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Interpretation on “Other Improper Means” Described in Paragraph 1 Article 44 of China Trademark Law

There is no definition for “bad faith” in China Trademark Law. Only some descriptions such as “registrations obtained with ill will”, “improper means” are in the articles. In December 2016, China Trademark Office (CTMO) and Trademark Review and Adjud[…]Read full blog

China Trademark Office Announces to Simplify Trademark Applications, Optimize Procedures and Shorten Examination Period

The number of trademark applications in China has been increased rapidly in recent years, and in 2017 the number exceeded 5 million. To bring more convenience to trademark applicants, CTMO has decided to further simplify application materials, optimi[…]Read full blog

China Trademark Registration Examination Period Will be Shortened to Six Months before End of 2018

January 22, 2018. Mr. LIU Junchen, vice president of State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC (short as SAIC), stated in the conference that, in 2017, a number of 5.74 millions trademark applications were filed, increased by 55.7% as[…]Read full blog

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (3)

The ARJ21-700 jet is one of a series of initiatives launched by the ruling Communist Party to transform China from the world's low-cost factory into a creator of profitable technology in aviation, clean energy and other fields. China is one of the bi[…]Read full blog

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (2)

Reviews of the new iPhone 7 came out. The main problem Apple is facing at the moments is a slew of Chinese competitors that make high-quality phones. Given the new version of the iPhone doesn't boast any conspicuous upgrades, it could be that Apple's[…]Read full blog

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (1)

At the Detroit auto show on Monday, officials of GAC Motor, based in Guangzhou, outlined a broad plan to build up its operations in the United States and begin selling a vehicle here next year, possibly in partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. […]Read full blog
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