5 Essential Questions on Trademarks Protecting your Intellectual Property IP
Concise answers to 5 strategic questions about Trademarks Protecting your Intellectual Property. Additional links provided with info on Trademarks in China.Read More
Copyrights in China: Protecting your Intellectual Property (IP)
Copyright Strategy: China IS different Lawyers and businesspeople lacking China experience will tell you that since copyright is automatically granted when you create something original you need not worry about it in China. Those with deep China business experience paint a very different picture.Read More
Do I Have Coverage in China if I Register My IP Via WIPO/ Madrid System?
Do I Have Coverage in China if I Register My IP Via WIPO/ Madrid System? Have you found yourself wondering if you have coverage in China if you register your IP via WIPO/ Madrid System? If so, read below what each is and how they work. Background on WIPO and Madrid System: (Coverage in China) The…Read More
Q&A on China Sourcing and IP at the Australia International Sourcing Fair
For the past few years, I have had the pleasure of being invited to Australia to speak at the International Sourcing Expo in Melbourne and Sydney. You can find information on the Australia International Sourcing Fair and seminars (past, present and future at http://www.internationalsourcingexpo.com/seminars/. Sourcing in Asia Today at the Australia International Sourcing Fair My…Read More
Foreigner Registering Intellectual Property in China (IP)?
Here is a short Q&A for a very common question about foreigners registering Intellectual Property (IP) in China With regards to the certificate of incorporation, can the company holding the IP rights in question be registered in the UK? Otherwise, what options do we have? The applicant for the IP in China could be…Read More
If the black and white logo is registered. Is my IP protected in color?
Here is a short Q&A for a question that gets asked sometimes regarding IP registration for logos. At this stage we are interested in registering the attached logo, as we are already pushing through a PCT application that will buy us a couple of years extra time. As the black and white logo is…Read More
Trademark Longevity in the PRC
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…Read More
4 Simple Ways to Protect yourself in the New Year
It’s a new year and new scams are on the rise. Make sure you’re prepared. An English speaking Chinese lawyer explains the best ways protect yourself in China Be sure to register your IP. China recognizes IP if it’s registered in China and not if it’s on the market or already registered in your home…Read More
3 Protections Registering Your Trademark in China Will Grant You.
If you are reading this blog, then you know by now that you must register your trademark in China to get any real legal protection in China. But you my be asking what specific protection can be expected? According to the revised Trademark Law, implemented in 2013: An English Speaking Chinese lawyer gives 3 tips…Read More
How to protect your IPR while doing business in China
How can we protect our Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) effectively in China? Q&A with Sophie: An English Speaking Lawyer in China One of my clients asked me a question today that I believe is a common concern, so I thought I should blog about it. The following are are the key points from my…Read More