Free Trade Agreement Between Costa Rica and China

Professor Aurelio López-Tarruella Martinez of the University of Alicante makes us aware via IP Tango that on August 1, 2011, two Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) entered into force: between Peru and Korea and between Costa Rica and China. Let’s focus on the latter.Professor López-Tarruella Martinez writes: “The FTA between Costa Rica and China includes specific provisions on generic […]

Bitter Taste Avoided: South Korean Zhenjiang Vinegar and Costa Rican Confucius Institute Trademarks Rejected

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is vigorously protecting the trademarks of well-known Chinese companies. In October 2010 there was an effort to register the trademark Zhenjiang Vinegar in South Korea. Zhenjiang 镇江 is a prefecture-level city located in Jiangsu province. Vinegar producers in that region use the name Zhenjiang. Wang Xin wrote […]

Coming Up: China – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement

After Chile and Peru, Costa Rica is the third Latin American country that is to negociate a free trade agreement with China. Read the AFP article here. Free trade agreements can play an important role in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Therefore I intend to read the following two brand new books […]