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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: Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle: announcing a unique new event

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle, a unique one-day conference for senior trademark practitioners, at Convene Times Square, New York on October 29 2015.;

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DAILY: easyGroup successful on appeal in 'airtours' case

In easyGroup IP Licensing Ltd v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM in which the latter had found that there was a likelihood of confusion between easyGroup’s figurative mark EASYAIR-TOURS and TUI AG’s earlier figurative mark AIRTOURS TICKET FACTORY. Among other things, the court held that the board had erred in finding that 'Air-tours' was the dominant element in easyGroup’s mark.;

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DAILY: Important news for mark owners doing business in Quebec: appeal dismissed on signage issue

The Quebec Court of Appeal has dismissed - from the bench - the Quebec government’s appeal against a lower court decision that rejected the position taken by the Office québécois de la langue française on non-French public signage. The lower court had decided that non-French trademarks on store-front signage do not need to be accompanied by a French descriptor of the nature of the business to comply with the Charter of the French Language.;

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DAILY: New gTLDs hit 5 million

There are now approximately 5,200,000 registered domain names under the new gTLDs spread across 597 delegated new gTLDs, which works out at an average of 8,710 domain names per gTLD registry. While this is not a phenomenal level of growth across the new gTLD name space, it is clearly an upward trend in domain name registrations.;

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DAILY: OHIM held to have infringed the rights of the defence

In Lidl Sitftung & Co KG v OHIM, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM, stating that the latter’s failure to communicate to applicant Lidl evidence of the renewal of the marks on which the opposition was based infringed the rights of the defence.;

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DAILY: auDA seeks public comment on allowing domain name registrations directly under ‘.au’

The Names Policy Panel, established by the Australian domain name registry, has released a first Issues Paper considering and seeking public comment on the idea of allowing domain name registrations directly under ‘.au’. Among other things, the paper notes that the recent arrival of more than 500 new gTLDs, with more to follow, has created unprecedented competition for ‘.au’ domain names.;

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DAILY: Cayman Islands prepare for a trademark revolution

The government of the Cayman Islands is drawing up a new Trademarks Bill that will introduce a local register and offer an increased ability to enforce marks. One lawyer in the region has told World Trademark Review that the new bill will finally bring the country’s IP system into the 21st century, and could halt the trend of international businesses ignoring the Caymans in their brand protection efforts.;

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DAILY: Employer vicariously liable for passing off through domain name registrations

In Vertical Leisure Limited v Poleplus Limited, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court has found an employer to be vicariously liable for passing off arising from its employee’s registration of a number of domains which infringed the IP rights of the claimant. It held that registering the domain names was the kind of act the employee was employed to do and, in doing so, he was furthering his employer’s interest rather than his own.;

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DAILY: Federal Court of Appeal confirms registrability of single-colour trademarks

In Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc v Imperial Tobacco Products Limited, the Federal Court of Appeal has affirmed the principle that, in Canada, a single colour applied to the surface of an object, including product packaging, is capable of being registered as a trademark. The decision relates to two applications filed by Imperial Tobacco for the colour orange applied to cigarette packages in 2D and 3D forms.;

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DAILY: Rule changes allow for more streamlined design registration process for foreign applications

Applicants who file a single industrial design application at the USPTO in English now have the opportunity to obtain protection for up to 100 different industrial designs across 44 countries and intergovernmental organisations. This change was published in the USPTO’s Final Rules relating to “Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs”.;

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DAILY: Gap obtains cancellation of GAL for Class 24 goods

In Gap ITM Inc v Terdjman, the Civil and Commercial Federal Appeals Court has held that the defendant’s registered trademark GAL was null and, consequently, ordered the defendant to cease all use of the trademark. Among other things, the court found that GAL was confusingly similar to Gap’s well-known trademark GAP.;

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DAILY: Number of customs detentions increase, value of detained goods decrease in 2014

According to a report issued by the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, customs officials recorded 4,053 detentions in 2014, which is the highest number of temporary customs detention cases to date. The number of infringing items detained in 2014 more than doubled compared to 2013, but the estimated value of the goods decreased from almost €19 million in 2013 to €12.5 million in 2014.;

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DAILY: SKYPE loses to SKY before General Court

In Skype Ultd v OHIM, the General Court has upheld decisions of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM finding that SKYPE was similar to SKY for identical goods/services, despite evidence that the marks had coexisted on the market for 11 years. Among other things, the court agreed with the board that the conditions for establishing a reduction in the likelihood of confusion on account of a peaceful coexistence on the market were not fulfilled in this case.;

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DAILY: Apple v Samsung decision throws spotlight on design patent damages

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacating the jury’s damages awards against Samsung products that were found liable for trade dress dilution may be grabbing mainstream media headlines, but it is the affirmation of design patent damages that practitioners will find more significant.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court considers continued and honest concurrent use of trademarks

The Supreme Court has held that clothing company Jaspal Co Ltd had successfully proved the continued and honest concurrent use of its CHAPS marks in Thailand. The judgment illustrates that evidence showing continued and honest use of a trademark in the country can be a valuable tool for trademark owners if their marks lack inherent distinctiveness and/or are similar to an earlier registered trademark.;

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DAILY: Pfizer's blue diamond-shaped pill not found to be distinctive

In Pfizer Products Inc v Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the Federal Court has found that Pfizer’s application for the Viagra tablet design was not distinctive under Section 38(2)(d) of the Trademarks Act. The court was not convinced that the relevant consumers would associate the blue, diamond-shaped unmarked Viagra pill with a single source.;

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DAILY: Court recognises Heinz's Chinese trademark as well known

The Beijing Higher People’s Court has set aside decisions of the TRAB and the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People’s Court rejecting HJ Heinz Company's opposition against the registration of a mark identical to the Chinese equivalent of Heinz's house mark HEINZ. Among other things, the Higher People’s Court held that the TRAB and the lower court had erred in rejecting Heinz’s claim that its Chinese trademark was well known.;

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DAILY: PETA calls on others to follow its lead on brand parodies

American animal rights organisation PETA is well known for running campaigns that use popular third-party brand names to promote its message to a wider audience. A PETA representative tells WTR that the organisation draws on the expertise of legal counsel to use intellectual property to its advantage - and advises other not-for-profits to do the same.;

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DAILY: Collaboration falls through as Kering brands sue Alibaba again

Last Friday, companies including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga filed a lawsuit against Alibaba Group in a US federal court contending that the e-commerce giant has not done enough to prevent sales of counterfeit goods on its sites. Calling the accusations baseless, an Alibaba spokesperson said that Kering had “chosen the path of wasteful litigation instead of the path of constructive cooperation”.;

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DAILY: Fourth Circuit cleans up trademark damage mess

In one of three parallel actions for trademark infringement involving competing paper towel manufacturers, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has examined the appropriate remedies that may be granted under the Lanham Act with respect to injunctive and monetary relief under §§ 1116 and 1117 of the act, and sent the matter back to the district court to consider the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Octane Fitness.;

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DAILY: East Scandic ordered to pay compensation to BMW for trademark violation

The Supreme Court has held that wheel rims marketed by East Scandic did not produce an overall impression different from that of BMW's registered designs and, consequently, there was a violation of BMW's design rights. Moreover, the court found that East Scandic had been marketing wheel rims using BMW's trademarks in a way that could give consumers the impression that the goods originated from BMW.;

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DAILY: Last episode in the 'vente-privee.com' saga?

The Paris Court of Appeal is likely to have ended the current judicial debate on whether the trademark consisting of the domain name ‘vente-privee.com’ is distinctive for e-commerce services for the purpose of French law. This long-awaited decision resolves the disagreement between two different sections of the First Instance Tribunal of Paris, which issued contradictory decisions in this respect at the end of 2013.;

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DAILY: Etsy stock dive highlights role investors play in fight against counterfeiting

An analyst report into online marketplace Etsy has issued a stark warning about the large proportion of potentially infringing items being sold on the site, causing the company’s stock to plummet. While sending a clear signal to trademark counsel that they need to ensure the platform is in their policing plans, the positive takeaway is the hesitancy investors exhibit when faced with sites that sell allegedly infringing items.;

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DAILY: ECJ: cylindrical bottle mark is "perfect" but not distinctive

In Voss of Norway ASA v OHIM, the ECJ has upheld a decision of the General Court finding that a 3D mark consisting of the shape of a cylindrical bottle for goods in Classes 32 and 33 was invalid because it was devoid of distinctive character. This was despite the fact that the General Court had described the mark as the “perfect cylinder shape” and as "somewhat original" and “one of a kind”.;

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DAILY: General Court: Volkswagen's EXTRA mark is not distinctive

In Volkswagen AG v OHIM, the General Court has upheld OHIM’s refusal to register Volkswagen’s word mark EXTRA for vehicles, among other goods and services. The court held that the laudatory meaning of the mark would be clearly and directly perceived due to its exclusively promotional character. The court also rejected Volkswagen’s claim that it had not been treated equally as OHIM had previously accepted an application for SMART for vehicles.;

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DAILY: Distributor of Heineken beer entitled to use 'Green' nickname

In Panathinakes Editions v Athenian Brewery, the Athens District Court has held that Athenian Brewery - the Greek manufacturer and distributor of Heineken beer - was entitled to sell Heineken beer under the name 'Prasini' ('green'), taking into account that 'Prasini' is the nickname of Heineken beer in Greece. Panathinakes Editions, the publisher of the newspaper I Prasini and licensee of the mark I PRASINI EFHMERIDA, sought an injunction against the brewery.;

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DAILY: Multi-agency IP taskforce supports IP rights holders in enforcement activities

The establishment of the National Committee on IP Rights, a multi-agency IP taskforce, is proving very helpful to IP rights holders in conducting enforcement activities. The committee shows how a national IP office can take on the multi-agency problem of IP enforcement and provide a usable solution.;

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DAILY: ‘.sucks’ dispute escalates as IPC president responds to threats and Congress holds hearing

Earlier this week, we reported on a letter from Vox Populi Registry, the company behind ‘.sucks’, challenging the referral of the IPC's concerns over its pricing policies to the US Federal Trade Commission and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs. In response, the president of the IPC has told WTR: “I for one do not intend to be muzzled”. Meanwhile, in DC a US Congress judiciary committee hearing has given stakeholders a forum to discuss the string.;

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DAILY: DGIPR launches new IP database

The Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights has launched its new integrated Intellectual Property Data and Information Service System, which includes patent, trademark and industrial design data. Among other things, the database includes registered, renewed, pending, expired, cancelled, deleted, withdrawn and rejected trademarks, collective marks and service marks.;

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DAILY: Donald Trump obtains transfer of 'trumpcard.com' under UDRP

A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name ‘trumpcard.com’ to well-known businessman Donald Trump under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel asserted that the fame and reputation of a complainant are always persuasive when determining a respondent's bad faith.;

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DAILY: Nissan v OHIM: requests for renewals should be full and timely filed

The General Court's ruling in Nissan Jidosha KK v OHIM has highlighted the need to ensure that renewal requests are made in full before the renewal date expires - otherwise rights may not be recoverable. Rights holders should carefully consider whether to renew a CTM in full or partially, as only one opportunity to renew will be granted.;

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DAILY: ‘.sucks’ comes out swinging, threatening action against ICANN ahead of congressional hearing

Vox Populi Registry, the company behind ‘.sucks’, has written to ICANN to challenge the referral of concerns over its pricing policies to the US Federal Trade Commission and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs, raising the spectre of legal action against the organisation. The move comes just days before a US Congress judiciary committee hearing on the ‘.sucks’ string.;

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DAILY: First UDRP decision under '.paris' new gTLD

A leading French newspaper publisher has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of two domain names reproducing its well-known mark under the new gTLD ‘.paris’. The decision illustrates how the TLD may be relevant when assessing whether a domain name is confusingly similar to a complainant's trademark.;

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DAILY: High Court finds that Weetabix owns family of BIX marks

In Weetabix Limited v Manji Food Industries Ltd, the High Court has upheld Weetabix’s claims of trademark infringement and passing off against Manji, which sold cereals under the mark MULTIBIX, and issued an injunction in Weetabix’s favour. Arguably, the court erred in finding that the registrar’s ruling in the opposition proceedings was binding on the court.;

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DAILY: VOLVO v REVOLVO spins back to the UKIPO

The appointed person has found fatal flaws in the hearing officer's assessment in a case relating to the marks VOLVO and REVOLVO. Among other things, the appointed person felt it was 'inescapable' that rejection of the Section 5(4)(a) ground of opposition had been based purely on a determination of the Section 5(2)(b) ground. The case has been returned to the UKIPO for a fresh assessment.;

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DAILY: 10 years of brand protection on YouTube – and a glimpse into the future

The in-house counsel who heads up YouTube's trademark and anti-counterfeiting policies has told WTR that finding the correct balance between alleviating brand owner concerns and protecting the free speech of its users is a challenge, although she notes that the two concepts are not mutually exclusive.;

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DAILY: The high price of challenging a refusal to register a trademark in district court

In Shammas v Focarino, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a district court decision holding that an applicant who appeals to a district court a decision by the PTO not to register a mark must pay all the PTO’s expenses for the appeal, including attorney fees. When the district court issued its decision, this was the first case to hold that a dissatisfied applicant must pay the PTO’s attorney fees regardless of the appeal’s outcome.;

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DAILY: New customs legislation comes into force

The new Federal Law No 73-FZ, which was adopted on April 6 2015 and amended Federal Law No 311-FZ “On customs regulations in the Russian Federation”, entered into force on May 8 2015. The amendments concern the rules governing the entrance of protected IP rights into the customs register.;

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DAILY: Anti-Madrid collective vows to challenge brand owners’ trademark applications

The continuing tension between the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) and accredited agents in the region who oppose its recent accession to the Madrid Protocol shows no sign of abating.;

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DAILY: Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision in Provolone case causes controversy

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has rejected the opposition filed by a local company against the registration of PROVOLONE VALPADANA as a geographical indication. Provolone is a type of cheese originating from southern Italy. As a result of the decision, cheese producers are able to commercialise Provolone cheese in every country worldwide except Costa Rica, where they will have to change the name of their goods.;

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DAILY: Anti-counterfeiting – A Global Guide 2015 is now available, and free to view, online

The 2015 edition of Anti-counterfeiting – A Global Guide, which provides trademark and brand protection professionals with comprehensive guidance on anti-counterfeiting laws, procedures and strategies in key jurisdictions around the world, is now available to view online.;

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DAILY: Beijing Higher People's Court considers evidence of use in non-use cancellation actions

The Beijing Higher People's Court has reaffirmed its position that evidence of use filed when defending a non-use cancellation action should demonstrate that the goods bearing the mark at issue have been circulated substantially in the Chinese market. Among other things, the court found that, although an advertisement submitted by the trademark owner did show the mark, it did not demonstrate that it had been put into use for the registered goods.;

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DAILY: New brand owner survey confirms big East-West enforcement gap

Hogan Lovells unveils the results of its benchmarking survey of major international companies. The data gives special insight into Asian companies’ IP strategies, as they made up 52% of the respondent pool, while 32% were from the United States and a further 15% were European firms.;

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DAILY: New Industrial Property Law brings important changes

The new Industrial Property Law No 23/13, which amended the existing act, has come into force. Among other things, there will now be substantive examination of trademark applications, and the opposition procedure has been improved in that the term for issuing decisions has been reduced and, in cases where the applicant does not respond to a notice of opposition within a two-month period, the office will go ahead and make a decision.;

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DAILY: Administrative Tribunal considers protection of terms falling in public domain

The Administrative Tribunal has overturned a decision of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property in which the latter had found that there was no likelihood of confusion between the figurative mark DERMACLINIQUE and the word mark CLINIQUE. Among other things, the tribunal held that the protection of the mark CLINIQUE extended to the word element 'clinique' in the DERMACLINIQUE mark.;

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DAILY: Average consumer more readily refers to goods by name than by describing figurative element of mark

In Iglotex SA 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 figurative mark IGLOTEX and the earlier word mark IGLO, both covering Classes 29 and 30. Among other things, the court reiterated that, where a trademark is composed of word and figurative elements, the former are, in principle, more distinctive than the latter.;

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DAILY: INTA Annual Meeting news you may have missed

With the INTA Annual Meeting concluding with last night’s gala in the Gaslamp Quarter, and many trademark counsel preparing to leave San Diego after five days of meetings, learning and receptions, World Trademark Review would like to wish all delegates a safe journey home.;

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DAILY: The curious case of Ikuhiro Ueda, Japan's top filer

It would seem that where China has legions of trademark squatters, Japan may have one very determined individual sweeping up trademarks. In yesterday’s ‘Regional Update: China, Japan and Korea’ session, Nagomi Tsuchida of Hitachi presented a list of the leading trademark applicants over the past three years. And in that time, it seems, the country’s foremost brands – Kao, Sanrio, Shiseido – have been displaced at the top of the table quite decisively by one Ikuhiro Ueda.;

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DAILY: Raise a toast to the trademark industry leaders

Following a champagne reception and presentations at the San Diego Natural History Museum, we can now reveal (for those not following the action on Twitter) the winners for this year’s WTR Industry Awards.;

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DAILY: Adult domain sunrises break records despite trademark counsel “domain fatigue”

After a record-breaking double sunrise period for its ‘.adult’ and ‘.porn’ gTLD strings, ICM Registry has announced it is expanding its programme for trademark owners by allowing sunrise B applicants access to its domain matching programme. The move comes at a time when, according to ICM Registry’s legal counsel, trademark counsel are clearly suffering from “domain fatigue”.;

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Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Website: "Copyright Kids" Event: Copyright Awareness Week; objective: to encourage teachers from all subject areas to teach students basic concepts about copyright during Copyright Awareness Week;

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IP Australia

Shark Tank reality TV series (2015); IP Australia is following the series and doing a wrap up each week of the role IP played (or didn’t play) "Hard Sell" competition (2011/2012): challenges tertiary students around Australia to develop a TV advertisement that would creatively communicate the importance of IP to Australian businesses;

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United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

"USPTO Kids" website (activities, events, FAQ, games, puzzles, resources, videos): Sections for kids, teens and parents/teachers;

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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

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International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

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

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closer2patents

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

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Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness, Lionsgate UK

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

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

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

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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

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

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

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

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British Library Business & IP Centre

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

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

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

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UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)

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

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

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

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South African Federation against Copyright Theft (SAFACT)

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

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Industrial Property Office of the Slovak republic (INDPROP)

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

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Mobile Manufacturer’s Forum

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

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

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

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UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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

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Fight the Fakes

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

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