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  • Plain packaging for cigarettes – tobacco manufacturing and related intellectual property rights

    In 2011 Australia became the first country to enforce a law requiring tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in "plain packaging", with the aim of reducing the attraction of cigarettes to young people…

    Published 30.10.13 at 11:43
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  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China

    You should ensure that you have the necessary procedures in place to monitor any potential acts of infringement e.g. by monitoring trade fairs and policing the web for copycat products. When you…

    Published 30.10.13 at 10:34
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  • Intellectual Property Systems: China / Europe Comparison

    The scope of protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (in relation to the types of rights, duration of protection, territory and basic protection requirements) is in principal the…

    Published 07.10.13 at 15:13
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  • Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in China: Know Before You Go

    Trade fairs represent an opportunity for SMEs to showcase their products and act as a gateway to the Chinese market. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition in China can reap substantial…

    Published 26.07.13 at 13:01
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  • Managing IP as a Business Asset in China: Know Before You Go

    For most businesses, intangible assets represent more than 50% of the value of the enterprise. The most significant group of intangible assets are those protected by intellectual property such…

    Published 29.05.13 at 15:03
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  • Legal Ramifications of Twitter

    Recently there has been a growing awareness of the legal consequences of using Twitter, largely focused on tweets from individuals acting in a private capacity. However, these arguments are equally…

    Published 24.05.13 at 10:24
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  • Using Other People’s Trade Marks in Your Film or Performance

    Introduction Whether you are an independent film-maker, a big-budget studio or a theatre production, careful consideration must be given to any content which may infringe the intellectual property…

    Published 13.05.13 at 17:30
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  • Bad Faith Trade Mark Registrations in China

    Prior trade mark registrations, also called 'bad-faith registrations', are a significant problem that many European companies encounter in China. This process commonly involves a Chinese company…

    Published 29.04.13 at 11:15
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  • ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk

    The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property (IP) rights in or relating to China, Latin…

    Published 16.04.13 at 09:39
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  • Creators beware: the dangers of perpetual licences

    The commercial exploitation of IP rights via IP assignment and IP licence agreements has been covered in previous Own-it Factsheets (see http://www.own-it.org/knowledge/how-can-i-profit-from-my…

    Published 15.04.13 at 14:57
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