Knock-off products are always a problem for business owners holding IP rights, but supply chain disruptions allow malevolent actors to make a tidy profit.
Some aspects of the future relationship between the EU and the UK remain uncertain, but luckily most of the issues concerning registered IP rights are clear.
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.