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An Expensive Reminder to Secure Trademark Rights Prior to Foreign Expansion

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors was recently sued in China by businessman Zhan Baosheng. Baosheng registered the TESLA trademark in China in 2006, prior to Tesla's entry into the Chinese market....more

Recent Trends in Global Trademark Publications

A recent study indicates that in 2013 China again held the title of most trademark applications published by a national trademark office in a given year. And, while the United States retained its hold on the number two...more

The Katten Kattwalk | Issue 05

In this issue: - The Early Bird Gets the Trademark: Don’t Delay Filing Intent-to-Use Applications - Color Wars: Narrowing Color Claims in Trademark Rights - It’s Good to Be Famous: TTAB Expands...more

Global Trademark Law Update: China And Canada

Global brand owners must keep abreast of developments in trademark law and practice in countries and regions throughout the world. International agreements, such as the Madrid Protocol and Paris Convention, aim to harmonize...more

An INTA Hong Kong Debrief

After a week at the International Trademark Association Annual (INTA) Annual Meeting in Hong Kong, and another spent exploring the city and its surrounds, it’s nice to be heading back to the comparatively quaint major city we...more

5 steps to take by 5/1 to protect your trademarks in China

China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its trademark law come into force on May 1, 2014. This new legislation aims to modernize and streamline the trademark process, strengthen trademark enforcement and make trademark...more

Chinese Government Issues the Third Amendment to the Trademark Law to Strengthen Trademark Protection

The National People’s Congress passed the Third Amendment to the Chinese Trademark Law (the “Third Amendment”) on Aug. 30, 2013. The amended Trademark Law will take effect on May 1, 2014. The Chinese Trademark Law was...more

What Your Company Should Know About Protecting Against Trademark Infringements in China’s Fashion Apparel Industry

It is no secret that trademark infringements are rampant in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”). As the popular phrase goes, “???,???,” which translates to “feigning as brand name companies and free riding on...more

The Madrid System Is Expanding: Is Your Trademark Portfolio Covered?

As more countries join the Madrid Protocol System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System), trademark owners should be sure to take full advantage of this trademark registration option. There are now 89...more

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