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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: ISPs ordered to block access to counterfeiting websites in landmark decision

In Cartier International AG v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd, the High Court has granted orders requiring several ISPs to block access to a number of counterfeiting websites. The decision marks an important development in the protection of brands online as, while there are specific UK statutory provisions dealing with blocking orders for copyright infringement, there is no such legislation for trademarks. The judgment is likely to lead to numerous similar applications.;

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DAILY: Case highlights adjudicator's power to require posting of bond

The case of Super Medic (Medic Lite) Ltd v Nanobiotex is an instructive example of the exercise of the authority of the commissioner or adjudicator to require the posting of a bond by a non-Israel opponent. The adjudicator required the opponents to post a bond in the amount IS20,000 and, in doing so, stated that her authority to require the posting of a bond derived from the rules of civil procedure and the customary conduct in civil court cases.;

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DAILY: NASA’s IP strategy and a preview of the WTR 1000 2015: issue 52 of WTR now live

Proving the link between trademarks and corporate innovation has been a challenge that the trademark community has grappled with for some time. In the latest edition of World Trademark Review, now available online to subscribers, we present the results of a major in-depth study of Community trademarks and Benelux trademarks which confirms a strong link between the two. In the latest edition we also speak to an attorney-adviser at NASA about how the organisation manages its portfolio of rights – both on Earth and beyond – and preview the findings of the 2015 edition of the WTR 1000.;

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DAILY: Research suggests consumers are ready to embrace new gTLDs

A global survey of internet users, conducted on behalf of the Domain Name Association, has revealed a receptiveness to the addition of new domain name extensions – findings that have a number of trademark takeaways.;

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DAILY: General Court: six invoices insufficient to prove genuine use for everyday consumer goods

In Lidl Stiftung & Co KG v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that A Colmeia do Minho Lda had proved that its national Portuguese marks GLOBO had been put to genuine use for a number of goods in Classes 29 and 30. The decision shows that the requirements to prove genuine use for everyday consumer goods are high and increasing.;

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DAILY: Figurative 'T' marks held to be confusingly similar

In Tifosi Optics Inc v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that there was a likelihood of confusion between two figurative signs consisting of the letter ‘T’ surrounded by an oval. The court agreed with the board that the goods covered by the marks were either similar or identical, and that the marks were visually similar and aurally and conceptually identical.;

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DAILY: Court rules on use of third-party trademarks as AdWords

The Barcelona Commercial Court Number 2 has dismissed Fotoprix’s trademark infringement and unfair competition action against Vistaprint, and upheld Vistaprint’s counterclaim for a declaration of partial invalidity and partial cancellation of Fotoprix’s FOTOLIBRO mark. Among other things, the court referred to the ECJ’s decision in Google France to decide whether Vistaprint’s use of Fotoprix’s marks as AdWords amounted to infringement.;

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DAILY: TPI softens its approach to registration of 3D marks

Following two recent cases involving 3D marks consisting of bottle shapes, it seems that the Turkish Patent Institute has softened its approach to the registrability of 3D shape marks. The cases suggest that, even if a 3D mark is rejected following the initial examination, it is still possible to overcome such refusal by filing an appeal to the High Board of the TPI, without necessarily having to challenge the decision before the specialised IP courts.;

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DAILY: Court rejects coexistence agreement between Nissan and GM

The Administrative Court of Appeals has rejected a coexistence agreement between Nissan and General Motors and, consequently, refused Nissan's trademark application for NP300. The court held that, even though the parties had entered into a coexistence agreement, consumers might be confused as the marks NP300 and N300 are similar and cover the same goods in Class 12.;

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DAILY: Examination criteria for sound marks defined

Following the clarification of the filing requirements, the Chinese Trademark Office has defined the examination criteria of sound marks. Among other things, the distinctiveness of sound marks is normally acquired through extensive use and, in principle, the similarity of sound marks is examined by comparing the sound mark samples.;

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DAILY: General Court makes 'surprising' findings regarding procedural aspect

In Fuchs v OHIM, the General Court has confirmed a decision of the Fifth Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between marks consisting of a star within a circle. Among other things, the court considered whether, following the revocation of one of the marks on which the opposition was based, the annulment of the board’s decision, to the extent that it is based on that mark, was capable of procuring an advantage for the applicant.;

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DAILY: EFF gives trademark procedures the thumbs up, but picture not a complete one

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published research assessing how a range of major online platforms treat trademark complaints. While the overall results were positive, the picture remains incomplete and – absent additional data – means that the trademark bullying narrative continues.;

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DAILY: Trademarks found invalid due to owner's bad faith when filing applications

The Barcelona Commercial Court Number 1 has upheld an action filed by Marina Calafat SL against Calafat SA for a declaration of invalidity of two trademarks, and dismissed the counterclaim for trademark infringement brought by Calafat SA. Among other things, the court found that Calafat SA had registered the marks with the sole purpose of obstructing Marina Calafat SL’s activities.;

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DAILY: OHIM announces go-live date for fast-track CTMs, gets tougher on payments

OHIM has announced that the fast-track processing of CTM applications will be available from November 24. On that day, whether choosing fast track or the regular route to publication, a change that applies to all CTM applicants will also take place.;

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DAILY: Call for app store operators to deal with repeat offenders automatically

A federal complaint filed by an app developer against Google focuses on the whack-a-mole phenomenon as it relates to trademark infringement in the app store environment. The attorney representing the app developer tells World Trademark Review that more needs to be done when operators are aware of repeated trademark infringements.;

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DAILY: From zero to hero? Does Kuwait's accession to the Berne and Paris Conventions make a difference?

On September 2 2014 Kuwait became the 169th country to accede to the Berne Convention; on the same day, the country acceded to the Paris Convention. As a result of these accessions, Kuwait will become a member of both the Paris and Berne Conventions on December 2 2014. This update considers the likely impact of the Berne and Paris Conventions in Kuwait. Will they turn Kuwait from an IP zero to an IP hero?;

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DAILY: General Court: consumers do not always attach more importance to first part of words

In Laboratoires Polive v OHIM, the General Court has annulled three decisions of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM in opposition proceedings involving three applications for DODIE and earlier DODOT marks. Among other things, the court agreed with the applicant’s arguments that there are exceptions to the rule whereby consumers tend to pay more attention to the beginning of trademarks.;

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DAILY: Tencent v Chery: a sign of China’s developing brand economy

The long-standing legal battle between Chinese social media giant Tencent and automaker Chery over the QQ mark may have finally reached a conclusion, with the Beijing Higher People’s Court upholding the TRAB’s decision to cancel Tencent’s QQ mark for cars. The decision shows that, with the growing sophistication and awareness of brand value among Chinese companies, Chinese brands are becoming more aggressive in protecting their core marks.;

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DAILY: INPI issues digital certificates of trademark registration

The INPI has issued Resolution No 136, which provides for the issuance of certificates of registration in a digital format. Resolution No 136 also provides that certificates of renewal and certified copies of certificates of registration will be issued in a digital format. The new procedure facilitates the access to certificates of registration and will avoid huge delays in the delivery of these documents.;

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DAILY: BEAUTYBAY held to take unfair advantage of EBAY's reputation

In eBay Inc v Dotcom Retail Limited, the Intellectual Property Office has found that the marks BEAUTY BAY, BEAUTYBAY and BEAUTYBAY.COM were invalid on the ground that they took unfair advantage of eBay's earlier registrations for EBAY under Section 5(3) of the Trademarks Act 1994. Among other things, the office held that the BEAUTYBAY marks involved "an element of copying the idea or concept behind the EBAY mark".;

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DAILY: Nestlé fails to prevent registration of Unilever's 'random' mark

In Unilever Plc v Société Des Produits Nestlé SA, the hearing officer has dismissed Nestlé’s opposition against the registration of Unilever’s mark RANDOM ACTS OF HAPPINESS. The hearing officer found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the mark applied for and Nestlé’s marks RANDOMS and LET YOUR RANDOM SIDE OUT.;

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DAILY: WIPO calls on national offices to step up goods and services engagement

Debbie Roenning, director of the legal division of WIPO’s Madrid Registry, has called for increased engagement from national offices with the Madrid Goods and Services Manager tool, in a bid to help international trademark applicants better manage the risk of first action refusals.;

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DAILY: Nationstar Mortgage v Ahmad: fraud on the USPTO is alive again

In 2009 the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit significantly restrained the ability to attack a trademark application or registration on the basis of fraud. For the first time since that decision, the TTAB, in Nationstar Mortgage v Ahmad, has sustained a claim of fraud and clarified the standard of proof for such claims.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court rules on destruction and storage costs in customs cases

The Supreme Court has issued an important decision in a case involving the detention of a large shipment of counterfeit cosmetic products bearing the mark of a well-known multinational consumer goods company, in transit through Slovenia to another EU member state. The decision addressed the issue of whether it was possible to claim storage and destruction costs from infringers.;

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DAILY: Court of Appeal finds genuine use of Specsavers logo in final instalment of Specsavers v Asda

In Specsavers International Healthcare Ltd v Asda Stores Ltd, the Court of Appeal has ruled that Specsavers' wordless Community trademark should not be revoked for non-use. The decision shows that extensive use of a composite logo with words can constitute genuine use of a wordless registered trademark, if there is convincing evidence to this effect.;

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DAILY: High Court recommends that government implement plain packaging for cigarettes

In Love Care Foundation v Union of India, the Allahabad High Court, following a writ petition filed by Love Care Foundation, has observed that plain packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products would help reduce the attractiveness of such products. The court strongly recommended that the government of India consider the feasibility of implementing plain packaging for cigarettes and take the necessary steps at the earliest opportunity.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court reaffirms strong protection of Red Cross emblem

The Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the Commercial Court of the Canton of Berne in which the latter had cancelled the registration for a logo that was similar to the Red Cross emblem. The decision confirms that, in principle, it is impossible to use or register a cross-shaped sign in a red (or similar) colour in any class.;

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DAILY: Research reveals sporting brands lag behind in gTLD registrations

We take a look at the world’s most valuable sports teams to see how they are approaching the gTLD expansion. The picture here is even bleaker than on the corporate scene, with private individuals taking the lead in terms of reserving primary brand names.;

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DAILY: ICANN: next round of new gTLDs in 2018?

ICANN has published a report titled "New gTLD Program Reviews and Assessments", which outlines the steps ICANN intends to take as part of its review and assessment of the first round of new gTLD applications. The report also indicates that the next round of new gTLD applications is not likely to take place until mid-2018 at the earliest.;

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DAILY: adidas' three-stripe mark infringed despite lack of likelihood of confusion

In adidas AG v Batash, the Tel Aviv District Court has held that the defendant had infringed adidas AG’s registered three-stripe marks for clothing by using three parallel stripes on sports apparel, even in the absence of a likelihood of confusion, as the marks used by the defendant were virtually identical to adidas' registered marks. However, the court dismissed adidas’ claims of passing off and dilution.;

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DAILY: General Court expands notion of 'complex product'

In Cezar v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Third Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that a RCD representing an insert for skirting boards was invalid based on a lack of novelty and individual character. Among other things, the court held that an application for invalidity cannot be based on an earlier design which, as a component part of a complex product, is not visible during normal use of that product.;

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DAILY: Supreme People's Court issues rules on online infringement of personal rights

China’s Supreme People’s Court has issued a new judicial interpretation regarding online infringement of personal rights. This judicial interpretation is intended to deal with the increasing problem of online defamation and unfair competition activities in China. The personal rights referred to in the judicial interpretation include the rights of honour, portrait and privacy.;

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DAILY: Philips' electric toothbrush base assembly design held to lack acquired distinctiveness

In In re Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, in a precedential decision, the TTAB has affirmed the refusal to register a mark consisting of the base assembly of an electric toothbrush. Among other things, the TTAB held that “mere figures demonstrating successful product sales are not probative of purchaser recognition of a configuration as an indication of source”.;

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DAILY: Google steps up anti-piracy efforts

While focused more on copyright infringement - with particular emphasis on the entertainment industry - than on trademark rights violations, the latest changes to Google’s anti-piracy efforts are worth reporting. Not least because they break a few previously held assumptions on what the company can and can’t do.;

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DAILY: Bombay High Court grants injunction based on family of marks

In Neon Laboratories Ltd v Themis Medicare Ltd, the Bombay High Court has restrained pharmaceutical companies Themis and Ciron from using their XYLOX marks based on Neon Laboratories’ family of LOX marks. The decision is significant in that a three-letter mark for pharmaceutical products was found to be distinctive of a particular company.;

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DAILY: The new gTLD aftermarket has arrived

While ICANN's new gTLD programme would appear to be a success, the volume of registrations across those gTLDs that are now operational has fallen below expectations. As a result, some new gTLD registry owners are seeking to sell their gTLD registries, with reports of the first sales of operational gTLD registries being scheduled for this month.;

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DAILY: Appeals Court discusses nature of franchise agreements

In Díaz v Pérez, which concerned an employment claim against the Bayamón Cowboys basketball team, the team manager and the Basketball League, the Appeals Court of Puerto Rico has discussed the nature of franchise agreements. Among other things, the court held that a franchisee benefits from the use of a known trademark while retaining independence and, at the same time, receiving assistance and training from the franchisor.;

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DAILY: General Court interprets list of goods based on IP TRANSLATOR

In Scooters India Ltd v OHIM, the General court has annulated two decisions of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM in two cases involving the trademark LAMBRETTA. Among other things, the court had to decide whether use of a trademark for goods that were not specifically mentioned in the list of goods, but fell within this class, could be considered sufficient to fulfil the use requirement.;

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DAILY: OHIM held to have acted in breach of duty to provide statement of reasons

In Alma-The Soul of Italian Wine LLLP v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM on the ground that the latter had acted in breach of its duty to provide a statement of reasons. Although the court recognised that the board's reasoning may be implicit, in this case the board's decision did not show, even implicitly, that the board had analysed certain evidence in order to respond to the applicant’s arguments.;

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DAILY: False origin claims applicable to services as well as goods

In M Arthur Gensler Jr & Associates Inc v Strabala, clarifying prior Lanham Act case law related to false designation of origin, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has vacated a district court’s dismissal under Rule 12(b)(6), holding that §43(a) of the Lanham Act can reach claims alleging false designation as to the origin of services as well as goods.;

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DAILY: Landmark judgment handed down in dispute between Richemont and ISPs

The High Court in London has delivered a landmark judgment establishing that trademark owners can secure court orders blocking websites that are structured to infringe their trademark rights by selling counterfeit goods online. The decision is believed to be the first in which an application for a website-blocking order against internet service providers in order to combat trademark infringement has been given the green light in the European Union;

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DAILY: Supreme Court considers registrability of descriptive terms

The Supreme Court has dismissed an action filed by CDS TELECOM CA against CANTV in relation to the alleged infringement of CDS’ rights in the mark LISTO (meaning 'ready' English). Among other things, the court found that there was no graphic, visual, phonetic and conceptual similarity between the marks LISTO and CANTV LISTO and that, in any case, LISTO should not have been registered as a trademark in the first place.;

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DAILY: The trademark challenges awaiting the incoming USPTO director

The announcement that the White House has nominated Michelle Lee to be the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at the USPTO means that the wait for a permanent replacement to David Kappos may soon be over. Should she occupy the top seat, however, a number of challenges await Lee – not least ensuring that the trademark side of operations receives as much attention as patents.;

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DAILY: Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views

This week saw the release of a report supporting plain packaging in Canada, authored by the Canadian Cancer Society. World Trademark Review has previously covered the plain packaging debate from a trademark perspective so this week we spoke to Canadian Cancer Society’s senior policy analyst, Rob Cunningham, to see how persuasive he finds the trademark lobby’s arguments.;

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DAILY: The game is afoot: concerns over trademark RPMs manipulation voiced

In a user feedback session on gTLD rights protection mechanisms (RPMs), held yesterday afternoon at the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles, a number of potential improvements were identified. However, a significant concern centred on alleged gaming of the system in a bid to circumvent mandated sunrise periods or increase the sums that trademark owners have to pay out to secure domains.;

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DAILY: General Court: no link between identical GRAZIA marks

In Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SpA v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the mark GRAZIA for financial and business services, and the earlier mark GRAZIA for various goods and services, including magazines.;

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DAILY: '.paris' is launched

‘.paris’, the French capital's TLD, has been launched. The ‘.paris’ TLD is open to all companies and individuals having a link with the Paris region. The launch procedure started on September 9 and consists of a combined sunrise/landrush phase ending on November 11 2014.;

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DAILY: IPEC assesses damages in passing-off and interference with trade case

In Harman v Burge, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has ruled on an inquiry as to damages which arose from the defendant disrupting the website of the holiday business of the claimant. The case as a whole is an example, albeit perhaps an extreme one, of the consequences that can arise from the failure to properly record a change in ownership of a domain name.;

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DAILY: Think geographic name protection in new gTLDs won’t impact your brand? Think again

The issue of geographic names took centre stage at the ICANN meeting yesterday, with a GAC session focused on its recent document ‘The protection of geographic names in the new gTLDs process’. Conflict over geographic name protection has already impacted gTLD applications from Amazon and US clothing company Patagonia. Should protection of geographic names be strengthened as per the GAC proposals, the net will be significantly widened and could have a major impact on future applicants – including those who have not yet even considered running a ‘.brand’.;

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DAILY: McDonald’s v McSweet: TTAB upholds survey for dilution

In McDonald’s Corp v McSweet LLC, the TTAB has upheld McDonald's opposition against an application to register the mark MCSWEET for pickled gourmet vegetables, finding a likelihood of confusion and dilution by blurring. This case is interesting because of the analysis of the survey showing dilution.;

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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

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International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

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

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closer2patents

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

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Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness, Lionsgate UK

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

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

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

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

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

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

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

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British Library Business & IP Centre

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

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

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

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)

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

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

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

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South African Federation against Copyright Theft (SAFACT)

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

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Industrial Property Office of the Slovak republic (INDPROP)

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

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Mobile Manufacturer’s Forum

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

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

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

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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

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Fight the Fakes

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

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CropLife International

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

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)

"Cracking Ideas" project: uses a combination of specific lesson plans, teaching resources and a dedicated website (crackingideas.com) to encourage innovation and creativity among pupils in the 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16 age groups Spokescharacters: Wallace & Gromit Learning resources: activity packs, innovation packs, "My IP" booklet Creative competitions: annual "Cracking Ideas" competition Interactive games, challenges and lesson plans: Sprocket Rocket (Help Wallace & Gromit collect cogs to fix their ship and fly to the moon! You'll need creative skills and some (...);

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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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