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  • IP Case Study: Protecting design and innovation in China

    Innovative technology that is used in consumer products can be protected under invention or design patents in China, but this will not offer 100% protection against others illegally using the innovations…

    Published 17.10.14 at 11:39
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  • How to conduct a trade mark search in China

    Every company, no matter how big or small, has some intellectual property (IP). The most common type of IP right is a trade mark. A trade mark is essential to all kinds of companies, whether you…

    Published 28.08.14 at 12:43
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  • How to Remove Counterfeit Goods from E-Commerce Sites in China

    China has more than half a billion internet users, more than a third of the world's total online population and is still expanding. Apart from being a forum for legitimate vendors and original…

    Published 01.08.14 at 15:23
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  • Practical Considerations Before Hyperlinking

    The recent decision in Svensson and Others v Retriever Sverige AB in the Court of Justice of the European Union has provided some clarity as to the legal implications of hyperlinking and embedding…

    Published 16.05.14 at 15:03
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  • 3D Printing - Opportunity or Threat for Designers?

    The age of 3D printers is upon us. Many are calling this phenomenon the 'next industrial revolution'[1]. While 3D printing technology has been around since the 1980s, it is only now that developments…

    Published 09.05.14 at 12:19
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  • Registering new Top Level Domain names in China

    Internet usage is booming in China. With more than 513 million 'netizens' (as of December 2011), China connects more people to the Internet than any other country. In fact, every fourth person…

    Published 16.04.14 at 11:55
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  • qLegal

    qLegal: The small print for BIG IDEAS qLegal provides free legal advice and resources to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre. The service, which is…

    Published 05.02.14 at 15:58
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  • Social Media Terms & Conditions Factsheet

    Many of us overlook reading the terms of service in relation to the social media outlets we use, and yet this is what determines our legal relationship with the site in question. Understanding…

    Published 22.01.14 at 16:23
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  • Protect your Product Designs in China: Know Before You Go

    Expanding into the Chinese domestic market represents an exciting opportunity for European SMEs to reap additional profits, but how can creative enterprises simply and inexpensively protect their…

    Published 13.01.14 at 11:11
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  • Crown Copyright and the BBC

    Own-it have recently received queries from users asking about Crown Copyright and, incidentally, whether the BBC is included in the definition of the Crown for IP purposes. What is Crown Copyright…

    Published 04.12.13 at 12:00
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