BMW figured it was a good idea to use an image of China’s Long March rocket in a recent advertisement. Now it’s being sued for IP infringement. This story is complicated, but worth the effort.
Should you aggressively enforce your IP rights or tolerate infringement? Sometimes there is a third way.
I understand that these are busy birds, but they might want to pay attention to their brand in China. You know, we have a bit of an IP problem here.
This is my submission for the Bill Safire esoterica contest. If you’re a closet diction freak or a very bored IP lawyer, read on.
Starbucks has apparently hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. Well, maybe just one cranky guy in Hefei trying to get some attention.
Huawei once again ventures forth into a foreign court to protect its IP rights, but this time its opponent is a local competitor.
Who buys counterfeit perfume, and what are their expectations? Inquiring bloggers want to know.
Tales of mystery, intrigue and utter stupidity from the world of China IP infringement.
The age of the double-fake is approaching. Prepare your lawsuits.
Want a quick introduction to the world of China counterfeiting? The New York Times has your weekend IP reading.
The players: Apple – large multinational corporation that makes cool stuff and relies heavily on its brand name and product design Proview Technology – Shenzhen electronics manufacturer Unnamed third parties — shanzhai manufacturers, makers of your favorite iPad knockoffs The venue: Shenzhen eBook Forum – top venue for touting shanzhai ebook readers, including iPad clones…
Happy Yuan Xiao Jie to everyone. I’m sitting here eating Yuan Xiao, listening to the last of the fireworks, and of course thinking about China intellectual property law. Doesn’t everyone? Paul Midler has a great post up on a couple possible cases of China trademark infringement. He correctly calls the first as a fairly solid…