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Covering all the bases: customs in China


For many brands, China is a scary prospect because of the sheer volume of counterfeit product that has to be dealt with. WIPR talks to Chinese attorneys about customs and border measures in the country.

Chilling effect: how ICE tackles the criminals


US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has taken strides in recent years to tackle counterfeiting and piracy, but its achievements have not come without controversy.

Ambush marketing: the lie of the land in Brazil

Brazil01-06-2012Philippe Bhering

With a football World Cup and the Olympic Games coming up in the next four years, Brazil will have to be able to deal with ambush marketing, but robust systems are not yet in place, says Philippe Bhering.

The first instance verdict on Crayon Shin-chan

China01-06-2012Xiang Gao

The Shanghai Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court gave its first instance verdict on the copyright lawsuit of Crayon Shin-chan on March 23, 2012.

Options for the seizure of infringing goods

Cyprus01-06-2012Ermioni Pavlidou

Once the Cyprus Department of Customs and Excise Duties (CCED) becomes aware of any suspicious goods that could result in infringement of an IP right, it will suspend the release of the goods and detain them for three working days.

Originality and the protection of databases: a CJEU definition

France01-06-2012Aurélia Marie

The legal protection of databases is defined by European Directive 96/9 of March 11, 1996.

Technology transfer and assignment of IP rights: registration of the facts

Hungary01-06-2012Michael Lantos

The methods for registering different IP rights at the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office are, in the main, uniform, but owing to a few special properties of the trademark system, there are a few differences.

Amendments to the Malaysian Copyright Act

Malaysia01-06-2012Chew Kherk Ying and Sonia Ong

The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 came into force on March 1, 2012, and introduced several key changes to the existing Malaysian Copyright Act 1987. Some of the salient amendments are discussed.

Finding equilibrium: IP vs the Internet

Belgium, Ireland01-06-2012Peter Bolger and Richard Woulfe

Internet service providers continue to be the focus of attempts to curtail online infringement. Richard Woulfe and Peter Bolger report on the latest balance shift.

Like a rolling stone: should ACTA be stopped?


The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been the subject of protests and demonstrations in cities across the world. TB&I asks what all the fuss is about.

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