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Cheers Brita! Shanghai IP Court Thumbs Down Unauthorized Use of BritaChina, EUBrita, and Brita’s Chinese Brand as Seller Names on Alibaba Websites and WeChat

China, USA - June 1 2021 While toilet paper sold out in the U.S., water filters got hot in China during the pandemic. A Chinese company decided to rip off the famous water…

Alvin Xu, Celine (Lin) Ming, Yinfei Wu.

2020 Draft Amendments to China’s Trade Secret Law: The Burden of Proving Trade Secret Misappropriation Shifting to Defendants; Consolidation of Parallel Proceedings

China, USA - April 28 2021 On September 4th, 2020, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (the “SAMR”) released Draft Provisions on the Protection of Trade…

Alvin Xu, Celine (Lin) Ming, Miao Liu, Yinfei Wu.

The Danger of Being Too “Fearlessly Independent” from Your Chinese Brand: New Balance Loses Appeal Under Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents in China

China, USA - April 1 2021 In February, The Higher People’s Court for Beijing rejected New Balance’s petition to cancel a third party’s registration of the Chinese mark 新百伦…

Celine (Lin) Ming, Yinfei Wu.

Life Sciences Podcast Series - Trademarks

USA - March 12 2021 The Life Sciences industry can be particularly challenging for companies to navigate, often requiring careful navigation through rigorous testing and…

Laura K. Johnson.

A Practical Guide to the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

USA - February 16 2021 The TMA amends the Lanham Act in three key aspects. First, it institutes new tools to remove USPTO trademark filings that are based on inaccurate…

Margaret A. Esquenet, Yinfei Wu.