Supporting Qiaodan Brand Is Not Patriotic, But Harmful To China

An iconic photo of Michael Jordan getting the basketball was made into a mirror-like silhouette logo, and then used with the phonetically similar name 乔丹 Qiáodān, and both the logo and name were trademarked in China without Michael Jordan’s permission. The most iconic basketplayer ever, Jordan, is going to protect his name, his identity and the […]

CNTV (CCTV) Sues China Telecom For Copyright Infringement

Geng Wenxin of Global Times, a state owned news organisation, reports about CNTV (China Network Television) part of CCTV (China Central Television) suing two provincial branches of China Telecom for using its copyrighted content without permission. China Telecom at the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court (Guangdong province) China Telecom at the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court (Jiangsu […]

Mickey, Pokémon and Dooly Still Banned From Chinese Prime Time TV

September 30 to October 5, 2010, the second China International Animation Copyright Fair will be held in China’s animation capital Dongguan, Guangdong province. Read an article by Tan Jing for News Guangdong here. In 2010 foreign animations, such as Mickey Mouse (US), Pokemon (Japan) and Dooly (South Korean) have substantial mature industries, are still banned […]

Hu Jintao’s Serious Words About Innovation and IPR in China: “Treasure As Your Life”

Innovation is for each country crucial to compete. Now China’s Harmony Express, the world’s fastest long-distance passenger train service between Guangzhou (廣州) and Wuhan (武漢) has just been launched and is with 350 kilometers per hour 50 kilometers per hour faster than Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train and France’s TGVs. Read Tom Mitchell’s article for FT […]