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Giants Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The development of e-commerce forces trademark giants to seek for options to prevent trademark abuses and counterfeit goods. The Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed in Brussels on May 04, 2011 and will enable the signatories to better enforce their rights for sales of goods over the internet, involves e-commerce giants such as e-bay, Amazon

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Intellectual Rights Common Database About to Set

Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which regulates copyright regime, issued a regulation governing the database related to intellectual rights. The main objective of the database, formed in accordance with additional article 9 of Intellectual and Artistic Works Law numbered 5846, is to collect and share common data with respect to the work, performance, phonogram, production,

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New Domain Name Regulation

Although it will become effective when TRABIS (.tr Network Connection System) is set, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication takes advance step to regulate new domain name system. When the regulation becomes effective, the domain names will be registrable for at least 1 year or 5 years utmost. The new system will make it possible

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WIPO to Provide Dispute Resolution Services for TV Show Format Industry

WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) and the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA) are to join forces later this month in providing alternative dispute resolution services to address problems of format plagiarism or the unauthorized copying of television (TV) formats, such as those used for game, reality or talent shows and sitcoms. Programs using these formats are

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Apple Faces Trademark Infringement Action in Turkey

The world’s most famous computer and peripherial devices’ company, Apple faces with a trademark infringement case in Turkey. Apple uses a program called SAFARI as its web browser in its products Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone. Gozen Optik, a local Turkish company which registered the trademark SAFARI for goods covering computer programs in 2007,sent warning letters

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Turkish Inventors Return with Three Awards

The world’s one of the most prestigious and specialized fairs, iENA (Ideas – Inventions – Innovations) was held from 05th to the 8th November in Nurnberg, Germany. From more than 800 presented inventions from 34 countries and specialized visitors from 44 countries, the Turkish inventors were awarded with 1 silver and two bronz medals in

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Practical measures to fight counterfeiting

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining a series of practical, non-legislative measures to combat counterfeiting and piracy and to improve the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the European internal market. The Commission proposes more focused enforcement through greater collaboration between the private sector, national authorities and consumers. Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy

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European Patent Office Seeks Best Inventors

The European Inventor Award 2010 has been opened to the public. Anyone, including individuals, universities, and corporations, may enter the competition or nominate others as inventor of the year. Commercial impact and contributions to social and ecological progress will be the main focus in selecting the inventor of year. The competition has four categories: Industry,

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Not Trademark Infringement says Advocate General

In an action in France involving Google and Louis Vitton, The Court de Cassatson has asked the Court of Justice whether Google committed a trademark infringement by making available keywords and whether Google may be held liable for the content featured in AdWords, the stsytem that enables ads to be displayed in response to keywords.

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Member States Simplify International Design Registration System

WIPO Member states moved on September 24, 2009 to simplify the international design registration system by suspending the earliest of the three Acts that govern the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. This decision will streamline the administration of the Treaty which offers the possibility to protect designs in several countries by

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