After helping to drive smartphone prices into the ground, shanzhai handset makers jump to the next best thing. But the clock is ticking.
Are trademarks registered a useful statistic or should we be looking at how those marks are actually used in the marketplace?
Ever see a bizarre brand name and wonder who came up with it? There’s a good chance it’s the fault of some trademark lawyer.
No one disputes the connection between IP protection and innovation, but IP problems are not the only reason why more PRC firms have not moved up the value chain.
I read yet another article today on building global China brands that doesn’t say how to build global China brands. Either I’m missing the point or the hot weather has fried my brain.
It’s quite fashionable these days to talk about China’s global rise and what the future under our Chinese overlords is going to look like. Personally, my favorite is the Joss Whedon/Firefly vision of the far future, where everyone speaks Chinese as a second language, mostly for cursing. You can’t really blame all the hype. What…