Wendy LAM

Standards for the assessment of trademark infringement cases are being refined in China.

Over the last ten years, the number of trademark registrations has increased tenfold in China. Indeed, local and international companies became aware of the importance of registering their IP rights in China, when creating and expanding their business in the territory. Below the WIPO statistics database regarding IP filings in China: IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, …

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Is there any interest in protecting Chinese character marks in the European Union?

According to the EUIPO’s 2018 Annual Report, China is ranked third among the top 10 filing countries (which represent 71.71% of total filings in the European Union). The European Union remains one of the biggest territories of interest for Chinese applicants after the United States and South-East Asia. We recently noticed a growing demand from Chinese companies …

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Can you trademark a cultural property in France?

Cultural property is defined as tangible or intangible assets of a society, which may include emblems, buildings, monuments, folklore or tradition[1]. Owned by the State or a private entity, cultural properties are generally inherited from past generations and are preserved, bestowed and passed onto the future generations. Cultural properties have significant values, given that they …

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