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You may have read the recent Forbes article noting China is facing an epidemic of counterfeit and contraband wine. Or is it? Three of us, with business and legal experiences in China, got together and talked about the article. Here are some...read more
Answer: Surprise – Trademark Infringement! (Sorry patent fellows!) As discussed in this series of posts (for earlier posts, click here), cases in Guangdong accounted for almost half of the IP criminal cases in China in 2016. Among these cases, TRADEMARK disputes took...read more
Answer: Leather products (mostly expensive handbags皮具); Cigarettes and alcohol (this really raises health & safety concerns 烟酒); and Cosmetics (presumably for high profits 化妆品) Relevant Statistics: In 2016, the Guangdong Prosecution Authority made 1,973 arrests...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 impact 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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