Tag Archives: trademark

Nike’s “Liu Xiang” Trademark Problem

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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…

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Reducing China’s IP Trade Deficit

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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.

The China iPad Trademark Auction That Never Was

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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…

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PRC Trademark Practice Tip – use it or lose it

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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…

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