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Trademark – Keyword Battle Yet Again

INTERFLORA, the US-based and the world’s largest flower delivery organization sued MARKS AND SPENCER for sponsoring the word ‘Interflora’ as a search engine keyword. The issue has been reviewed by the European Court of Justice at different levels and aspects in another case known as like Google France. What makes this case is different is

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“Google Suggest” Found Liable for searches

Google Suggest is software developed by the leading search engine that shows the search result as soon as the letters of searched word is entered into the search line and changes right after the following letter. In a recent case in Italy an internet user sued Google for the service. The user claimed that the

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Big raid at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Having received a notice from an unknown sender, the police raided more than a hundred stores in the historical and most visited shopping center Grand Bazaar of Istanbul to chase counterfeit goods. The operation actually started after the failure of the earlier police raid at the stores in the Grand Bazaar. After the failure, the

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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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