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China IP Focus 2008 6th edition

  • Editorial

  • Protecting Unilever at the borders

    Stopping fakes from slipping through China's borders is a crucial issue for IP owners worldwide. Lawrence Wong, senior brand protection manager for Unilever in China, outlines his strategies to Managing IP

  • Enforcement in China: the judge's verdict

    Judge Lv Guoqiang, vice-president of the Shanghai Second Intermediate People's Court, tells Peter Ollier about recent judicial developments and explains how foreign IP holders can make better use of the system

  • Making progress

    Dr Lulin Gao and Dr Singer John Huang of East IP assess China's ability to accommodate international developments in intellectual property and trade marks

  • SIPO amends Patent Law

    Long Chuanhong and Ma Hao of CCPIT outline the proposed third amendment to China's Patent Law

  • The difficulties of patent practice

    Li Yafei of China Patent Agent (HK) discusses the introduction of the functional definition in the New Examination Guidelines

  • Patenting strategies for R&D companies

    Good strategies bring a wealth of benefits. Jay Sha explains how to build solid portfolios for a global market

  • Relative grounds of refusal in China & EU

    Dr Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard of Wan Hui Da compare the Third Revision of the Trademark Law to recent EU legislation

  • Relative grounds of refusal in China & EU

    Dr Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard of Wan Hui Da compare the Third Revision of the Trademark Law to recent EU legislation

  • The complexities of online copyright

    Developments in online copyright are far outstripping those in conventional protection. This makes them especially interesting, say Elliot Papageorgiou of Rouse and Jiang Nandi of Beijing Lusheng Law Firm

  • Developing laws for patent design

    Practitioners have welcomed the proposed Third Amendment to the Chinese Patent Law. Qing Ge of Liu Shen considers the possibilities

  • The costs of infringement

    As China's IP litigation improves, the penalties for infringement grow. Dr Deshan Li and Hao Zhang of Unitalen explain how the system works

  • Gathering evidence

    The system of collecting evidence for IP cases will ultimately be standardized, but right now has many variations. Zhang Jingqiang of Dragon IP explains

  • Suing the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board

    If you are displeased with a judgment, it is worth standing up for your rights. Grace Li & George Chan of Kangxin Partners explain the procedure

  • Overcoming the language barrier

    Wenping Chen at King & Wood explains why it is important to ensure that patent details don't get lost in translation

  • Finding a balance in IP enforcement

    Since their recognition, the use of declaratory judgment actions in IP disputes has grown rapidly. Dr Zhang Guangliang and Dr Gary Zhang of China Sinda explain what this means for intellectual property

  • Law enforcement strategies

    There are many ways to enforce IP rights in China. Negotiation may be one of the best, argue Yunze Lian, Wenhui Yi and Connie Zhuang of Hylands

  • Traps for the unwary

    IP licensing and technology transfer is subject to complex legislation, which foreign practitioners must understand if they want to avoid pitfalls, say Benjamin Bai, Anthony Chen, and Marcus Woo of Jones Day

  • Protecting trade secrets

    In the past year, China has improved trade secret protection. Cedric Lam, Isabella Liu and Grace Wong of Dorsey & Whitney examine recent developments

  • ''Not made in China'' causes offence

    The trade mark cast a slur on Chinese workmanship. Yuan Shihuan of BTA explains how BTA stopped it from gaining approval

  • Navigating China's Online World

    Diverging verdicts are confusing IP and trade mark owners but the system is still developing, say Dr Lulin Gao and Dr Singer John Huang of East IP

  • A puzzle for patent applicants

    Rejections based on insufficient disclosure may be troubling for applicants, but with preparation and persuasive arguments they can be overcome. Gesheng Huang and Jinping Du of Zhongzi explain how

  • Build assets today for business tomorrow

    Esther H Lim, Ningling Wang, and Tina E Hulse of Finnegan Henderson explain why it is crucial for companies to seek IP protection in China now if they want to maximise their IP value in the future


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