Precious Lessons Learned From Hermès’ Unregistered Trademark In China

Love for horses, Love for gemsAlthough Hermès registered its trademark in China since 1977, it had not yet registered its Chinese name 爱马仕 (Ài mǎ shì) as a trademark the Legal Evening News wrote, according to Shanghai Daily, see here. In 1995 Dafeng Garment Factory registered a trademark 爱玛仕 (Ài mǎ shì), which is, indeed, pronounced exactly the […]

IP Dragon Checks International Clothes Market in Beijing: “Waterbedding” Effect of Trademark Enforcement

Building of the International Clothes Market  While all eyes are fixed on Silk Market in Beijing, IP Dragon focuses its attention to the International Clothes Market in Beijing to check whether counterfeit apparel and bags were on sale. Let’s first take a look at the notorious Silk Market. Tim Smith of Rouse Beijing sent his intern Dominic […]

Beijing’s Silk Market

IP Komodo’s friend Tim Smith of Rouse was curious to know what was happening at the famous Beijing Silk Market. He asked his intern Dominic to take a look and here is what they found. Large public notices appear around the market issued by the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce, concerning counterfeit goods. The […]

What Is the Superlative of Contributory Liability?… Local State Supervision Liability?

Managing IP magazine, had a link to an interesting China Daily article, see here in which a State Administration for Radio Film and Television (SARFT) official was quoted as saying that it is “working on the establishment of an internet audio-visual programs industry association (..)”. The application has been submitted and it now waiting approval […]