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Intellectual property such as trade names, inventions, designs, copyright, domain names and trade secrets / confidential information are an important part of your assets. Therefore you need an adviser who understands you and your intellectual creations, recognises their value, and knows how to protect your interests in China. Our lawyers and consultants will advise you on how to build a protection mechanism through filings, contracts and practical measures, and we will act on your behalf to negotiate favorable terms for a transfer or settlement.

Where your intellectual property is infringed upon, we will advise you on the best approach to meet your priorities, and where appropriate we will coordinate with government authorities for an administrative action, initiate a criminal prosecution, or file a civil lawsuit against the infringing party.

Important Revisions to China’s Trademark and Unfair Competition Laws

By Julia van Heusden At the 13thNational People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on 23 April 2019, the president Xi Jinping signed and effectuated revisions to both the PRC Trademark Law (“TML”) and the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“AUCL”). The changes...

The Intellectual Property implications of the new E-Commerce Law (2019)

On 1 January 2019, China enacted the PRC E-Commerce Law which is of interest to foreign brand owners who maintain an online storefront in China. This is the first comprehensive piece of legislation governing e-commerce within China, and brings significant changes....

The Challenge: Trademark Squatting in China

The Challenge: Trademark Squatting in China One of the greatest challenges that many foreign companies face when entering the Chinese market, is that their brand has already been registered as a trademark by a Chinese company. The registrant could be the foreign...

President Xi Commits to Tackling IP and Supporting Cross-border E-Commerce

There was never any doubt that the 1st China International Import Expo would be a huge event, with Shanghai sparing no effort and expense to prepare the city - including the closing of schools and government offices during the first two days. But what was highly...

Evolution of the Concept of Well-known Trademarks – analyses of new laws and past practices in China.

An important revision of the current PRC Trademark Law (2013) is to add a prohibitive provision concerning business use of the term “well-known trademark” into Article 14: “No manufacturers and business operators may indicate the words “well-known trademark" upon the...