"The China Trademark Association and government of the city of Dalian, Liaoning province, will hold the 2013 China International Trademark Festival, in Dalian, June 13 to 16, according to the organizing committee."
"A recent decision of the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) confirms that a pseudonym, as an expression of the name of a natural person, may in certain circumstances be considered as a prior right under the Chinese Trademark Law and enforced as such."
"Chinese consumers are being duped into paying a premium for domestically produced infant formula, because manufacturers are exploiting a legal loophole that allows them to have their product trademarked cheaply in a foreign country."
"Illegally run under a Beijing-based technology company allegedly set up by the main suspect surnamed Zhou, silu.com reportedly boasted more than 400,000 registered members and offered unlicensed downloads of 18,772 films and TV series that ranged from arthouse world cinema to domestic and foreign blockbusters, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the National Anti-Pornography and Anti-Illegal Publications Office."
“‘If they had based their comments on the facts, they may have changed their views,’ Tian said at a press conference, adding that it is a paradox that at a time when China is being blamed for its poor IPR protection efforts, it still remains attractive to many foreign enterprises and investors.”
"In its latest effort to stop counterfeit apparel sales, the National Football League has won a court order allowing it to shut down the operators of 1,500 China-based websites accused of selling fake NFL merchandise."
"In order to best protect the IP rights of a U.S. company seeking to produce goods through a Chinese manufacturer by providing a protected design, the U.S. company needs to take actions even before the contracting stages. The client should first identify the types of IP rights that may be involved in the project because, like the United States, China classifies IP rights according to the type of IP. For example, utility patents may protect a product’s structures, functions, and/or manufacturing process; design patents protect a product’s appearance; trade secrets protect technical know-how; and copyrights protect written materials."
"Qiaodan Sports lawyers says that the ‘original intention’ for picking the disputed name was to evoke ‘grass and trees of the south’ (link in Chinese). This despite its having registered ‘杰弗里乔丹,’ ‘Jiefuli Qiaodan,’ ‘马库斯 乔丹,’ ‘Makusi Qiaodan.’ Michael Jordan’s sons are named Jeffrey and Marcus."