Category: Legal

Q&A on opposing a trademark registration

In China, companies and individuals may file a trademark opposition to contest a preliminarily approved trademark registration. Once the trademark is preliminarily approved, it will be publicly announced in the trademark gazette. During the preliminary approval period, companies and individuals may file an objection application. If successful, the trademark will not be registered. For companies,…

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Operating business in China? Here are two blacklists to avoid

In today’s digital age, big data is utilised to optimise the business environment and ease doing business in China. Equally, big data assists government departments to investigate enterprises who do not operate accordingly to law, including foreign-invested companies. Over the years, several administrative regulations and management rules (‘regulations’) have been adopted to regulate business operations…

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Why global anti-money laundering management is imperative

Horizons named as ‘Best Cross-Border Corporate Finance Advisors’ by Wealth & Finance, Ethical Finance Awards. Accelerated digitalization has simultaneously benefited economies and triggered criminal behavior. In finance, the anonymity of finance technology is increasing criminal activities such as money laundry and terrorist financing. Hence, jurisdictions around the globe are stepping up efforts to regulate finance-related…

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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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