In addition to the IP Law, a number of other laws and regulations govern the protection and enforcement of trademark rights in Egypt.
Officers at Mexico’s 49 customs offices inspect the contents of containers with Mexico as their final destination in order to detect counterfeit merchandise. Because the authorities cannot commence proceedings against counterfeit goods, rights holders must file corresponding legal actions.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) continues to be at the forefront of activities geared towards providing adequate, reliable and effective protection and enforcement of IP rights.
The availability of preventive measures at Customs is vital in the fight against counterfeiting. In light of this, the Customs Code and the relevant customs regulations have been amended in line with TRIPs.
The primary piece of national legislation relating to trademarks in the United Kingdom is the Trademarks Act 1994. This act contains provisions covering trademark infringement as well as criminal offences relating to anti-counterfeiting.
No laws or regulations deal specifically with counterfeiting in Ukraine. Thus, this type of infringement is dealt with under the Trademark Law.
Counterfeiting is a priority policy issue for the International Trademark Association (INTA). Counterfeit goods are reaching consumers in all corners of the world and have permeated the online marketplace.
The growth of the Brazilian market and economy is paralleled by the increase in counterfeiting activities.
US law offers a full arsenal of weapons that trademark owners can employ to combat counterfeiting at every step.
Counterfeiters often act through third parties that might not be aware that their services are used for illegal activities. Such third-party engagement renders the liability of intermediaries a cutting-edge matter in IP law worldwide.
Online operators such as eBay, Facebook, Instagram and Amazon find themselves under the microscope. They have become hugely successful organisations, but their platforms are often misused by those infringing rights or promoting bad locations.
With a population of more than 20 million divided among seven jurisdictions, the Western Balkans has the potential to be a fertile ground for the production and distribution of counterfeit goods.
Brand owners often contend that counterfeiting and trademark infringement are a high-profit and low-risk business, and that trademark protection falls short in China. However, positive changes have been taking place.
In case of slavish imitations which are not within the scope of IP rights, the Act Against Unfair Competition provides for complementary protection of performances if additional unfair competition aspects are given, although the requirements are less strict for identical replications.
Contrary to common belief, the Italian legislative instruments against IP infringement are quite effective.