Tag: China trademark law

What foreign brands should know about trademark protection in China

In recent years, China has stressed repeatedly the importance of intellectual property rights protection. Several legal and administrative measures were adopted to strengthen domestic and international intellectual property protection within China. Additionally, various means to crack down malicious trademark registration. Though, for many foreign brands entering China IPRs infringement remains a high issue. Namely foreign…

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Dr. Angela Su, Horizons Partner and IPRS Head, provides insight on trademark protection for the foreign community in Shanghai

Last month, Dr. Angela Su (Su Qi 苏琪), Horizons partner and IPRS head, was invited by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to offer her expertise on trademark protection in China. The seminar was attended by senior personnel from both the Mexican and wider expatriate community who are new to doing business in China…

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Your trademark in China: dealing with trademark squatters and other troubles 

On 23 April 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress amended the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (“amended Trademark Law”), which went into effect 1 November 2019. The amended Trademark Law revises six articles of the current Trademark Law and increases the monetary penalties for trademark infringement. Specifically, the amended…

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