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Issue 51

October/November 2014

Domain name management

Issue #51

Issue 50

August/September 2014

Anti-counterfeiting

Issue #50
  • Anti-counterfeiting

    Vietnam has developed substantive laws to fight the counterfeiting threat read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    While the border measures in Saudi Arabia have proven to be more effective than those in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE market agencies tend to produce more consistent results than their Saudi counterparts read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    Italy has two legislative tools which can serve as a useful alternative to civil protection in certain cases: criminal prosecution and border measures read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    While effective steps and remedies are available to rights holders in the United States, anti-counterfeiting success requires vigilance and aggressive action read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    The Canadian government is stepping up efforts to halt infringing goods at the border read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    Dealing with counterfeiting in China is an uphill battle, but a strategic and well-thought-out action plan can help to alleviate stress and misunderstanding read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    Rights holders in Poland can protect their intellectual property through both civil and criminal proceedings read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    Mexican authorities should review not only the law, but also their interpretation of it in order to implement more efficient anti-counterfeiting policies read more

  • Anti-counterfeiting

    India has a robust legal framework for combating counterfeiting and piracy. However, much still needs to be done to simplify enforcement procedures read more

Issue 49

June/July 2014

Well-known and famous marks

Issue #49

Issue 48

April/May 2014

Advertising (unfair and comparative)

Issue #48
  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    When the battle heats up According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, excessive heat can harm the body. A case involving the brand 王老吉 seems to prove this theory well read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    When commercial speech becomes unlawful Considering the differences in the various phases of assessing comparative advertising can provide advertisers with a useful tool to ensure such communications are lawful read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Adapting to current advertising realities As online retail grows, so too does the role of online advertising. As businesses become increasingly reliant on this form of advertising it is important to note the specific rules that apply read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Avoiding advertising abuse There are many obstacles to enforcement of the comparative advertisement regulations, but the government has made efforts to prevent consumers from being misled read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    The benefits of a civil approach in IP-related unfair competition lawsuits Vietnam has demonstrated remarkable determination in establishing and enforcing a legal framework to protect IP rights and prevent unfair competition individually read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Don’t believe everything you read Recent reports that a broader tolerance for comparative advertising would be allowed in Turkey were slightly misleading. However, Turkey is ultimately expected to follow the EU regime read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Navigating Qatari law Qatari law contains numerous provisions which might concurrently or conjunctively give rise to a cause of action for unfair and comparative advertisements read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    A special place for comparison Comparative advertising is permissible in Poland, but strict rules must be followed read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Reviewing regulator action As well as civil remedies, complainants in Canada can also turn to a regulator and request that it investigate and pursue available remedies read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Treading a fine line Comparative advertising is permitted if it can be shown that it is not an unfair trade practice by statute and under common law read more

  • Advertising (unfair and comparative)

    Deceptive claims may lighten advertisers’ wallets The US government has broad powers to investigate and penalise false advertising – and those penalties can be severe read more