China Trademarks and the Real Life Meaning of First to File*

By | China Law Blog | July 27, 2017
When talking about the China market one of the first things China experts often mention is that China is a first-to-file country. In short, this means (with very few exceptions whoever files first for a trademark owns it. The policy can cause countless headaches for brands interested in China, and even for those who are not. View Full Post
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Legal Protections for Sports Broadcasts in China — a USPTO NCAC Conference, Beijing, June 23

By | China Law Blog | June 16, 2017
China CopyrightsOn Friday June 23, in collaboration with the National Copyright Administration of China, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be putting on a one-day conference on legal protections for sports broadcasts. This event will take place at the Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel and run from 9:00 a.m. View Full Post
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2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference, Beijing, June 21st

By | China Law Blog | June 12, 2017
China Entertainment LawThe leader of our China entertainment group, Mathew Alderson, will be speaking on a panel at Peking University School of Law on June 21st. The panel is entitled “Looking Beyond: Opportunities and Challenges.” It will be part of the 2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference, presented by Peking University School of Law, the US Patent and Trademark Office, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, and the Beijing Film Academy. View Full Post
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Is Mexico Really Better Without China?

By | China Law Blog | April 25, 2017
Mexico exports to China The following is a guest post by Adrián Cisneros Aguilar.* A Spanish language translation is directly below the English version. Jorge Guajardo, Mexico’s former Ambassador to China, recently published an opinion piece titled “Dejemos a China por la Paz” [“Let’s Leave China for Good”], which was quickly and enthusiastically retweeted by Jorge Castañeda, former Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and one of the leading shapers of Mexican foreign policy. View Full Post
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