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First-to-use versus first-to-file trademark regimes

Posted by Tulip Mahaseth on Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

Red Points examines and compares first-to-use and first-to-file trademark systems and the trademark strategies to be followed under both systems.  

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Where are the IP offices around the world?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

The following list includes a number of intellectual property offices around the world. Each item has information on the intellectual property office address, email, and phone number. For an exhaustive list of patent and trademark offices, check out the World Intellectual Property Organization’s directory

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4 reasons why selling counterfeit goods online is getting easier

Posted by Elise Trecul on Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

From 3D printers revolutionizing industry, to checkout systems on social media, as well as delivery logistics becoming more trustworthy, technology has given sales a huge helping hand for authentic brands and counterfeiters alike.

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Terrorism: Salient Links to Counterfeiting and Piracy

Posted by Dr Bob East on Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

For terrorism - in whatever form, or in whatever location - to be successful it needs cash. Cash to buy arms, to finance the operatives who engage in their criminal activities, and in some instances, to bribe officials. The following analyses examine some of the links between counterfeiting, piracy and terrorism and the criminal acquisition of money of these groups.

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What are the economic effects of counterfeit goods?

Posted by Ryan Williams on Friday, Jul 27, 2018

This article looks at the wider economic impacts caused by high levels of counterfeiting, and how these impacts negatively affect all levels of society.

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Tourists: why you should avoid buying from street hawkers

Posted by Red Points on Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

Street hawkers sell designer goods at a fraction of their genuine cost, but at what price? Here’s why you should avoid buying fakes on holiday this summer.

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The counterfeit chain of responsibility: who’s to blame?

Posted by Red Points on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

We examine the chain of responsibility in the market process of counterfeits, to understand where the responsibility lies in ending the practice.

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Counterfeits: the where, why and how

Posted by Laura Urquizu on Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Red Points examines the geographical origins of counterfeiting, the factors that contribute to its rise and its future as a changing industry.

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Five surprising facts about the global counterfeit market

Posted by Marc Gassó on Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Counterfeiting is growing global problem, eroding the intellectual property rights of creatives, rights owners and companies. We have some fascinating facts that will make most people think twice about the scale and dangers posed by counterfeiting. 

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