IP infringement can, in some instances, be accompanied by the theft of actual physical property or in conjunction with other civil wrongdoings and crimes.
Those seeking to maintain their trademark rights in Romania must understand the latest amendments to its Intellectual Property laws and act accordingly before September 30.
Companies engaged in any form of international business will want to pay particular attention to trademark rules, which can differ from country to country.
Italian inventors can now apply to protect historically or societally relevant trademarks as marchi storici - if they meet specific strict criteria.
The GI law is a much needed legal and commercial tool to protect the cultural heritage of goods produced and manufactured in the country.
Holistic risk management also has to include awareness of the fine line that divides entrepreneurial freedom from cultural expression.
The purpose of the new legislation is to strengthen the regulatory framework regarding parasitic advertising, introduce sanctions for violators and protect well-known signs in the sports field.