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Long Awaited Civil Code

On May 28, 2020, the  Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress, the top legislature. Read More

Trademark – Your Pioneers for Doing Business in China!

The early bird catches worm – this is an old saying, but it still goes well even in the entrepreneurial and business circles. I believe this phrase is always a Read More


“Literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as: books, pamphlets and other Read More

Trade Dress and Chinese Name, Keys to Foreign Brand’s Success in China

A common question in Chinese intellectual property (IP) law posed by many foreign businesses and counsels when they first begin operation in the PRC is the extent to which Chinese Read More

Famous Trademarks and the Protections Offered Under Chinese IP Law to Such Marks

China is a “first registration ” jurisdiction when it comes to trademark protections, meaning that the first individual or corporate entity to register a trademark will generally take priority over Read More

Should You Register Your Trademark in Chinese?

Many foreign businesses are reluctant to register their brand name into Chinese, assuming that the brand will be recognizable, distinctive, and protected by one trademark filing. In reality, it is Read More

China Cracking down on Malicious Trademark Registrations

What does a deck of playing cards and a lighter have in common? ‘Nothing’, one could argue. On December 30th 2015, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court argued otherwise and Read More

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