Trademarks should be registered wherever the products that carry
those trademarks go. This has become a motto for exporters in
Yixing. According to preliminary statistics conducted by local
authorities, over 200 trademarks have been registered abroad, and
the number of such trademark owners increase from 10 to more than
20 in Yixing.
In the past, export enterprises in Yixing always encountered a
dilemma: goods without their own brand were treated as inferior
ones and had no access to the big supermarkets or shopping malls in
foreign countries, while the goods which had marks that enjoyed a
certain reputation among consumers were usually preemptively
registered by foreign dealers of the said goods or their
Facing these difficulties, export enterprises in Yixing became
aware of the value and importance of timely registration of the
trademarks in foreign countries. YiXing Xinxing Zirconium Co., Ltd
is the largest manufacturer of zirconium chemicals in China, and it
is the first global company to share in the international market
among Chinese enterprises of the same kind. In 2008, Xinxing had
its trademark "??" registered under the Madrid System.
Now the trademark is protected in 30 countries globally. Currently,
60% of the products of Xinxing are exported to EU, USA, Japan and
other countries and regions. Xinxing is now enjoying a significant
expansion in its export volume. Yixing Lion-King Timber Industry
Co., Ltd is another example which benefits from international
trademark registration. More than 90% of Lion-King's flooring
products are exported to international markets and its export
volume exceeds RMB 100 million Yuan this year.
This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon'ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962.
The Patents Act 1970, along with the Patents Rules 1972, came into force on 20th April 1972, replacing the Indian Patents and Designs Act 1911. The Patents Act was largely based on the recommendations of the Ayyangar Committee Report headed by Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar. One of the recommendations was the allowance of only process patents with regard to inventions relating to drugs, medicines, food and chemicals.
The Policy stresses on the need for a holistic approach to be taken on legal, administrative, institutional and enforcement issues related to IP.
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