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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: One step forward, two steps back for EU trademark reform

Cecilia Wikström, member of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the EU trademark reform package, has pulled back the curtain on the frustrating world of European politics. While she speculates that the reforms could become a reality before Christmas, given the work ahead this looks ambitious and may be undesirable if it means that too many compromises are required.;

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DAILY: ECJ: verbal element of complex mark will not necessarily be dominant

In Società Italiana Calzature SpA v OHIM, the ECJ has upheld two decisions of the General Court finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative trademarks GIUSEPPE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN and GIUSEPPE BY GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI and earlier ZANOTTI marks. Among other things, the ECJ stated that there was no rule according to which a word element will be perceived as dominant in a complex trademark.;

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DAILY: Norwegian bank prohibited from using 'people' mark

The Court of Appeals has prohibited Norwegian bank Folkia from using its trademark FOLKIA and any other name containing the term 'folk' ('people' in English), on the ground that there was a likelihood of confusion with Swedish company Folksam’s mark. Among other things, the court stated that, as short-term loan companies were an object for criticism, Folkia’s use of its mark was detrimental to Folksam.;

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DAILY: Federal Court finds SPIRIT BEAR official marks to be unenforceable

In Terrace (City) v Urban Distilleries Inc, the Federal Court has found that the plaintiffs had failed to provide evidence of use of the official marks SPIRIT BEAR in association with goods or services as of the relevant dates. Therefore, the official marks were unenforceable against Urban Distilleries, which manufactures spirits under the unregistered trademarks SPIRIT BEAR VODKA and SPIRIT BEAR GIN, among others.;

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DAILY: 'Fighting Poland' sign obtains protection as symbol of national value

The 'fighting Poland' sign, which was created during the Second World War as a symbol of the Polish people’s protest against Nazi occupation, has acquired a unique type of protection reserved solely for national treasures. The sign was already protected as a patriotic symbol under the Industrial Property Law.;

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DAILY: Marks held to be highly similar visually based on common final syllable

In Sanofi SA v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM in opposition proceedings involving Sanofi’s mark DELPRAL and GP Pharm’s mark GEPRAL, which both covered Class 5 goods. Among other things, the court held that the board had erred in concluding that there was only 'a degree of similarity' between the marks from a visual point of view.;

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DAILY: McDonald's invalidates registration of figurative MCAFE mark

The Board of Appeals of the Patent Office has held that the figurative mark MCAFE was invalid for “flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery; chocolate and chocolate products” in Class 30, “retail services of food products” in Class 35 and restaurant services in Class 43, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion with McDonald’s MCCAFE marks. However, the MCAFE mark is still valid for “retail services of alcoholic beverages and tobacco” in Class 35.;

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DAILY: General Court applies narrow interpretation to Class 42 services

In Galileo International Technology v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had held that the services covered by the European Commission’s GALILEO mark in Class 42 were dissimilar to the goods and services covered by Galileo International’s earlier GALILEO mark in Classes 9, 16, 35, 38, 39, 41 and 42.;

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DAILY: Mahindra & Mahindra asserts rights over 'M&M' acronym

In Mahindra & Mahindra Limited v MNM Marketing Pvt Ltd, the Bombay High Court has restrained clothes retailer MNM Marketing Pvt Ltd from using 'MNM' as a part of its corporate name, trademark and domain name. The court found that MNM Marketing was guilty of infringing Mahindra & Mahindra’s M&M mark and of passing off.;

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DAILY: Research reveals brand hijacking habits in new gTLDs

As the number of registrations for new gTLDs approaches 2.5 million, and with ICANN announcing preparations for the next round of applications, research reveals the different approaches brands are taking with new generic TLDs and geographic TLDs. And in both types, domain hijackers appear to be capitalising.;

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DAILY: The North Face defeated on appeal in dispute over similar device mark

In The North Face Apparel Corporation v Sanyang Industry Company Limited, the Court of Appeal has allowed the registration of a device mark by Sanyang Industry Co Ltd in Classes 7, 16, 25 and 35 despite an opposition by The North Face Apparel Corp. The Court of Appeal ruled that North Face had failed to prove prior use of an identical mark and was therefore not the proprietor of Sanyang’s application.;

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DAILY: OHIM erred in failing to examine distinctiveness of mark for each product/service

In Unibail Management v OHIM, the General Court has partially annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM insofar as it had refused to register a figurative sign in Classes 16, 35, 36, 38, 41 and 42. Among other things, the court held that the board had erred in failing to assess the distinctiveness of the mark with regard to each of these products and services, or even with regard to each category of products and services.;

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DAILY: Fortres Grand v Warner Bros: wiping clean trademark-based challenges to fictional marks

In Fortres Grand v Warner Bros, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of an infringement claim against a fictional trademark for an equally fictional product, but did not base its decision on a perceived need to protect the defendant’s constitutional right to free expression. Instead, it applied the same analysis as it might in any other context to affirm a holding of non-infringement as a matter of law.;

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DAILY: ICANN reveals expected gTLDs round two timings

With planning for a second round of gTLDs underway, ICANN has stated that the next “application round is not expected to launch until 2016 at the earliest” – but don’t be surprised if there are further delays along the way.;

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DAILY: Brand owners extol the virtues of a 'softly, softly' approach to enforcement

When infringement occurs, the knee-jerk reaction is for the legal team to swing into action. While the right approach in many instances, brand owners speaking at the MARQUES Annual Conference earlier today argued that sometimes it is better to let infringement slide.;

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DAILY: 'Spa' held to have lost distinctiveness in Korean cosmetic industry

The Supreme Court has confirmed a decision of the Patent Court in which the latter had held that the term ‘spa’ is no longer distinctive for cosmetics in Korea, and has not been distinctive since at least 2012. The decision is significant because the Supreme Court had recognised in 2003 that the term ‘spa’ was distinctive in the Korean cosmetic industry in around 1999.;

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DAILY: Continuous use protects expired trademarks

Article 8 of the Trademark Decree-Law No 556 states that a trademark application that is identical or similar to an expired trademark should be rejected upon opposition if the earlier trademark expired during the two-year period preceding the date of the new application. However, in light of a recent decision of the TPI, it seems that a trademark may still be protected after the two-year period has passed if the expired mark is still in use.;

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DAILY: Federal Court: protection for official marks may end with dissolution of owner

In TCC Holdings Inc v The Families as Support Teams Society, the Federal Court has suggested that the protection for an official mark may end with its owner. The court’s remarks are notable as they reflect a broader shift within the Canadian legal environment with respect to official marks.;

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DAILY: Sky fails to prevent registration of mark containing 'sky' element

In Stone Electrical Limited v British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC, the hearing officer has dismissed Sky’s opposition against the registration of the figurative mark SKYVOLT in Classes 7, 9 and 37 based on its SKY marks. Among other things, the hearing officer held that the level of similarity between the parties’ marks was not sufficient to cause the relevant public to establish a link or connection in trade between the marks.;

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DAILY: Flea market owner potentially liable for contributory infringement

In Coach Inc v Sapatis, a district court has denied summary judgment to the owner, manager and sole member of the limited liability corporation that owns and operates a New Hampshire flea market. Among other things, the court found that the owner’s personal contributory liability depended on her own knowledge and control over the vendors’ alleged infringement, regardless of whether her actions or omissions were taken in an official or personal capacity.;

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DAILY: Pressure builds on WIPO to release reports into alleged misconduct

Speaking at the opening of the WIPO Assemblies, director-general Francis Gurry outlined the organisation’s strong financial health and pledged to continue to build on the successes achieved over the past six years in its core programmes. At the same time there are calls for official publication of two independent investigations into allegations against the serving director-general and disagreement over the firing a WIPO staff member.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court considers use of own family name as trademark

In Precious Jewels v Varun Gems, the Supreme Court has examined the permissible scope of use of one's own name as a trademark under Section 35 of the Trademarks Act 1999. The dispute concerned the use by the parties of their common family name, Rakyan, as a trade name for their respective jewellery businesses. By setting aside the injunction granted in favour of Varun Gems, the court departed from established practice.;

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DAILY: General Court confirms that chocolate cookie design is invalid

In Biscuits Poult SAS v OHIM, the General Court has upheld a decision of the Third Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that a registered Community design representing a chocolate cookie was invalid as it lacked individual character. Among other things, the court agreed with the board that the non-visible characteristics of the product, which do not relate to its appearance, could not be taken into account in the determination of whether the design could be protected.;

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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: 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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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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