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Roadmap for Intellectual Property Protection in China -- Customs Enforcement in China

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...

Roadmap for Intellectual Property Protection in China -- Trademark Protection in China

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 available...

Roadmap for Intellectual Property Protection in China -- Copyright Protection in China

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 available...

PRC Trademark Enforcement: Shanghai Appeal Court Ruling Sparks Controversy over OEM Infringement Liability - Issue 4, June 2010

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 courts...

Protecting Trademark Rights in China through Litigation

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...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Draft of the Chinese Trademark Law Third Amendment Released for Public Comment

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...

Green Patent Blog: In Changing Chinese Wind Market AMSC-Sinovel Dispute Will Test IP Enforcement

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...

A Milestone In Protecting Creative Content Around the World

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...

DLA Piper: China's Patent Litigation Landscape Shifts

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...

U.S. Trade Agency’s China Focus Good for Green Tech Companies

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 Faces Renewed Trademark Trouble in China

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...

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute (Again, This Time With Cash)

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...