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2011-03-31 12:50:00

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Thursday that the number of challenges for cybersquatting jumped up by 28 percent last year. WIPO said that trademark holders from 57 countries, including companies like Toyota, Bank of America, Apple and Pfizer, filed about 2,696 cases. The agency arbitrates cybersquatting disputes, most of which relate to the retail trade, banking, pharmaceuticals, IT and fashion industries. WIPO Director General Francis Gurry described it as "a...

2010-09-17 13:12:00

LONDON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters partnered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the launch of the Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program at WIPO's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, today. ASPI will give industrial property offices and government and academic researchers in developing countries free and low-cost access to comprehensive patent information, to foster innovation and participate more fully...

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2009-03-16 14:35:00

The UN's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported 2,329 cases of cybersquatting complaints in 2008, representing an eight percent increase compared to 2007 figures. The WIPO reported a record number of cybersquatting "“ the practice of abusing trademarks within the domain name system "“ last year. Meanwhile the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is set to increase the number of new generic Top Level Domain (gTLDs), which could add to the...