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  • How to protect your company or brand name

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    A trade mark is a sign that you apply to your goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors. It is the 'badge of origin' of your business, and can include the name of your…
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  • Choosing Your Trade Mark Name in China: Know Before You Go

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    As China is a 'first-to-file' system it is very important to register your trade mark in China before entering into the market so as to diminish the risk of your trade mark being hijacked. Although…
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  • Using Customs to Protect your IPR in China: Know Before You Go

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    The Customs Law of the People's Republic of China prohibits the export or import of goods from or to China that infringe IP rights. China Customs have the authority to protect IP rights by confiscating…
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  • Choosing Your Company's Name and Protecting Your Reputation

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    Choosing a name for your business is an exciting but also very demanding task. Whether you use your own name or try to find another you will give it a lot of consideration as you will recognise…
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  • IPR Protection in China for the Creative Industries: Know Before You Go

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    China's rapidly expanding consumer market creates both opportunities and challenges for European businesses in creative industries. By effectively using the Chinese IP system and taking a few key…
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  • How to enforce your rights and resolve disputes - The Creatives

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    Rachael Taylor shares her story of infringement of her textile designs by a large retailer. Photographer David Hoffman and Justin Fielder, owner of a gift design company, Temple Island Collection…
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  • How to enforce your rights and resolve disputes - The Professionals

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    Three professionals with expertise in regard to legal issues in the creative industry provide their perspective on how best to resolve IP disputes and enforce your rights. Listen to Dids Macdonald…
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  • Passing off explained

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    The law of passing off is a complicated business but it needs to be considered where trade marks have not been registered. Where you believe that someone is unlawfully using your (unregistered…
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  • Bad Faith Trade Mark Registrations in China

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    Prior trade mark registrations, also called 'bad-faith registrations', are a significant problem that many European companies encounter in China. This process commonly involves a Chinese company…
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    Published: 29.04.13 at 11:15

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