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Archived updates for Wednesday, May 25, 2005

More on How to Protect I/P in China

According to Loke-Khoon Tan, An Xiang, and Ren Haiyan at the INTA Annual Meeting as reported by Managing Intellectual Property:
  • file trademark applications early
  • register Chinese character versions of marks
  • against squatters, consider filing a non-use cancellation application, making an unofficial agreement on coexistence, or buying their mark
  • booklets to help Customs officials identify counterfeit goods "can create bigger problems if the material gets into the wrong hands."
  • fight infringers politically and publicly, "not just legally"

Click here for more information on intellectual property in China and for an update on these and other aspects of the Chinese Legal system check out "The China Syndrome" by Tamara Loomis in Corporate Counsel on May 26, 2005.

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