Mondaq Asia Pacific: Intellectual Property
Surry Partners
Australian courts have held that parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe the Australian trade mark.
Surry Partners
The plaintiff imported the goods, amongst others, for resale in Australia, in the belief that they were 'genuine' goods.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This case places innovators at a significant advantage over generic companies in respect of follow-on inventions.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Organisations doing business in China should file a trade mark application as soon as possible to ensure protection.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
The cases of three-year non-use trademark cancellation have been on the rise in the recent years and have attracted more and more attention.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
Since mid-April this year, the automation system for trademark registration and management has been in the process of comprehensive upgrading
Peksung Intellectual Property
According to Article 22 of the new Implementing Regulations of China Trademark Law which came into effect on May 1, 2014, if China Trademark Office rejects a trademark application in respect of partial designated goods, the applicant can request to have the application with the provisionally approved items divided to be another application with reserved original filing date.
Carroll & O'Dea
Despite its business appeal, many foreign and Australian companies have discovered the hurdles of Chinese trademark law.
Peksung Intellectual Property
On April 24, 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’2 Congress ratified the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, which was signed in Beijing on June 24, 2012 at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances
Beijing East IP Law Firm
The earliest Chinese regulations with regard to "examination on the disclaimer to the exclusive right to use the trademark" appeared in Trademark Examination Rules.
King & Wood Mallesons
China has begun to accept multi-class trademark applications since the newly-revised Trademark Law became effective.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
In April 2012, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) announced the latest list of well-known trademarks recognized in China.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Further to our recent Tesla Motors post, Bloomberg and BNA report that Tesla has resolved its trademark dispute with Zhan Baosheng, the individual who registered the TESLA marks in China.
Peksung Intellectual Property
Jiancheng Jiang of Peksung Intellectual Property describes recent case law relating to second-use inventions, and asks whether the judgments will break through China's reliance on codified laws
Beijing East IP Law Firm
This article is the English translation for Mr. Wang’s article in Chinese published on China Trademark magazine (Issue 12, 2013).
Field Fisher Waterhouse
Rights in a trade mark in China are acquired solely through registration so it is essential for brand owners to be the "first to file" their mark in China.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
After conquering Western countries as a quicker, more effective and convenient way of shopping, e-commerce has landed in China.
Meissner Bolte & Partner
On 1st May 2014, comprehensive changes to Chinese trademark law will come into force in the People's Republic of China.
Lifang & Partners
It is possible that a few drafting errors still exist in a granted claim due to drafting or examination carelessness, which may cause interested parties to understand the claim controversially in a post-grant proceeding.
Beijing East IP Law Firm
In February 2013, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) rendered a decision on the re-trial case of the trademark "Duck King in Chinese".
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