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Answer: Guangdong. 2016 had been a busy year for the Guangdong Prosecution Authorities (GPA)(广东检察机关). More than 2300 individuals were charged by the GPA for IP related crimes; this resulted in around 1900 arrests. For those wondering where Guangdong is, check...read more
Happy to share that I am invited to speak at the One-Hour Briefing Program at PLI about "Top Trademark Cases in China - Their Impact on Business and Brands". The briefing is scheduled at 1:00-2:00 ET on July 13, 2017. Check it out and Let me know if you agree with...read more
I received a lot of questions about my recent post: ‘fake Samsung cell phone case in China.’ In that case, the bad guy (Mr. Quo) made and sold counterfeit SAMSUNG cell phones on Taobao. In 2015, the court decided to accept this as a criminal case. Quo received...read more
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Frustration, confusion, anger – when it comes to branding in China, we have seen (and heard) it all. There is a need to understand exactly HOW the system works in China. There is also a need to articulate HOW these system differences would lead to practical impacts on Western companies operating or thinking to expand to China. China is no longer the wild West; it is the biggest market in the world.
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