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IP Rights in the Middle East: Cultural Complexities behind Legal Enforcement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Landslide Kari P. Kammel[/vc_column_text][dfd_spacer screen_wide_spacer_size=”25″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″ tutorials=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights varies widely from country to country. This article will examine the cultural context enveloping the enforcement of IP rights in the Middle East and posit some ideas for companies looking to understand or protect their IP in this region. …

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Examining Trademark Counterfeiting Legislation, Free Trade Zones, Corruption and Culture in the Context of Illicit Trade: The United States and United Arab Emirates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michigan State International Law Review Kari P. Kammel[/vc_column_text][dfd_spacer screen_wide_spacer_size=”24″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″ tutorials=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This Paper seeks to explore the complex dynamics of illicit trade, specifically the trade in counterfeit goods, the legal framework of two countries for comparison—the United States and United Arab Emirates—and other impacting factors such as free trade zones, corruption, and culture. READ FULL ARTICLE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Product counterfeiting at the state level: an empirical examination of Michigan-related incidents

Heinonen, J. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2012). Product counterfeiting at the state level: an empirical examination of Michigan-related incidents. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 36(4), 273-290. doi:10.1080/01924036.2012.721198 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01924036.2012.721198 Product counterfeiting represents a range of criminal activities associated with intellectual property rights infringement of material goods. Virtually, any product, from pharmaceuticals and …

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Clicking into harm’s way: the decision to purchase regulated goods online

Kennedy, J. P., & Wilson, J. M. (2017). Clicking into harm’s way: the decision to purchase regulated goods online. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(11), 1358-1386. doi:10.1177/0002764217734264 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764217734264 The growth of the Internet has expanded e-commerce, opening a vast array of purchasing options for consumers while also increasing illicit sales. Such sales place consumers at risk. This …

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A case study of melamine as a counterfeit food product additive in Chinese human and animal food supply chain networks

Mace, R. R. (2009). A case study of melamine as a counterfeit food product additive in Chinese human and animal food supply chain networks. The global counterfeit food market is estimated at approximately US $49 billion. European Union Customs reported a 200% increase in food-related counterfeit seizures over the past several years, and the UK’s Food Standards …

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Africa’s counterfeit pharmaceutical epidemic: the road ahead

Fenoff, R. S., & Wilson, J. M. (2009). Africa’s counterfeit pharmaceutical epidemic: the road ahead. Widespread infectious diseases coupled with pervasive poverty make the developing countries on the African continent particularly vulnerable to harm from counterfeit drugs, which now constitute more than 30 percent of all medicines sold in Africa, including up to 70 percent of drugs sold in …

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Product counterfeiting: evidence-based lessons for the state of Michigan

Heinonen, J. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2012). Product counterfeiting: evidence-based lessons for the state of Michigan. To help policymakers better understand and respond to this problem, this paper introduces the topic of product counterfeiting and develops lessons based on a systematic examination of Michigan-based product counterfeit incidents as evident in open sources. This evidence-based …

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Product counterfeiting in Michigan: articulating and mitigating the risk

Wilson, J. M. (2010). Product counterfeiting in Michigan: articulating and mitigating the risk. Product counterfeiting in Michigan reflects a growing, global problem, with any trademarked product vulnerable to intellectual property rights violations. Lacking empirical data on counterfeiting crimes, insights into them remain limited. State policymakers tasked with a local response require evidence-based research to assess the risk of …

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Product counterfeiting in Australia

Spink, J. (2010). Product counterfeiting in Australia. Australia faces the same product counterfeiting challenges as the rest of the world. The problem is extremely varied, quickly evolves, is often hard to detect, and provides great challenges in data gathering. Though much of the counterfeit products are manufactured in Asian countries, there is a sizeable amount produced within Australia, with …

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