Fred is a former diplomat who joined Harris Bricken after more than a decade of international legal experience, primarily in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. His wide range of experience includes starting and operating his own business in Asia, working as an in-house counsel for a Hong Kong-based multinational, as well as many years as a State Department official, providing a client-centric perspective to his legal work. Fred co-hosts Harris Bricken’s weekly Global Law and Business podcast, which covers legal and economic developments in locales around the world to decipher global trends in law and business with the help from international guests.
China Trademarks, Brand Names, Copycats, and Soundalikes
China trademarks and logos and picking your Chinese brand name. It's different there. Very.
Chinese Courts’ Anti-Suit Injunctions Reveal a Stark New Reality
Chinese courts are using anti-suit injunctions to exert tremendous power over foreign companies.
China Trademarks: More Useful and More Necessary Than Ever
China trademark protections just keep getting better
China Trademarks: Counterfeit Goods and Parallel Imports
Our international IP lawyers do a lot of work for clients seeking to remove listings of counterfeit goods from Chinese e-commerce sites. Most of these listings are for obviously, sometimes extravagantly counterfeit merchandise, offered in vast quantities at far-below retail prices, with pictures either lifted from the real manufacturer’s website or showing products of dubious quality,
Make China Trademarks a Priority
I am not a big fan of filing Madrid Protocol applications for China. In certain situations, they can work well, but when they don’t work (which is fairly often) the trademark registration process takes longer and costs more than just filing a national application. See China Trademarks. Register Them In China Not Madrid. Filing a
How Cannabis Brand Protection Can Help with China Brand Protection
China trademark registrations sometimes require creativity
China Trademarks: Register in More Classes, Take Down More Counterfeit Goods
When registering your trademark in China, it is important you choose your China trademark classes wisely and not choose to register in too many or in too few China trademark classes.