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A revolution postponed[premium]

If recent reports coming out of China are accurate, the country could now be leading the world in IP financing. The reality, though, may be a little more nuanced Full text

ACFT examines the pillars of trademark law

A recent decision of the Administrative Committee for Trademarks on an opposition filed by a Greek tobacco company covered some controversial issues. The tobacco company filed the opposition, based on its well-known Greek trademarks for tobacco products, against a Greek trademark application for coffee products which included the same dominant distinctive element. Full text

Counterfeiting: bad medicine

A recent Business Day report dealt with the issue of counterfeit medicines, noting how police in Southern Africa, led by Interpol, seized around 100 tons of counterfeit medicines and arrested 180 people in one week. All counterfeiting is bad news, but when it comes to medicines it is a particular worry. Full text

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International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce.


INTA was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers which saw a need for an organisation “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights”.


Today, 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in its global trademark research, policy development, and education and training.

http://www.inta.org/

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