Three categories to tackle bad faith trade mark registrations in China

It may be the case that when a business attempts to register their trade mark in China, they find that their trade mark has already been registered by a Chinese company. In many instances the...

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Basic advice for overseas companies trading in China

China is the great economic success story of the past 30 years. It’s now the world’s largest economy and a huge and expanding market for international businesses.

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How your brands can be recognised as well-known trademarks in China

Many companies, either domestic or overseas, would like to have their brands being recognised as well-known trade marks in China. The obvious benefits are a) stronger protection of the trade mark,...

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Four major channels for trade mark enforcement in China

Having obtained the Chinese trade mark right, the right holder will need to be vigilant in protecting its registered right. In China, any of the following acts will constitute infringement of...

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Basic advice for trademark protection in China

Now that China is the second biggest economy in the world, very few companies can resist its lure. This has resulted in foreign businesses clambering over each other to get a foothold in what is a...

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Importance of "first-to-file" for trademarks in China

The main problem a foreign entity faces in China is that it is a strictly "first to file" country. This means that the first company to apply for a trade mark registration, whether that company is...

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