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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: Revised rules of procedure for IP cases

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office has issued the IPOPHL Memorandum Circular 16-007 introducing further amendments to the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings, which apply to trademark opposition and cancellation cases, cancellation of patents, utility models and industrial designs and petition for compulsory licensing of patents.;

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DAILY: High Court upholds findings in TripAdvisor v Handsam

The High Court has dismissed TripAdvisor’s appeal against a hearing officer’s decision to reject its opposition to the registration of the logo mark HANDSAM SCHOOLTRIPSADVISOR as applied to certain goods and services such as printed manuals and business advice.;

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DAILY: Indian trademark held hostage by disgruntled ex-employee amid allegations of potential registry complicity

Police in Mumbai have arrested a builder who allegedly ‘stole’ a trademark belonging to a business he used to work for in the course of a dispute over severance compensation, it was reported this week. In the wake of the alleged incident, questions have been raised about potential fraud at the city’s trademark registry.;

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DAILY: CLEARVU is again the subject matter of litigation proceedings

The trademark CLEARVU has again been the subject matter of litigation proceedings. After going head to head in South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal over CLEARVU as a Google Adword, M-Systems Group Ltd recently opposed Cochrane Steel Product Ltd’s application to register the trademark, arguing that CLEARVU was not capable of distinguishing.;

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DAILY: No discretion for entirely new evidence on appeal

In EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) v Xavier Grau Ferrer, the European Court of Justice held that the EUIPO had failed to undertake an examination of additional and supplementary evidence and therefore infringed Article 76(2) of Regulation 207/2009.;

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DAILY: Major new research project to identify the leading corporate trademark professionals launches

World Trademark Review is inviting nominations for an extensive new research project designed to identify and profile the world’s leading in-house trademark professionals. Act now to ensure that the industry’s leading lights are recognised for the invaluable work they undertake.;

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DAILY: Federal Court of Australia finds in favour of OZEMITE

The Federal Court of Australia has overturned a decision by the Trademarks Office to remove the trademark OZEMITE for non-use. Interestingly, sufficient use was established without the product being on the market.;

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DAILY: Misleading online promotion constitutes unfair competition

In a recent decision the Changsha Intermediate People’s Court applied Article 2 of the Anti-unfair Competition Law and held that an online vendor selling genuine Avène products while claiming that its platform was the official Avène website had committed an act of unfair competition.;

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DAILY: Darknet study suggests no evidence of link between counterfeiting and the illegal drugs trade

New research on narcotics trafficking via online ‘darknet’ markets has failed to find any significant connection between the sale of counterfeits and the sale of illicit drugs. While on the face of it this challenges the common argument that the industry in knock-offs supports other criminal ventures, there is more to the picture than immediately meets the eye.;

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DAILY: Ambush marketing application not ‘irresistible’

The Federal Court's decision in the case of Julia Wine Inc v Les Marques Metro is a practical example of trademark law serving its function to prevent confusion of the public and unwarranted entrenchment on the rights of established trademark users, particularly when an element of bad faith is involved.;

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DAILY: Brand owners need to be "credible” partners or efforts to target illicit funds could stall

At this week’s International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference in London, discussion focused on how to take down the ability of counterfeiters to profit from the sale of illicit goods. One tactic is collaboration with the payment processing industry, in a bid to choke off access to funds. However, brand owners were warned that they need to be credible partners and not seek to game the system for competitive edge.;

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DAILY: Wide-ranging trademark dispute in Vietnam escalates to court

A civil lawsuit against the National Office of Intellectual Property in the Hau Giang Province People’s Court provided an interesting challenge to the government’s approach to deciding trademark similarity.;

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DAILY: Glaxo’s colour mark invalidated after high bar set by the courts

In Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited (t/a Allen & Hanburys), Glaxo Group Limited v Sandoz Limited, the High Court held that under the EU Trademark Regulation, Glaxo’s purple-combination colour trademark was invalid. The decision illustrates the difficulties of making applications for colour marks which are used in a variable way.;

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DAILY: Cameroon criminalises IP infringement

Cameroon has made it clear that it takes the infringement of IP rights very seriously and has brought into force a new law that amends its Penal Code, bringing IP infringement firmly into the realm of criminal law.;

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DAILY: Restoration of an expunged mark: when paying renewal fee is not enough

One of the more challenging aspects of trademark practice is seeking to restore the validity of an expunged registration. In a recent decision, Yachad Moadan Tzarchanim Le'rofim Ltd, Adjudicator Jacqueline Bracha ruled on (and rejected) such a request, during the course of which she made a number of notable practice points.;

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DAILY: AOC challenges Telstra

In Australian Olympic Committee Inc v Telstra Corporation Limited, the Australian Olympic Committee failed in an action against Telstra in respect of certain television advertisements and internet postings relating to broadcasts of the coverage of the Rio Olympics by Channel Seven and the sponsorship by Telstra of those broadcasts and internet rebroadcasts.;

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DAILY: Is the trademark litigation bounce-back on? A statistical look at 2016 cases and the firms involved

Earlier this year we reported on data which highlighted a fall in trademark litigation filings in the US. If this trend continued, we noted, it would ring alarm bells in law firms that rely on contentious work for their revenue streams. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to see if the trend has continued downward in the intervening months.;

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DAILY: Evolution of the fakers: how counterfeiters are fighting back against marketplace takedowns

An investigation by World Trademark Review has uncovered new tactics being implemented by counterfeit sellers in response to more stringent anti-counterfeiting policies on online marketplaces. It is another reminder of the daunting task faced by both brand owners and online marketplaces in the battle to stop fakes – and the ever-evolving methods being used by those who sell counterfeit goods.;

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DAILY: New research suggests significant disconnect between budget needs and realities of trademark departments

Recent surveys of in-house counsel suggest that more than a third of IP departments have gone over budget this year. Despite the clear challenges for those in the trenches, corporate funding for many trademark teams is not expected to increase any time soon.;

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DAILY: Empire State Building wins trademark case

Upon returning to the United States after its dominating performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the gold medal-winning US women’s gymnastics team was found at the Empire State Building. Celebrity visits of this type are common for the Empire State Building, a point that was factored into the recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in ESRT Empire State Building LLC v Michael Liang.;

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DAILY: Indonesian cigarette trademark infringement dispute burns out

The Indonesian Supreme Court has finally brought an end to a lengthy dispute over one of the most well-known Indonesian cigarette brands. GUDANG GARAM is a famous clove cigarette brand belonging to Gudang Garam Tbk, a large public listed company.;

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DAILY: Ecuador issues regulation to control counterfeit, adulterated and altered products

In Ecuador, the National Agency for Health Inspection, Regulation and Monitoring has recently issued a regulation relating to the control of counterfeit, adulterated and altered products.;

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DAILY: Dubai DED launches IP Gateway

The Dubai Department of Economic Development has recently implemented an online system for registering IP complaints. This new online system allows brand owners and lawyers to pursue their complaints electronically.;

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DAILY: IP Australia introduces new fee structure for Australian trademarks

Registering a trademark in Australia will soon become cheaper following the announcement of a revised fee structure by IP Australia. This is the result of a recent review carried out in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines.;

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DAILY: Rights holders shouldn’t hold their breath over significant progress on Asia-Pacific trademark protection

Improvement of the regional trademark protection landscape was a key discussion point during the 13th China-ASEAN Expo, which draws to a close today in the Chinese city of Nanning. But in spite of the promising overtures from registration and enforcement agencies, heightened geopolitical tensions could hinder any attempts at progress.;

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DAILY: Supreme Court of the Philippines affirms Madrid Protocol

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has affirmed accession to the Madrid Protocol, following a petition filed by the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines against the president’s ratification of the treaty.;

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DAILY: McWin for McDonald’s over MacCoffee

In Future Enterprises Pte Ltd v EU Intellectual Property Office, the EU General Court held that McDonald’s reputation makes it possible to have exclusive rights to the use and registration of trademarks that contain the prefix ‘Mac’ or ‘Mc’ for food and beverages.;

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DAILY: ‘Streamlining the IP workflow’; trademark attorney reveals cost-saving uses for the Raspberry Pi

The low-cost Raspberry Pi computer celebrated the sale of its 10 millionth unit last week, and has been hailed in the technology sector as a transformative device for education and developing nations. For those in the IP space, one attorney tells World Trademark Review that the device could be used to reduce costs and streamline the more common tasks of IP law firms.;

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DAILY: Bombay High Court recognises WORLD TRADE CENTER marks as well-known

In World Trade Centers Association Inc v House of Infrabuild Private Limited, a single judge of the Bombay High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining Infrabuild Private Limited from using the marks WORLD TRADE CENTER/CENTRE NASHIK and WTC. Infrabuild failed to appear before the court in spite of being served with a notice.;

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DAILY: Pokémon GO illustrates the power of AR: what it means for trademark counsel

While still in its nascent stages, the success of Pokémon GO has provided a glimpse into the potential of augmented reality (AR) – and if the technology goes truly mainstream, there will be a direct impact on the work of trademark counsel. A new study from Perkins Coie and virtual reality proponent Upload takes a look at industry expectations for AR and virtual reality.;

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DAILY: New ADR procedure for .fr domain names

The World Intellectual Property Organization and the Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération, the registry for the .fr country code top-level domain (ccTLD), recently announced the launch of a new alternative dispute resolution procedure to resolve domain name disputes under the .fr ccTLD.;

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DAILY: LUBAVITCH and CHABAD held to be descriptive

The Israel Patent Office has refused registration of the word marks LUBAVITCH and CHABAD, holding that they are names of a religious movement which cannot be monopolised.;

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DAILY: Two new free-to-view IP guides now available

World Trademark Review is pleased to announce the publication of the latest editions of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide and India: Managing the IP Lifecycle.;

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DAILY: Pierre Cardin is the latest international trademark owner to fall foul of Indonesia’s courts

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint filed by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin against a local businessman selling products under the name of the globally recognised brand without its authorisation. The decision further underlines the concerning situation that currently faces rights holders looking to enforce trademarks in the Southeast Asian nation.;

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DAILY: Madras High Court reinforces existing principles with regard to disparagement claims

The Madras High Court has held that an ad in which the advertiser claimed that its motorcycle was 50% more efficient than a rival’s constituted disparaging advertising and was therefore prohibited.;

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DAILY: Laws on trademarks, designs and semiconductor topographies amended

Recent legislative revisions aim to bring Montenegro’s IP regime fully into line with EU law and relevant international treaties. Among other things, amendments to the Trademark Law bring greater clarity to certain requirements and procedures.;

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DAILY: Court of Appeal confirms availability of blocking injunctions against intermediaries

In its landmark decision in Cartier International v BSkyB, the Court of Appeal confirmed that blocking injunctions are available against intermediaries in online trademark cases.;

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DAILY: “Help us help you”: international trade groups lay out anti-counterfeiting demands to Alibaba

A coalition of international brand and trade groups has sent a letter to senior figures at Alibaba Group highlighting continued concerns around the implementation of effective anti-counterfeiting measures on its platforms. While the letter includes scathing criticisms of some of the currently available tools – decrying the processing of non-good faith notices as “woeful” – it offers a number of practical recommendations on how the online giant could improve.;

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DAILY: “Local efforts” crucial to spurring trademark-backed financing worldwide, says IPOS director

In the latest issue of World Trademark Review, we took a deep-dive look at Singapore’s IP Financing Scheme and its implications for trademark owners. We interviewed Sharmaine Wu, director, IP management and markets, at IPOS, for the article. Some of her comments are included in the feature, but here is an extended transcript of the interview for blog readers.;

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DAILY: Hyperlinking decision “strikes a fair balance” but will create burden for some online businesses

The European Court of Justice has ruled that posting a hyperlink to works protected by copyright and published without the author’s consent does not automatically constitute a ‘communication to the public’, as long as the person posting the link does not seek financial gain and acts without knowledge that those works have been published illegally.;

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DAILY: URS requires clear cybersquatting

A recent decision underlines that although the Uniform Rapid Suspension System may be a quick and cost-effective mechanism for trademark holders to tackle infringing domain names, it is intended only for clear cybersquatting cases.;

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EVENT: Brand Protection Greater China

December 7 2016 – Shanghai, China Join us in Shanghai to share best practices with peers and discuss the latest strategies to combat infringement and protect brand reputation and revenues. Tailored for an audience of 150+ senior brand professionals, this event will be unique as the only forum specifically drilling down into best practice that is reflective of local nuances and trends. ;

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DAILY: Landmark criminal action initiated against counterfeiters

Following an anonymous complaint to the district attorney's office in Quito alerting them to the sale of counterfeit pharmaceutical products, the National Police of Ecuador conducted several raids on various locations resulting in a number of arrests being made.;

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DAILY: New trademark law enters into force in Belarus

A new trademark law adopted by Belarus has now entered into force. It brings about changes necessitated by economic and legal developments in Belarus and aims to specify clearly the scope of trademark rights and outline local trademark procedures.;

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DAILY: Geographical indications: ready or not here they come

The New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has carried out a consultation on the draft Geographic Indications (Wines and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2016.;

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DAILY: As world awaits WTO plain packaging decision, legislation spreads across the globe

The long-awaited decision of a World Trade Organisation panel on Australia’s decision to enforce standardised packaging on tobacco products has been ‘imminent’ for years. While the wait continues, governments across multiple continents – including Africa, Asia and Europe – are introducing plain packaging legislation at an increasingly swift rate. Despite this, the anti-plain packaging lobby has not given up yet;

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DAILY: FRUIT mark upheld by EU General Court

The EU General Court has annulled a decision of the EU Intellectual Property Office Board of Appeal revoking a trademark registration covering the word mark FRUIT for lack of genuine use.;

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DAILY: Stop infringers spending: call for ‘dishonest persons’ sanctions to be properly implemented

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has published its latest position paper, calling for an end to the unequal treatment of foreign investment in China and laying out a series of recommendations for improving the IP landscape.;

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DAILY: Plaintiff’s right to file infringement suit at the place of its registered office not curtailed

A single judge of the Bombay High Court has clarified that the Supreme Court decision in Indian Performing Rights Society Limited v Sanjay Dalia does not curtail the plaintiff’s special right to file an infringement suit in the jurisdiction of its registered office or principal office.;

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DAILY: Time for a change – Swatch opposes Apple’s IWATCH mark

Swatch AG’s opposition to an application for Apple’s IWATCH in the United Kingdom suggests that the consumer electronics company will not be able to use the ‘i’ mark in respect of its smart watch product.;

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CopyrightUser.org

CopyrightUser.org is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public; goal: to provide answers to the most pressing concerns creators have about copyright, helping them understand their rights;

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Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

"Wake up - don’t fake up!" campaign (2015): highlights the dangers of buying and using counterfeit goods such as make-up, perfume, electrical hair stylers and sun-cream;

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Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe)

"Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens" curriculum (2015); includes lesson plans, videos, activities, and handouts designed to inspire creativity and help students make conscious choices about sharing their own creative work while understanding the value of respecting the rights of other creators;

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Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

IP Video Contest: challenges young adults to make a short video explaining the importance of the patent system;

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NAMAN India (National Association for Mega Awareness and Nomocracy in India)

Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness initiative: aims to raise awareness about IP and IP rights with focus on patents, and change the perception that it is difficult and inconsequential for individuals to obtain patents;

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WhoIsHostingThis.com

Guides for students: Ultimate Guide to Copyright for Students; The Ultimate DMCA Guide for Students; A Plagiarism Guide for Students.;

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State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova (ME), Directorate General for Education, Youth and Sports (DGEYS)

National Pupil Awareness Campaign on Counterfeiting and Piracy (2014); objective: to inform pupils about counterfeiting and piracy, explaining the risks involved;

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Into Film, Industry Trust for IP Awareness

"Creating Movie Magic" program (2014); objective: to explain the importance of copyright to young people, encourage a respect for the film-making process, and debate about the value of intellectual property;

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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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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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Finančná správa, World Health Organization (WHO), Slovak Chamber of Pharmacists, Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

"Falosne lieky" information campaign to highlight the problem of fake medicines; objective: to raise public awareness about the dangers of counterfeit medicines as well as the risks of buying them through the Internet;

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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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3D Chile Comunicaciones

"#ImaginaciónSinMiedos" (Imagination without fear) campaign to promote respect for creativity;

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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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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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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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