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This article looks at the multitude of cyber threats faced by brands in today’s online environment, making it a challenging problem to develop an online brand protection strategy.

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BEIJING: Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has unveiled several significant enhancements to its Intellectual Property Protection (IPP) Platform as it seeks to reassure brands that its online marketplaces are safe from counterfeiters.

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HONG KONG/THE HAGUE: China and Hong Kong are by a wide margin the largest shipment centres for counterfeit goods sold around the world, according to a new report from the European Union.

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BEIJING: The fight against counterfeiting of luxury brands is failing to recognise some of the main motivations for purchase, research suggests.

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This article provides marketers with key rules on sharing GIFs, memes and celebrity images on social media in order to avoid legal issues.

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This event report examines how Stride, a gum brand owned by Mondelez International, used a record-breaking skydiving attempt to drive its new model of content monetization.

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This event report discusses the strategies of China's BlueFocus, the lead agency for Tencent, a vast media conglomerate, whose various properties account for around 55% of the nation's mobile usage.

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This article addresses the American movement against "patent trolls", firms that purchase broad patents created solely for the purpose of suing, or threatening to sue, companies that use certain technologies, devices, or business methods.

Research Paper

The successful registration of a color as a trademark requires the courts to assess whether the color has developed secondary meaning with respect to a specific brand.

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The article reports research showing that fashion fakes are increasingly acceptable, arousing little guilt.

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This article describes how China has developed intellectual property (IP) laws and has recently tightened them.

Research Paper

This paper proposes the 'Systematic Innovation Methodology' as an option to conventional consumer research and understanding methods.

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Lee Curtis, a trademark attorney at the Leeds office of Pinsent Masons, discusses the dangers that Google, Xerox and Jacuzzi run if they fail to protect their trade marks - and the ways to prevent familiar brand names going the same way as escalator, linoleum, and, even, sandwich.

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Discusses the problems of protecting global brands, trademarks etc., under different countries' legal systems.

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Securing a trademark is of central importance to brand owners, as it allows them to maintain the integrity of their product.

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The author asserts that in the next decade marketers will have opportunities to create long term competitive brand advantage by applying the laws of protection to their brands.

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Argues that brand values must be defended against theft as trademarks are, by developing a clear, legally defensible concept of a brand.

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This article summarizes the old and new remedies available under U.S. law to trademark owners against 'cyberpirates' (who register, but do not use, trade marks as domain names) or others who seek to exploit the owners protected trademarks as their own domain names.

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Describes the trademark dispute between Pennsylvania State University and University Orthopedics, Ltd, both offering orthopaedic and sports medicine services from the same site.

Research Paper

This paper seeks to show, by means of a recent case study, a relatively new field where traditional research methods were applied.

Research Paper

The quest for brand equity motivates marketers to build a favorable brand image to differentiate their offerings from those of competitors.

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The `R' symbol in a circle can now legally denote a trademark registered anywhere in the EC. The recent Pall case (Pall Corp v Dahlhausen, case 238/89) in the European Court of Justice has changed the picture and seems to alter UK law on trademarks.

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Another column about the proposed EC Directive restricting advertising of tobacco products - covering a point which could affect any advertising.