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IP Enforcement at Canton Fair (China Import and Export Fair): The changes when dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

IP Enforcement at Canton Fair (China Import and Export Fair): The changes when dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

The China Import and Export Fair (Commonly known as Canton Fair) is founded in 1957. The Fair was coordinated by the Ministry of Trade of China, Guangdong Provincial Government, and is organized biannually every April and October by the China Foreign Trade Center.  The Fair contained a huge catalog of exhibitors and buyers. Therefore, the Fair’s reputation is known across the international stage and neighboring countries. It is also the owner of one of the highest business turnovers in China [...]

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

On March 23, 2021, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) rejected a trademark application for a Chinese national living in Shenzhen because it used the name of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people. According to JPO, the AINU application was filed in March 2020 for electronic technology products such as smartphone cases and computer mice. However, this application received heavy criticism from Ainu people – the indigenous Japanese living in Hokkaido. They see this action as a dark strategy to commercialize their culture [...]

How to register trademark in China

How To Register Trademark in China?

With the economic integration, in general, the law in China is more and more developed to meet the demand of national and even international individuals and organizations, especially in the intellectual property field. In fact, the increasing number of national and international trademark applications is filed in China. To create the best convenience for applicants to protect their trademark in China, they need to know and understand how to register Trademark in China. How to register trademark in China What is [...]

Procedure of Trademark In Vietnam

Procedure of Trademark in China

Procedure of trademark in China shall include the following steps:   Step 1: Trademark Search in China (Optional)   Trademark search is not compulsory. However, in order to know the availability of your trademark before officially filing a new trademark in China, it is highly recommended that you should conduct the trademark search.   The trademark search in China shall be available within 5-7 days   Step 2: Trademark filing in China   The trademark procedure in China shall take about 15-16 months counted from the filing date. [...]

Required documents of filing trademark in China

Required documents of filing trademark in China

Required documents of filing trademark in China include: + Power of Attorney: Sign only + Other document: Copy of business registration certificate if applicant is company; Or, copy of passport if applicant is an individual; + Sample of trademarks to file in China + Goods/Services used under the trademark (if you know the International Class, send us your class). Otherwise, we will classify by our own end when receiving the lists of goods/services under the trademark. + Name and address of the applicant Please send us [...]

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