The Making of the Beijing Treaty: Actors’ Rights Feature in Capital

There is a Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performance going on. Convened by the World Intellectual Property Organization and hosted by the People’s Republic of China. It started June 20 and will be concluded on June 26, 2012.  After 12 years the Audiovisual Performances Treaty got a new lease on life. Professor Justin […]

What Can A Famous Food Brand Do Against Footwear Using Its Mark?

As a vegetarian I do not frequent the many McDonald’s fastfood joints that can be found in China and which turn the slim people obese, just as they did with the American and European populations. I am not really certain what is on sale inside a McDonald’s, but when I was in Shenzhen near the […]

Article 6ter Paris Convention Online: Hong Kong (2), China (0), Netherlands (37)

March 31, 2009, WIPO’s first electronic publication of signs, emblems etc. protected under article 6ter Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, see here. On this day (July 13, 2009), if you type in China, you see only the emblem and flag of Hong Kong S.A.R. witn the stylised form of Bauhemia Blakeana. That […]

Slow As A Turtle? Copyright Protection Expiration in China: Lifetime Plus Fifty

IP Dragon‘s feline friend has an interesting post December 31, 2008, about the expired protection of copyrights for authors that died seventy years ago, including the painter Wang Zhen (1867-1938), read Mr Jeremy Phillips’ article for IP Kat here. According to article 20 Copyright Law PR of China the rights of authorship, alteration and integrity […]

Comparison Between The IPR in China Relevant Provisions Of the Foreign Trade Law 2004 and 1994

I have just added links to the Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China 1994 and 2004 on IP Dragon’s blogroll ( under “IPR in China Laws and Regulations”). The IPR relevant article 6 Foreign Trade Law 1994 is almost identical to article 6 Foreign Trade Law 2004 (most favoured nation treatment and […]

James Paradise: WTO Case Will Not Start Before North Korean Nuclear Threat Has Ended

James F. Paradise wrote another thought provoking article on AsiaMedia of the UCLA Asia Institute. The innovation of TRIPS compared to WIPO’s conventions (Berne and Paris) is that disputes about enforcement can be dealt with in a binding manner by a panel of the WTO dispute resolution body. In other words WTO’s TRIPS is WIPO […]