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Michael Jordan and New Balance Trademark Cases Provided with Permissions by: Vivien Chan & Co. Newsletter of May 2020 Click Here to View Newsletter! For current information as to how US trademarks are faring in China, see these two articles from a personal friend, Vivien Chan, who has one of the largest IP firms in…

Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham August 2020   Here is yet another reason to file your trademarks early, in every country in which you are now or likely will within the next ten years, be doing business.  The following is a cautionary tale of timing in filing a trademark. Many countries have a “first-to-file” law…

As a relatively new member of the WTO, China is very aware of the importance of trademarks and having a trademark system that is fair, functions efficiently, and is respected worldwide. How can the new revisions to the Chinese trademark system help you and your Intellectual Property?

Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham When it comes to patent litigation in China, the popular beliefs, based either on old facts or maybe even on no facts, are that China ignores patents and treats foreign-owned patents with a decided lack of regard. Empirical data shows that in one recent year (2014), of 1.3 million patents…

New Balance, the athletic shoe and apparel company based in Massachusetts, won a landmark victory in a trademark infringement case in China. Three Chinese shoemakers have been ordered by the Chinese IP Court in Beijing to pay 10 million yuan ($1.5 million US) to New Balance for infringing the slanted “N” logo. This appears to be…

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