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Is it really necessary to do a comprehensive trademark search before filing?

Before filing your trademark registration applications in China, trademark attorneys will always ask you: do you wish to do a comprehensive trademark search before filing? Advantages to do it The advantages of doing a pre-filing trademark search are obvious: You ...
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Why Apple lost its case in China but Facebook won?

For those who are interested in the Chinese trademark laws, they may have heard that Apple lost its case in China with respect to the "IPHONE" mark in Class 18. As the result, the Chinese court decides that a Chinese ...
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Chinese court decides that “IPHONE” is not a well-known trademark

Apple's opposition against the "IPHONE" mark in Class 18 On October 18, 2002, Apple Inc. applied to register the "IPHONE" mark in Class 9 (computer hardware, computer software etc.) in China, which was approved on November 21, 2013. On September ...
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IP Protection by China Customs in in China

According to Chinese laws, China Customs can protect China registered trademarks, patents and copyrights by monitoring and investigating on goods passing through the China border. The Customs can detain the goods which they suspect to be infringing other's IP rights, ...
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