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By Paolo Beconcini
What do Napoleonic warfare and IP protection in China have to do with each other? Answer: More than you can imagine.
By Paolo Beconcini, Robert Binion
Counterfeit production is a thriving industry in the People’s Republic of China (PRC); imitators profit from a wide variety of products ranging from fake consumer goods, to industrial products, to wine and spirits.
By Paolo Beconcini
On January 27, 2015 State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) published a new draft of an improved set of rules concerning administrative enforcement of patents for public comments.
By Paolo Beconcini
In July 2014 The Supreme People’s Court issued a new draft "Interpretation on Several Issues about the Application of the Law to the Trial of Patent Infringement Disputes II" (hereafter referred to also as "2014 Draft Interpretation" or just "Draft") for public comment.
By Paolo Beconcini
Trademarks are the legal embodiment of brands. They are a company asset and important business vehicle in today's global market.
By Paolo Beconcini
To successfully enter the Chinese market, foreign luxury brands would need to define a proper strategy involving an effective use of social media.
After conquering Western countries as a quicker, more effective and convenient way of shopping, e-commerce has landed in China.
By Paolo Beconcini
The Office of Legislative Affairs of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China has recently released a draft amendment to the current Copyright Law.
By Paolo Beconcini
The new trademark law of China has indeed improved legislation on some critical issues concerning trademark protection and enforcement.
By Paolo Beconcini
Foreign brand owners perceive the Chinese trademark system as unjust, and the trademark law as inadequate to protect foreign brands.
By Paolo Beconcini
Brand protection and product liability are two fields of legal practice that most in house counsel and private practitioners would not automatically link together.
By Paolo Beconcini
Owners have to protect their brands. Nowhere is that more evident than online and in international marketplaces available on the Web.
By Paolo Beconcini
The news of Burberry, the world famous UK fashion brand, risking to lose its trademark rights over its signature "Haymarket Check" pattern in China have reached the western hemisphere at the end of 2013.
By Paolo Beconcini
On August 30, 2013 the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress adopted the third amendment to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China, which will enter into force on May 1, 2014.
By Paolo Beconcini
A recurring problem facing insurers is understanding how best to recover losses suffered in the domestic market as a result of policyholders importing into the EU or the US.