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Multiple-class trademark application, misunderstanding or truth?
  • Watson & Band Law Offices
  • China
  • August 21 2015

The provision that introduces multiple-class trademark applications is one of the highlights of the third revision of the Trademark Law which became

The number of invention patent applications received by China increased 20.9 in the first half of 2015
  • DEQI Intellectual Property Law Corporation
  • China
  • August 20 2015

In the first half of this year, the filing and grant of patenttrademark applications in China have four features: The patent filings have a fast

Courts extend cross-category protection of Class 5 mark
  • Wan Hui Da Law Firm & Intellectual Property Agency
  • China
  • August 17 2015

The courts have extended the cross-category protection of the trademark 华素 by finding "toothpaste, etc" in Class 3 to be similar to "medicines for

China holds 2,790 geogrpahical indications as of June 2015
  • China Patent Agent (HK) Ltd
  • China
  • August 11 2015

According to the statistics released recently by the Chinese Trademark Office, as of the end of June 2015, China had 2,790 cumulative geographical

Michael Jordan fails in trade mark litigation against Qiaodan, as final judgment is rendered
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • August 10 2015

In June 2015, the Beijing Higher People's Court rejected a lawsuit brought by Michael Jordan to invalidate the registration of various trade marks

How to effectively stop and prevent the issue of repeated infringement in the case of storefront signboards
  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China
  • August 7 2015

A situation, too often found in China is the common use of registered trademarks on storefront signage and store decor by merchants who have not

CIVC prevents soft drinks producer from using 'Champagne' name
  • Wan Hui Da Law Firm & Intellectual Property Agency
  • China
  • August 3 2015

The Beijing Number 1 Intermediate People's Court has recognised that the geographical indications 'Champagne' and '香槟' ('Champagne' in Chinese

Capitalising on China’s e-commerce market by minimising risks
  • James & Wells
  • China, New Zealand
  • July 30 2015

The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce

Overview of the changes in the practice of trademark examination by CMTO --- written after a year of the implementation of the new Trademark Law
  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China
  • July 30 2015

With the implementation of the Trademark Law and Regulations for Implementation of the Trademark Law on May 1st, 2014, the implementation of the new

New advertising law provides new tool to protect brands
  • Wilkinson & Grist
  • China
  • July 29 2015

In April 2015 the Advertising Law, which has been in force since 1995, was revised and promulgated by the Standing Committee of the National People's