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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: Amendments to Trademark Act take effect

Amendments to the Korean Trademark Act, which apply to marks filed from June 11 2014, have introduced important changes. Among other things, it is now easier to prove that a mark has acquired secondary meaning, and the registration of a mark that may dilute the distinctiveness and/or reputation of a famous mark is not permitted.;

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DAILY: The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay

Long-running litigation between Uruguay, which has some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the world, and cigarette giant Philip Morris could have direct consequences for plain packaging legislation globally. Could it also pave the way for legal action in Europe?;

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DAILY: Pharmaceutical products in Class 5 held to be similar to surgical devices in Class 10

In Micrus Endovascular v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark DELTA PORTUGAL for pharmaceutical products in Class 5 and the mark DELTA for surgical devices in Class 10. Among other things, the court held that both classes of goods could be purchased through a “common central purchasing department” in hospitals.;

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DAILY: ICANN strengthens GAC advice

ICANN has published a proposed amendment to its bylaws that can be interpreted as giving the world's governments a stronger voice in matters concerning ICANN's actions, such as the introduction of new gTLDs. This proposed change will make it harder for the ICANN Board to reject advice from its Government Advisory Committee.;

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DAILY: Etsy expands on Redskins ban as pressure over team name grows

Over the past week pressure to change the Washington Redskins’ team name has grown, with the threat of legislation to end the National Football League’s tax-exempt status if it does not act. Online marketplace Etsy has also announced that it will no longer permit the sale of products bearing the team’s name or logo. While some have questioned the policy, a spokesperson for the site has expanded on the site’s approach to takedown and marketplace policing.;

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DAILY: Foreign companies may rely on unfair competition law to recover marks registered by third parties

In a landmark decision, the Tokyo District Court has accepted a foreign company’s claim that, although it had not yet entered the Japanese market, unfair competition law precluded the defendant from registering and using the plaintiff's marks in Japan. The case will be of interest to overseas companies seeking to enter the Japanese market, particularly if third parties have registered their trademarks in the country.;

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DAILY: What an independent Scotland could mean for trademark rights

Voters in Scotland head to the polls today for a referendum to determine whether the country will break away from the rest of the United Kingdom. The treatment of trademarks is not a subject that will sway the vote and has therefore been somewhat lost in the mix, but it is one that current and prospective rights holders will have questions about should the country vote for independence.;

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DAILY: Error in applicant's name found not to invalidate notice of opposition

In opposition proceedings against the registration of The Procter & Gamble Company’s mark ACTIPEARLS, the adjudicator has considered whether an error in the captioned name of the applicant had the effect of invalidating the notice of opposition. The adjudicator found that the error was merely a technical one that could be corrected, and rejected the applicant’s claim that the correction had prejudiced it.;

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DAILY: Specialised IP courts are established

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed legislation establishing specialised IP courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The establishment of IP courts is expected to improve the consistency of IP judgments, which will address increasing concerns about contradictory judgments made by different Chinese courts.;

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DAILY: AB InBev acquires Czech brewery, but loses Portuguese legal battle over Budweiser brand

The Lisbon Appeals Court has upheld an earlier ruling preventing US brewery AB InBev from selling its beer in Portugal under the Budweiser name, finding that AB InBev’s BUDWEISER trademarks could be mistaken for those of Czech state-owned brewery Budejovicky Budvar. On a similar note, AB InBev has acquired Czech brewery Pivovar Samson, which is based in the same Czech town as Budejovicky Budvar.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court rules on trademark use following end of cooperation

The Supreme Court has held that the use and registration of the trademarks SOX INSTITUTE and EUROSOX INSTITUTE after the termination of the cooperation between the Sarbanes-Oxley Institute and the plaintiff, which provides consulting services on the implementation of the SOX and EuroSOX legislation, did not violate the institute's trademarks.;

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DAILY: Increase in official fees for trademark applications and expedited examination

With effect from August 1 2014, official fees have increased as follows: the fee for filing a trademark application has increased from Rs3,500 to Rs4,000, while the fee for requesting expedited examination has increased from Rs12,500 to Rs20,000. Although the increase relating to expedited examination is unlikely to affect most applicants, the increase in the trademark application fee may affect small entities and individual applicants.;

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DAILY: 3D printing specialist warns “every brand on the high street should be scared of 3D printing”

The founder of a new 3D printing cafe business, which opened its first branch in London a fortnight ago, has told World Trademark Review that the open source nature of the 3D printing community could make it very difficult for brand owners to control the potential harm the new technology could cause unless fundamental changes are made to business models today.;

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DAILY: Gucci's international GG marks revoked in Benelux following 'harsh' decision

The Commercial Court of Brussels has ordered the revocation of Gucci’s international registrations for its GG mark in the Benelux on the ground of non-use. The court dismissed Gucci’s claim that use of its CTM could be considered as use of its international marks, finding that the CTM was not a modernised version of the international registrations. In view of previous EU and Belgian case law, this decision seems harsh.;

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DAILY: Court of Appeal upholds trademark infringement claim against former distributor

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Court of First Instance in which the latter had ruled that the trademark KINSMART should be cancelled on the ground that it had been registered in bad faith by a former distributor of the plaintiff. The plaintiff, the owner of the trademark KINSMART for diecast scale model cars in several countries, had neglected to register the mark in Iran.;

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DAILY: ANA warns that ICANN decision-making could be reduced to political logrolling

The Association of National Advertisers has warned of the dangers behind plans to enhance the GAC’s role in ICANN decision-making, arguing that the move would weaken the multi-stakeholder model and – absent transparent procedural safeguards – could see governments make concessions on internet governance decisions in a bid to receive political favours elsewhere.;

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DAILY: Federal Circuit: no "correct" pronunciation for marks that are unrecognised words

In StonCor Group Inc v Specialty Coatings Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a TTAB decision finding no likelihood of confusion between the trademarks STONSHIELD and ARMORSTONE. However, the Federal Circuit cautioned that the TTAB had improperly forced a pronunciation of the appellant’s mark that was unsupported by evidence.;

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DAILY: Unprecedented amount of statutory damages for trademark infringement awarded

In Converse Inc v Ramchandani, the High Court has awarded Converse an unprecedented sum of S$100,000 - the maximum amount of statutory damages under Section 31(5) of the Trademarks Act - for infringement of its CONVERSE mark. There seems to be an inherent tension in the decision: on the one hand, it requires plaintiffs to adduce sufficient evidence of their loss, while on the other, it accepts that plaintiffs may be unable to provide such evidence.;

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DAILY: Nominet abandons cancellation policy

Nominet, the ‘.uk’ domain name registry, has announced that it was abandoning its plans to automatically cancel ‘.uk’ domain names that could not be validated pursuant to its Data Quality Policy. The automatic cancellation policy was due to commence from September 22 2014; however, under the amended policy, domain names that do not meet the validation procedure will now remain suspended until the data is corrected or they expire.;

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DAILY: Responsive PR is a must when media cries ‘trademark bully’

The news that image hosting website Twitpic is closing down due to a trademark dispute was largely reported uncritically, with the resulting ‘big versus small trademark owner’ narrative a familiar one for those working in IP. However, Twitter’s response highlights how a speedy PR operation can turn around perceptions.;

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DAILY: Weak inherent distinctive character limits scope of protection of registered mark

The IP adjudicator has dismissed an opposition by the owner of the marks SELECTED and VINEYARDS SELECTED for wine against the registration of two device marks including the words 'selected vineyards'. The adjudicator cited the Supreme Court’s decision in adidas v Yassin, in which it was held that a weak inherent distinctive character limits the degree of protection of a mark, even after it has secured protection due to its secondary meaning.;

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DAILY: Provisions on famous marks must be interpreted in accordance with Paris Convention

The Industrial Property Court of Appeals has upheld an opposition against the registration of a mark similar to a famous trademark not registered in Chile, even though the application covered different goods. The court held that the Chilean trademark law, which states that the mark applied for and the famous mark must cover identical goods for the application to be rejected, should comply with Article 6bis of the Paris Convention and Article 16.3 of the TRIPS Agreement.;

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DAILY: Trademark surveys - a phoenix from the flames?

Pursuant to Interflora I and II, judges at case management hearings act as gatekeepers to prevent parties from wasting money on surveys which are of no evidential value at trial. In Enterprise v Europcar, the High Court granted Enterprise’s application for permission to adduce survey evidence on the distinctiveness of its marks, finding that the survey was likely to be of real value and that the likely value of the survey justified the cost.;

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DAILY: New decree on unfair competition to enter into force

Decree 71/2014/ND-CP will enter into force on September 15 2014, superseding Decree 120/2005/ND-CP on competition violations. Among other things, Decree 71 sets forth remedies against certain IP-related unfair competition acts. However, some of the provisions of Decree 71 seem to conflict with Decree 99/2013/ND-CP on the sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of industrial property.;

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DAILY: ESCALATOR FUNDS decision shows how owners of 'limping' marks can protect them

In Discovery Holdings Limited v Sanlam Limited, the Western Cape High Court has considered the position of ‘limping’ trademarks – that is, marks that are never used by themselves as they are weakly distinctive and gain support from the ‘crutch’ of another mark. The decision shows that it is important to use weak marks independently from the house mark to allow the public to recognise them.;

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DAILY: Domain names may infringe droit d'auteur

The Lyon Court of Appeal has confirmed a first instance decision which had found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only trademark infringement, but also infringement of French copyright law, known as droit d'auteur. It is not certain that a panel under the UDRP would have found for the claimant under similar circumstances.;

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DAILY: Are trademark registrations the new way for angry consumers to make a point?

Brands are well-used to disgruntled customers taking to social media to air their grievances, but consumers wielding trademark law is a less common tactic. However, one UK individual has bucked that trend and has registered a trademark in the name of the bank that is the source of his ire, with the corresponding domain name being used to air his grievances.;

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DAILY: Victory for Mondelez as court recognises distinctive character of colour lilac mark

The High Commercial Court has ruled that Kras' sale of sugar-free menthol sweets in a lilac packaging infringed a trademark for the colour lilac owned by Kraft Foods Schweiz Holding GmbH, part of Mondelez International Group, for chocolate and chocolate products. It is the first time that a court in the region has recognised the distinctive character of the colour lilac.;

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DAILY: Extremely well-known marks less likely to be confused with other marks

In Kimark v Calvin Klein Trademark Trust, the hearing officer has dismissed Calvin Klein’s opposition against the registration of the figurative mark CALINKALIN, finding that there was no likelihood of confusion with the CALVIN KLEIN marks. Among other things, the hearing officer held that, while the average consumer generally has an imperfect recollection of marks, this “does not hold true for extremely well-known marks”.;

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DAILY: Sale of counterfeit goods is criminal offence even if forgery is self-evident

Reversing a prevailing trend in criminal trademark infringement cases, a panel of the Federal Court of Criminal Cassation has held that, irrespective of the circumstances of a case, the sale of goods bearing a forged trademark is an unlawful act punishable under the Trademark Law. Previously, the courts tended to conclude that the sale of counterfeits was not a criminal offence when consumers were not misled.;

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DAILY: UDRP not designed to address all trademark-based domain name disputes

In a domain name dispute under the UDRP, Segway Inc has obtained the transfer of a domain name incorporating its trademark but lost its complaint with respect to four others. The decision shows how the UDRP was designed to address a limited category of trademark-abusive domain name registrations, and not to deal with all manner of trademark-based domain name disputes.;

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DAILY: Amendment of statement of use in trademark application not permissible

The controller general of patents, designs and trademarks has disposed of a representation filed by the Intellectual Property Attorneys Association challenging Clause 3 of Office Order No 16 of the Trademarks Registry, which states that a request for amendment of the statement of use of a trademark application is not permissible. The association argued that the clause was contrary to the provisions of the Trademarks Act.;

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DAILY: iWatch speculation highlights challenge of maintaining product secrecy

Last night Apple announced a new iPhone model and a new product line in the form of a smartwatch device. Speculation before the event (fuelled by leaked CAD renderings, patent filings and trademark applications) meant there were few surprises. This highlights a challenge for companies – how to ensure that trademark applications don’t give the game away.;

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DAILY: Search on for a new USPTO Commissioner of Trademarks

It’s hiring time at the USPTO. While the wait goes on for a permanent Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at the agency, the vacancy list just got longer with the news that the incumbent, Deborah Cohn, plans to retire.;

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DAILY: De Beers obtains transfer of '.diamonds' domain names under UDRP

Well-known jeweller De Beers has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of two domain names identically reproducing its well-known trademark under the new gTLD ‘.diamonds’. The decision highlights the impact that the introduction of almost 1,400 new gTLDs will have for brand owners across the globe.;

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DAILY: Assessing trademark service suppliers: a call for submissions

With competition between service providers growing and counsel looking to maximise the effectiveness of their trademark spend, World Trademark Review is embarking on the third edition of its research into what buyers like you demand from non-legal trademark services suppliers.;

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DAILY: Law on approval of national symbols associated with GIs enters into force

The Law on Approval of National Symbols Associated with Protected Geographical Indications, Protected Appellations of Origin and Traditional Specialties Guaranteed has entered into force. According to the law, such symbols can be used free of charge by, among others, natural or legal persons holding the right to use a PGI or a PDO.;

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DAILY: Federal Administrative Court reverses 'absinthe' PGI decision

The Federal Administrative Court has reversed a decision of the Ministry for Agriculture allowing the registration of the terms 'Absinthe', 'Fée verte' ('Green fairy') and 'La Bleue' ('The Blue') as PGIs. The court found that the relevant public would understand these terms as generic terms for a specific type of beverage.;

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DAILY: Res judicata does not bar claims arising after prior litigation

In TechnoMarine SA v Giftports Inc, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has considered whether a prior litigation resolving claims of unfair competition barred subsequent suit over similar conduct occurring after settlement of the earlier litigation. The Second Circuit found error in the district court’s dismissal of the claims based on res judicata, but affirmed the court’s alternate holding that the plaintiff had failed to plausibly plead its claim.;

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DAILY: Bridgestone ordered to pay $5 million in damages in RIVERSTONE case

The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice has ordered Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services Inc to pay, jointly and severally, $5 million in damages to Muresa and Tire Group of Factories Ltd Inc. The court found that the filing by Bridgestone of an opposition which had resulted in the cessation of the commercialisation of products under the RIVERSTONE mark had been made in bad faith and in a hasty manner.;

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DAILY: Staff v stakeholders as ICANN’s accountability comes under scrutiny

This weekend ICANN launched a new public comment period on enhancing its accountability and governance. However, its approach to the issue has come under fire, with questions raised over the lack of community input into the current process.;

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DAILY: Constitutional Court annuls Article 42/1(c) of Decree-Law 556

The Constitutional Court has ordered the annulment of Article 42/1(c) of Decree-Law 556 on the ground that it was contrary to Article 91 of the Constitution. As a result, the provision that was the basis for invalidation actions on the ground of non-use is no longer available. However, it is still possible to rely on Article 14 of Decree-Law 556 to obtain the revocation of a mark for non-use.;

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DAILY: Google obtains transfer of 'glass' domain name under UDRP

Search engine giant Google has obtained the transfer of the domain name 'glassforsnap.com' under the UDRP based on its GLASS mark. Interestingly, while the NAF panel noted that 'snap' referred to photos taken with the Snapchat app, it did not consider whether the owners of Snapchat could or should have any rights in the domain name, or whether transferring it to Google was improper in view of the presence of the SNAP mark in the domain name.;

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DAILY: Dominican Customs destroys almost 50,000 counterfeit articles

The customs authorities of the Dominican Republic have recently destroyed 45,986 counterfeit articles bearing the famous trademarks LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL and LACOSTE. The articles were seized over a period of three years thanks to customs surveillance.;

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DAILY: Going global: geographic gTLDs prepare for take-off

Last week the ‘.hamburg’ string hit general availability and quickly burst into the top-25 list of new gTLDs in terms of registration numbers. In many respects, geographic strings have a competitive edge over generic strings and – with 11 currently in sunrise – we will soon be able to better assess their true impact.;

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DAILY: Trademark owner fails to prevent use of mark in company name

In Icelandic Water Holdings Ltd v Iceland Glacier Wonders Ltd, the Reykjavik District Court has considered whether the defendant, which markets and exports water, could use the plaintiff’s ICELAND GLACIER marks in its company name. Among other things, the court held that the plaintiff could not rely on its word mark ICELAND GLACIER, since water and ice were specifically excluded from the application at the examination stage.;

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DAILY: Court of Rome brings Italian case law on distinctiveness in line with that of ECJ

The Specialised IP Division of the Court of Rome has held that a trademark consisting of the words 'facce da rugby' ('faces of rugby'), together with a series of small squares containing portraits of rugby players, lacked distinctiveness, even though its component elements were neither generic nor descriptive. The decision seems to indicate that, with regard to distinctiveness, Italian case law is now fully aligned with that of the ECJ.;

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DAILY: Use and registration abroad: Federal Court revisits Thymes Decision

In 2013 the Thymes decision ended the debate on whether marks must be in use abroad at the time of filing where such use is claimed as a basis for a Canadian application. However, it led to uncertainty as to the validity of prior registrations which issued from applications based on use and registration outside of Canada where the use did not predate the Canadian filing date. The Federal Court has now put those concerns to rest in Coors v Anheuser-Busch.;

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DAILY: Victoria's Secret no longer in the pink: Thomas Pink wins in trademark fight

In Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria's Secret UK Ltd, the High Court has held that Victoria's Secret's use of its sub-brand PINK infringed Thomas Pink's PINK marks, as the average consumer was likely to be confused by the similarity of the signs. Fashion brand owners are likely to welcome the decision, as it allows them to protect their marks against other fashion brands even if they operate in very different market segments.;

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DAILY: ‘P’ is for policing, but are dictionaries high enough on your agenda?

The fear of genericism is palpable for many brand owners, especially in a new digital age where language is constantly evolving and brands become more entwined in the social conversation. WTR looks at one strategy to combat genericism that is often overlooked: the policing of dictionaries.;

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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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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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