Category: Intellectual Property

Long Awaited Civil Code
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Intellectual Property
Long Awaited Civil Code
On May 28, 2020, the  Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature. Since March, 2015, lawmakers of the Country  began to codify the Country's Civil Code by systematically incorporating existing civil laws and regulations, and modifying and...
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Trademark – Your Pioneers for Doing Business in China!
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Intellectual Property
Trademark Registration Process
The early bird catches worm – this is an old saying, but it still goes well even in the entrepreneurial and business circles. I believe this phrase is always a reminder that the early bird gets an insider’s advantage over the others. Talking of business, trademark matters, in particular, this blog is focused on why...
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THE MAGIC OF ARTISTIC WORKS
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Intellectual Property
Literary and artistic works
“Literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as: books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show; musical compositions with or without...
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Trade Dress and Chinese Name, Keys to Foreign Brand’s Success in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Intellectual Property
Foreign Brand’s Success in China
A common question in Chinese intellectual property (IP) law posed by many foreign businesses and counsels when they first begin operation in the PRC is the extent to which Chinese characters and colors are protected under Chinese IP law.  English is almost universally accepted as the language of international business, but domestic Chinese consumers will...
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Famous Trademarks and the Protections Offered Under Chinese IP Law to Such Marks
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Intellectual Property
China Trademark Law
China is a “first registration ” jurisdiction when it comes to trademark protections, meaning that the first individual or corporate entity to register a trademark will generally take priority over subsequent applicants. This can give significant leverage to a “squatter” who applies for a trademark in the name of a famous or well-known person or...
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Should You Register Your Trademark in Chinese?
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Foreign Direct Investments, Category: Intellectual Property
Register Your Trademark in China
Many foreign businesses are reluctant to register their brand name into Chinese, assuming that the brand will be recognizable, distinctive, and protected by one trademark filing. In reality, it is critical to ensure that the trademark name is also registered in Chinese. To begin with, it is important to understand that if the trademark is...
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China Cracking down on Malicious Trademark Registrations
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Arbitration and Litigation, Category: Business In China, Category: Foreign Direct Investments, Category: Intellectual Property
Trademark Registrations
What does a deck of playing cards and a lighter have in common? ‘Nothing’, one could argue. On December 30th 2015, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court argued otherwise and endorsed a creative argument in a case involving the world’s largest playing card manufacturing company and a malicious trademark applicant. The United States Playing Card...
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