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.
FREE Webinar Series – Retail and Multi-Family Real Estate Development for Overseas Investors
REGISTER TODAY! The United States retail and multi-family real estate markets are popular forms of real estate investing because they consist of asset classes that most people can relate to—most individuals have either rented an apartment or visited retail spaces such as shopping malls, restaurants, and other similar establishments. It is critical for investors to
Global Law and Business Podcast – Enrique Martinez (Crypto and Blockchain)
Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world
China Trademarks: When (and How) to Prove Use of a Mark in Commerce
Unlike the United States, you do not need to prove “use” for a China trademark application to proceed to registration, and once a trademark is registered you do not have to prove you are still using trademark to be able to maintain or renew the registration for that trademark. Foreign companies have come to realize
China Trade Dress and Unfair Competition Law
Close your eyes, and imagine that when you open them you have been magically transported to another country and you are inside a McDonald’s. How do you know you’re in a McDonald’s? Surely you would know without having to see the name McDonald’s or the famous Golden Arches logo. Would you even know that you
“Mexico is the New China” and Manufacturers are Moving There
The above is a direct quote from a client for whom my law firm is now in the process of helping his company move its production from China to Mexico. He said this about China and Mexico, right after setting saying that he “is done with China” because his company is unable to sell a
Trademark Squatting: A Dying “Trade”?
I attended an excellent IPWatchdog webinar this past week on trademark squatting, presented by Ai-Leen Lim of AWA Asia. You should watch the whole thing, but here are some thoughts and takeaways. Trademark squatting is one of the biggest problems when it comes to intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in China. Basically, squatting occurs when