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Fake fashion: flattery or theft?

Canada, UK, US27-06-2014

Partnerships between fashion retailers and high-end designers, both online and on the high street, could help eliminate some of the incentive for consumers to buy counterfeit goods, although some in the industry remain sceptical. TBO investigates.

ICANN meeting: turning fifty


A record number of attendees headed to ICANN 50 in London, the first time the organisation’s public meeting has been hosted in the UK capital. TBO reports on the highlights, which include Google’s story about gTLDs.

Cybersquatting: how to win a URS dispute

US27-06-2014David Weslow

The URS allows trademark owners to quickly tackle clear-cut cases of cybersquatting, but its high burden of proof is just one hurdle to overcome. David Weslow explains what we can learn from some of the early cases.

Marketing gTLDs: start spreading the news

US27-06-2014Andy Churley

As only a tiny proportion of the general public is likely to know what new gTLDs are, marketing them successfully is very important. But who should be doing this, and what can they do? Andy Churley investigates.

Rogue traders

Brazil03-06-2014Stuart Fuller

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil is set to attract more than one million football fans this summer, but they must be wary of being duped by websites selling fake tickets, as Stuart Fuller explains.

KarmaKrowd: trading cards and prosthetic legs


Unlike many other crowdfunding platforms, KarmaKrowd offers project managers IP advice and assistance to ensure that their ideas are protected. TBO spoke to Cindy Summerfield about why she founded the service and how it can help.

Highlights from INTA in Hong Kong


Pinterest, CBS and Visa International were just some of the companies providing advice on brand promotion and protection at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in Hong Kong. TBO reports on the event, which ran from May 10 to 14.

Closer control: social media and drugs

US23-05-2014Brett Heavner and Brian Westley

A block on fake profile pages is one of many new proposals for regulating drug companies’ advertising on social media. Brett Heavner and Brian Westley report on the wide-ranging draft rules.

How to use keywords in Russia

Russia23-05-2014Igor Motsnyi

For the first time Russian courts have clarified that using a trademark as an advertising keyword can constitute IP infringement. Igor Motsnyi provides an update on the case and predicts its implications.

Brands in the palm of your hand

01-05-2014Stuart Fuller

Domain names have never been as important as they are today, says Stuart Fuller of NetNames.

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