Tag Archives: trademark

Nike’s “Liu Xiang” Trademark Problem

December 6, 2012

I’ve received a couple of questions about the current dispute over the “Liu Xiang” trademark between Nike and a Shanghai clothing company, and although the case is fairly straightforward, here’s the FYI. As you probably know, the world-class hurdler Liu Xiang has a representation deal with Nike, so its therefore in Nike’s interest to nail […]

The China iPad Trademark Auction That Never Was

April 12, 2010

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 […]

PRC Trademark Practice Tip – use it or lose it

August 5, 2008

Nanjing MG Automobile Co Ltd, which produces the MG brand passenger cars in China, has been sued by a Chinese citizen for alleged copyright infringement. The Zhejiang Province native surnamed Xu has filed a law suit against Nanjing MG, claiming the Chinese car maker illegally used the MG trademark on cars without his permission. The […]