of brands and consumers have hit the market. Such developments are wholly positive, but building consumer take-up is likely to be a long-term game.;

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DAILY: Opponents cannot win based only on earlier registrations

In Buddha Brand Industry Limited v Lloyd Shoes Gmbh, the hearing officer has dismissed an opposition filed by the owner of two LLOYD marks against three applications for marks including the element 'Lloyd'. The hearing officer, noting that his conclusions in this regard would set a precedent for future opposition proceedings, addressed the lack of evidence of any use put forward by the opponent in relation to its marks.;

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DAILY: Plaintiff fails to prevent use of common phrase in film title

In Techlegal Solutions Pvt Ltd v Deshmukh, the Bombay High Court has refused to issue an ad interim injunction restraining the defendants from releasing a film in Marathi language under the title लय भारी ('Lai Bhaari', which translates as 'very good' or 'excellent' in English). Among other things, the court held that 'Lai Bhaari' was a colloquial phrase in the Marathi language in which the plaintiff had no proprietary rights.;

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DAILY: ECJ considers jurisdiction of national courts under Regulations 40/94 and 44/2001

In Coty Germany GmbH v First Note Perfumes NV, which involved infringing goods being sold in one member state and then resold in another member state, the ECJ has considered whether the courts in the latter state had jurisdiction over proceedings for CTM infringement against the original seller. The decision is bad news for CTM owners seeking to enforce their marks in the European Union.;

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DAILY: How the 3D printing community can help trademark owners protect their rights

The launch of a new 3D content search engine has brought easy consumer access to 3D print designs a step closer. The technology could also bring infringing designs to a wider audience, but the CEO behind the site has told World Trademark Review that the search engine could play an important role in cleaning up online marketplaces.;

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DAILY: More stringent procedures in trademark applications time limit to respond to official actions

The registrar of trademarks is conducting a campaign to tighten up procedures throughout the registry. At a recent meeting, one of the measures announced concerned the time available for applicants and their agents to respond to official actions issued by the registrar after examination of an application. The registrar made it clear that responses received after the statutory term will be disregarded and the application treated as abandoned.;

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DAILY: Not so innocent infringer ordered to pay reasonable royalty

In an inquiry as to damages following successful infringement proceedings by Kohler Mira in respect of its unregistered design rights in electric shower units, the IPEC has awarded damages against Bristan calculated by way of a reasonable royalty. The court also gave guidance as to when Section 233(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, which provides that innocent infringers of unregistered design rights are not liable to pay damages, may apply.;

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DAILY: Filing requirements for sound marks clarified

Sound marks are registrable in China pursuant to the new Trademark Law, effective May 1 2014. The Trademark Implementation Regulations, effective on the same date, have clarified the filing requirements. Among other things, an applicant must provide a sample of the sound mark, as well as a description.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court: generic or common words may be distinctive

The Supreme Court has held that Club 21 Private Limited’s trademark CLUB 21 was registrable for goods and services in Classes 16, 25 and 35. The registrar and the Board of Trademarks had refused to register the mark on the ground that it lacked distinctiveness. Among other things, the Supreme Court stated that the provisions of the Trademark Act do not stipulate that a generic word or a word with a general meaning cannot be distinctive.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court rules on 'use' of a trademark

In Mon.Zon v Layher, the Supreme Court of Sweden has considered the scope of the exclusive rights conferred by Article 4 of the Trademark Act. Among other things, the court held that, although Mon.Zon had used Layher’s trademark in relation to identical goods and in the course of trade, there was no risk of harming any of the trademark’s functions. Consequently, Layher could not prevent Mon.Zon from using its trademark.;

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DAILY: US company Tesla sued for trademark infringement

US company Tesla Motors Inc, a manufacturer of electric cars, has been sued by Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng, the owner of the TESLA mark in China. Baosheng is demanding that Tesla stop all sales and marketing activities in China and that all showrooms and supercharging facilities be shut down. He is also demanding that Tesla pay him $3,850,000 in compensation for trademark infringement.;

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DAILY: Draft amendment to trademark legislation introduced

The Industrial Property Office in the Ministry of Trade and Industry has prepared a draft law to amend Law No 04/L-026 on Trademarks. With these amendments, the government seeks to harmonise the protection of industrial property in Kosovo with the relevant directives of the European Union, as part of the legislative reform required by the negotiations for the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo.;

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DAILY: Trademarking a tragedy: the need to defend against rogue trademarks of tragic events

The entire world was in a state of shock, disbelief and sadness last Thursday at the news that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had been shot out of the sky over war torn fields in Ukraine. Some individuals, though, saw the tragedy as something else entirely: an opportunity to register trademarks.;

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DAILY: Federal Supreme Court considers requirements for cancellation of mark on absolute grounds

In cancellation proceedings against the mark SMARTBOOK, the Federal Supreme Court has held that the existence of absolute grounds must be established at the time of application, and that descriptive use of the mark after the filing date or the registration date does not prove that the mark was descriptive at the time of application.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court: two types of oppositions were available when country was part of Andean Community

The Supreme Court has considered whether oppositions under the Venezuelan Industrial Property Act were available during the period when Venezuela was a member of the Andean Community (the country withdrew from the community in 2006). The court concluded that there were two different types of oppositions, which were both valid.;

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DAILY: TTAB explores familial relationship between parties in WINSTON case

In Harry Winston Inc v Bruce Winston Gem Corp, the TTAB has refused to register the mark BRUCE WINSTON for jewellery in light of the earlier registered marks WINSTON and HARRY WINSTON for jewellery. Among other things, the TTAB held that the evidence showed a strong proclivity among the press and third parties to spontaneously perceive and promote an association between the parties, thus weighing in favour of finding a likelihood of confusion.;

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DAILY: Unilever ordered to cease running misleading 'official sponsor' ad

In Asociación del Fútbol Argentino v Unilever de Argentina, the Federal Court of Appeals in Civil and Commercial Matters has granted an injunction ordering Unilever to cease running its advertising campaign for the cleaning product Ala, on the ground that the campaign could mislead consumers into assuming that this product was an official sponsor of the Argentine national football team.;

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DAILY: Social media marketers ‘need regular trademark training’

A lot of talk about online trademark protection is of brands protecting themselves from infringement, but the changing nature of brands engaging with consumers on social media requires marketing staff to take regular IP training to avoid any legal or trademark hiccups themselves.;

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DAILY: BP's green colour mark is rejected

The Australian Trademarks Office has, after much delay, rejected BP plc’s application for the colour green filed in 2002. The delegate held that, while consumers may ‘associate’ the colour green with BP, the evidence and the various contexts in which the mark had been applied by BP did not demonstrate that the mark as applied for had been used as a trademark.;

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DAILY: ECJ: the bringing together of services can be a 'service'

In Netto Marken-Discount AG & Co KG v Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, the ECJ has held that services consisting of bringing together services so that consumers can conveniently compare and purchase them may come within the concept of ‘services’ under Article 2 of Directive 2008/95. In line with IP TRANSLATOR, the ECJ further held that an application for registration of a mark for such services must be formulated with sufficient clarity and precision.;

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DAILY: Significant increase in police interventions related to industrial property rights in 2013

The Spanish Home Office has published two reports concerning police interventions relating to the infringement of IP rights in 2013. The report shows a significant increase in interventions related to industrial property rights in 2013: for example, 2,434 punishable acts were detected, an increase of more than 25% compared to 2012.;

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DAILY: Court reinforces high standard for rejecting marks based on living individual's reputation

In Jack Black LLC v The Attorney General of Canada, the Federal Court has confirmed that the standard to be met in order to sustain an objection on the basis that a trademark “may falsely suggest a connection with any living individual” is extremely high, as it must be established that the living individual in question enjoyed a “significant public reputation” across Canada when the mark was adopted.;

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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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DAILY: Proposed amendment to Russian trademark law receives mixed response

Russia’s Federation Council on Intellectual Property is proposing an amendment to Russian trademark law that would stop naturalistic images of products and descriptive trademarks as the basis for distinctiveness. WTR discovers a very mixed response to the proposed changes.;

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DAILY: Decision highlights strictness of practice regarding marks similar to geographical names

The Federal Administrative Court has upheld a decision of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property refusing to allow the registration of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV's international trademark FIRENZA in Class 5 on the ground that it could be deceptive. The court agreed with the institute that consumers could be misled into believing that the products originated from Italy, as the mark was similar to the name of the Italian city of Florence ('Firenze').;

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DAILY: Amendments to Law on Industrial Property enter into force

Law 55/2014, which amends Law No 9947 of July 7 2008 on Industrial Property, has entered into force. Among other things, the amendments have introduced significant novelties with regard to collective and certification trademarks. For example, as of July 10 2014, applicants are able to apply for and register certification trademarks for the first time.;

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DAILY: Perpetual protection for retail design? Apple succeeds before the ECJ

In Apple Inc v Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, the ECJ has opened the door for retailers to seek trademark protection for the layout of their stores. Among other thing, the ECJ held that a store layout may allow the goods or services for which registration is sought to be identified as originating from a particular undertaking.;

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DAILY: How brands are preparing to avoid a ‘.fail’ in the expanded gTLD space

The sunrises for the ‘.fail’ and ‘.wtf’ gTLDs close in just over a week. The two are prime strings for the creation of gripe sites, so are brands proactively securing their trademark terms, either for marketing purposes or to keep them out of the hands of others?;

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DAILY: Used new gTLD for sale, one careful owner

Registration volumes under the new gTLDs seem to have fallen woefully short of the mark of other previous TLD launches, and some new gTLD registry operators may be seeking to implement an exit strategy in order to cut their losses. As such, a new aftermarket for new gTLD registries appears to be emerging.;

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DAILY: Requests for assignment should not be taken for granted

In opposition proceedings between Puma and Ibd Alrazak Abido, the adjudicator has considered a motion filed by Puma to strike Ibd Alrazak Abido’s counterclaim or, in the alternative, to strike the names of two of the parties named in the counterclaim. At the centre of Puma’s motion was the request filed by Ibd Alrazak Abido for partial assignment of the mark to two assignees.;

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DAILY: ECJ confirms that mark descriptive of component can be descriptive of product itself

In BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH v OHIM, the ECJ has upheld a decision of the General Court in which the latter had found that a mark that is descriptive of the characteristic of a component in a product could also be descriptive of the essential characteristics of the product itself.;

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DAILY: ECJ considers right to prohibit use of later mark under Article 8(4)

In Peek & Cloppenburg KG v OHIM, the ECJ has confirmed the decisions of the General Court and Boards of Appeal in cases concerning CTM applications for PEEK & CLOPPENBURG. The decision clarifies that Article 8(4) of the Community Trademark Regulation does not require the party invoking that provision as the basis of an opposition to have the right to prohibit the use of a subsequent trademark throughout the entire national territory.;

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DAILY: CTM Court of Appeal upholds decision in smell-alike perfumes case

The CTM Court of Appeal has confirmed its first instance decision in a case involving the use of ‘comparison lists’ to sell smell-alike perfumes, ruling that the defendants were guilty of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Comparison lists link the numerical references of the smell-alike perfumes with the registered trademarks of the original perfumes.;

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DAILY: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: the Trademark Implications

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, signed late last month, is expected to pursue the harmonisation of Ukrainian law with the European legal framework. This will affect trademarks, among other things. While many rules set forth in the agreement are already reflected in the relevant Ukrainian laws and regulation, crucial novelties are to be introduced, including the enhancement of the possibility to oppose trademark applications.;

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DAILY: CTM Court sides with IKEA against "parasitic" use of its well-known mark

The Community Trademark Court has upheld IKEA’s claim of trademark infringement against a company which operated under the marks IKEATELO and IKEVAMOS. The defendant bought IKEA furniture and other products ordered by individuals and transported the goods to their homes. Among other things, the court, citing L'Oréal v Bellure, found that the defendant was taking unfair advantage of the well-known character of the IKEA mark.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court likely to mend circuit split over court deference to TTAB findings

The federal circuits are currently split over the level of deference that should be afforded to findings made by the TTAB on likelihood of confusion, with the circuit courts applying at least five different standards. However, that may be about to change as the Supreme Court has recently granted certiorari in a case that directly addresses the issue.;

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DAILY: As new gTLD registrations break the 1.5 million mark, scammers get in on the act

Domain registrations in the expanded gTLD space have busted through the 1.5 million mark, with 1,547,820 domains registered at time of writing. For those wrestling with the impact of the online expansion on their brand spend, a new headache has been identified – solicitation scams targeting registrants.;

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DAILY: Delhi High Court decision shows importance of cultural and historical factors

In Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt Ltd v Shree Nath Heritage Liquor Pvt Ltd, the Delhi High Court has restrained Shree Nath Heritage Liquor Pvt Ltd from using the mark COLLECTOR’S CHOICE for whisky. The court concluded that there was a likelihood of confusion with Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt Ltd’s OFFICER’S CHOICE mark, as a ‘collector’ is the chief administrative and revenue officer of an Indian district.;

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DAILY: The impact of plain packaging on brand experience (and loyalty) is revealed

New research has revealed that, following the introduction of plain packaging legislation in Australia, long-term smokers are increasingly unable to differentiate between the taste of cigarettes, effectively negating the brand loyalty that has been built up over time. The findings will sound alarm bells for brand owners concerned about the creep of plain packaging into other industries.;

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DAILY: Research highlights ‘unspoken challenge’ of counterfeit merchandise

Considering what has been described as the “unspoken challenge” of the music industry and other entertainment sectors, one commentator has called for more to be done to help consumers differentiate between official and unofficial goods after research suggested that a significant proportion of branded music merchandise on Amazon is the latter - or just plain counterfeit.;

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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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International Trademark Association (INTA)

"Unreal" campaign (2012/2013), an integrated awareness initiative which aims to educate teens about the value of trademarks and the negative effects of counterfeiting;

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IPR Aware World

"IPR Aware World" IP education and awareness initiative;

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