Author: Ai-Leen Lim

China Tackles Bad-faith Trademark Registrations

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has published Draft Regulations in an effort to tackle bad-faith trademark applications. In

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Beijing High Court rejects Thermos’ appeal in invalidation proceedings

Over a decade ago, a Chinese company filed for the mark TILIR THERMO VOGUE in Class 21 for use

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Did Dunhill score big in China litigation case?

In October 2018, UK luxury goods brand Dunhill announced that it had won a trademark battle against Chinese menswear

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Beijing, China

China’s innovation rise – patent landscape review and outlook

For the first time in 11 years China broke into the world’s top 20 most innovative economies in the

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fintech

Creating an effective FinTech IP strategy

AWA Asia’s IP strategy and patent team in Beijing looks at the China FinTech market, discusses available IP protection

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Mbappe

Rush to register French football star Mbappé’s name highlights China’s rampant trademark squatting problem

The 2018 FIFA World Cup ended with France being victorious and a new star player emerging among the winning

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Why the authorities are taking a tougher stance on trademark infringement in the food industry

Thirteen defendants have been criminally prosecuted in Shanghai for selling goods under illegally manufactured labels, reinforcing the tough stance

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Has China taken another Bite out of the Apple?

After locking horns with a local Chinese company for six years over the IPHONE trademark, Apple took a drubbing

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AWA Asia likes Facebook’s victory in China

In a recent high profile case, Facebook secured a victory against a trademark squatter at the Beijing High People’s

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Copycats in China: The canary in the coalmine for foreign companies?

The recent media report concerning the “fake” Goldman Sachs in China has sparked another series of stories about counterfeits

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