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How do I choose where to defend against trade secret violations?

If you watch a crime drama on television, occasionally you'll hear prosecutors and police talk about finding a "friendly" judge who will give them the warrant they need to advance their case. Lawyers on the defense side might do something similar. Such venue shopping happens in civil cases, too. The strategy is to find a setting that offers the best chance of achieving the desired outcome.

China and the U.S. are banding together against counterfeiting

You may have heard the expression “fake it till you make it.” The reverse seems to hold true in China. Counterfeiting has become the proverbial scarlet letter of the country. Chinese president Xi Jinping has announced an effort to aggressively combat Chinese counterfeiting.

Implications of a dedicated IP court in Shenzhen, China

Veteran U.S. business operatives in China know there can be unique challenges in trying to grow and thrive in that market. Previous posts here have highlighted difficulties presented by the innate cultural and legal system differences between the two countries. At the same time, there is growing evidence that change is not only possible, but also actually underway on some fronts.

Business in China often means fighting TM squatters

If you have ever heard the phrase, "the devil is in the detail," you have one nugget of simple wisdom for how to protect your intellectual property when doing business in China. As we noted in one previous post, Chinese law on trademarks can be complicated and frustrating. Compared to U.S. intellectual property law, practices in China can seem arcane. Not only can cases take a great deal longer to resolve, but even positive outcomes can prove to be less than satisfactory.

Shift occurring in the trademark protection environment in China?

There are various difficulties U.S. companies can encounter when doing business in China. This includes challenges when it comes to protecting their intellectual property. One form of intellectual property that can play a very critical role for a business are its trademarks.

Chinese court rules in Under Armour's favor in trademark case

Among the things that can create significant problems for a U.S. business operating in China are its trademarks being infringed. Among the legal actions a U.S. company may be able to take if it suspects one of its trademarks is being violated in China is pursuing a trademark infringement lawsuit in the Chinese legal system.

Protecting your intellectual property when doing business in China

Many businesses have customers throughout the world. There are people in several different foreign countries that depend upon these businesses to meet demand for a specific service that these companies offer. Business owners looking to enter the market place in some countries need to understand the potential legal challenges that they may face as things move forward.

Shi Yan grid lawyer
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