As part of its work on supporting
right holders of intellectual property, the EU-China IPR2 Project publishes a
series of condensed guides for European and Chinese companies seeking practical
advice on how to protect their IP in China
and Europe respectively. These Roadmaps for IP
As part of
its work on supporting right holders of intellectual property, the EU-China
IPR2 Project publishes a series of condensed guides for European and Chinese
companies seeking practical advice on how to protect their IP in China and Europe
respectively. These Roadmaps for IP Protection are...
In November 2009, the Shanghai Higher
People's Court affirmed a lower-court decision that exempted an OEM producing infringing goods
from trademark infringement liability, on the grounds that Chinese consumers
would not be harmed by goods that are destined for export. If followed by other
By Timothy Lau,
Kyle Niemi, & Lanna Wu
Excerpt from, Protecting
Trademark Rights in China through Litigation , 47 Stan. J Int'l L. 441 (Summer 2011)
The People's Republic of China
("China") has long been known for the rampant trademark infringement
that takes place within its...
By Sharon R. Barner and Toni Y. Hickey The Draft of the Trademark Law Third Amendment
(Draft) was released for public comment by the Chinese State Council's
Legislative Affairs Office on September 2, 2011. While the vast majority
of the clauses will not change, trademark owners should note...
In what is emerging as a major green IP story, not just of technology but of international intrigue, American Superconductor (AMSC) recently filed two lawsuits against its erstwhile customer, Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel .
Both cases involve allegations that a former AMSC employee who...
From the US Patent and Trademark Office:
In a landmark development for the multilateral intellectual property (IP) system, United States Patent and Trademark Office officials joined with other U.S. government negotiators at a diplomatic conference meeting in Beijing June 20-26, shepherding to completion...
By Yan Zhao
China bested the United States to become the No. 1 patent filing country in the world in 2011 by obtaining 526,412 invention patent applications, compared to 503,582 utility patent applications in the US. Of these, 79 percent went to domestic Chinese entities, as compared to 49.2 percent...
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is the federal agency responsible for conducting trade negotiations and developing and coordinating U.S. trade policy.
As it did last year, the USTR will again make intellectual property rights (IPR) a top priority in trade relations with...
Tesla’s intellectual property is in the news again, but this time it’s a trademark issue.
A previous post reported on Tesla’s trademark problem in China. Evidently, a businessman named Zhan Baosheng had registered the TESLA (or “Te Si La” transliterated) trademark...
Previous posts ( here , here , and here ) discussed Tesla’s trademark troubles in China.
As it sought to expand into the Chinese market, the electric car maker encountered a businessman named Zhan Baosheng who owned registrations for the TESLA (or “Te Si La” transliterated) trademark...