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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…

B. Brett Heavner, Yinfei Wu

An Overview of The Latest Amendment to The Chinese Patent Law

China - March 5 2021 The Fourth Amendment to the Chinese Patent Law will become effective on June 1, 2021. The Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China, originally…

Ningling Wang, Yinfei Wu, Alvin Xu

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…

B. Brett Heavner, Yinfei Wu, Alvin Xu

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…

B. Brett Heavner, Miao Liu, Yinfei Wu, Alvin Xu