Trademarks in China How to avoid non use cancellation compressor

Trademarks in China: How to Avoid “Non-Use Cancellation” If your trademark has just been approved by the CTMO recently or planning to file in China. Learn more on how to avoid non use cancellation. If your trademark has just been approved by the CTMO (Chinese Trademark Office) recently or you are thinking to file for…

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What Information Do I Need To File My Trademark Application In China? The notion that being there first somehow justifies ownership rights is a venerable and persistent one.” –Lawrence C. Becker, Property Rights: Philosophical Foundations (1977). Generally there are six requirements that the client must provide to the firm: Logo English text of the trademark…

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After a year and half, our client’s trademark was finally granted by the Trademark Office in Beijing. The client asked me: “Do you have any guidance on requirements for usage and requirements for ongoing maintenance?” Good question. It occurred to me that this is something important for people to know about, after they tried so…

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We all know we must register our trademark in China to get any legal protection. But what specific protection can be expected? According to the revised Trademark Law, there are three kinds in total: 1. Trademark. It’s not allowed to use the same or similar sign with a registered trademark in the same or similar…

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While discussing how to protect yourself against trade fraud, one of our clients said: “I prefer dealing with an HK company, it’s safer, at least.”  However, among all frauds I’ve heard about, half of the victims sent money to an HK account. Safe or not depends on what kind of HK company it is.  Typically…

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China’s top legislature– Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted an amendment to the Trademark Law which went into effect on 30th of August, 2013. The amendment, raises the compensation ceiling for trademark infringement to 3 million RMB (about 500,000 US dollars), six times the previous limit, it also includes clauses that will…

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