More companies seek to trademark goods abroad


By Laura MacInnis GENEVA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Companies wanting to safeguard their branded drugs, foods, cars and cosmetics abroad applied for a record number of international trademarks in 2007, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) received 39,945 international trademark applications last year -- up nearly 10 percent from 2006 -- under its system that allows firms to seek brand protection in up to 80 export markets. China was ...

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