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World Intellectual Property Indicators: Filings for Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs Reach New Records on Strength in China

Worldwide demand for intellectual property (IP) tools reached record heights in 2017, with China driving the growth in filings for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP rights that are at the heart of the global economy.

Evaluation of codified laws in Bangladesh at a glance

Evaluation of codified laws in Bangladesh at a glance

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights - Bangladesh

The development of the IP system depends on the effective enforceability of IP rights. Bangladesh present IP enforcement mechanisms are well organized and the agencies are now well coordinated and their effective measures can limit the number of violations. To enforce the IP Rights or to limit the violations of IP Rights in Bangladesh the different agencies of the Bangladesh Government are empowered to take effective action under different provisions of the law.

Crocs loses EU court battle over patent claim

Crocs, the manufacturer of a range of plastic clogs, has lost a battle to protect its design from copycats. Judges in Luxembourg backed a decision by the EU’s intellectual property office (EUIPO) in 2016 to cancel legal protection for the shoe. The European court of justice agreed that as the clog had made its debut at a boat show in Florida in 2002 and had featured on the company’s website, Crocs was too late when it sought its patent in 2004.