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Head-on collision: Toyota's anti-counterfeiting strategy

Turkey01-06-2012Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci

Turkey is the second-largest counterfeit market in the world, worth $3 billion per year. Isik Ozdogan and Ezgi Baklaci describe how car company Toyota has protected itself against this threat.

Free to roar at last: sound marks make their debut in Canada

Canada01-06-2012Chantal Bertoša

It took a 20-year battle for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc (MGM) to get a ruling confirming that sound marks are registrable in Canada.

Cayman Islands IP law revision

Cayman Islands01-06-2012Hector Robinson

As part of a suite of legislation aimed generally at facilitating the diversification of the local economy from its current reliance on financial services and tourism, the Cayman Islands has enacted the Patents and Trade Marks Law, 2011.

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.

Registration and renewal process for trade names

Dominican Republic01-06-2012Sharin Pablo de Roca and Deborah Guzmán

Trade names have acquired a new significance in the Dominican Republic, as the government has been implementing a series of legal reforms.

Registrability of a mark in Hong Kong

Hong Kong01-06-2012Kenny Leung

The provisions under Section 11(1)(b) and (c) of the Trade Marks Ordinance are the two common grounds for absolute refusal of registration of a trademark in Hong Kong.

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.

Mexican declarations of well-known and famous marks

Mexico01-06-2012Victor Adames

The Mexican Industrial Property Law (MIPL) distinguishes between well-known and famous trademarks, giving the latter wider protection than is given to well-known marks.

Severe sanctions in trademark cases: corrective measures

Peru01-06-2012Fayssy Delion

The control exercised by the administration in relation to the improper use of registered trademarks is very important, as it is a key component in the regulation and inspection of the proper operation of the market.

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