Protection of Trademarks in China Is Not Problematic, Prof. Peter K. Yu Explains Why

Saturday IP Dragon was at the conference ‘Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Luxury Brands’ organised by the University of Hong Kong. Professor Peter K. Yu of Drake University Law School, Des Moines in Iowa, U.S., gave an insightful presentation on some of the complexities of counterfeiting in China.



Already in 2005 Ernst & Young suggested that the luxury industry in China would first grow 20% per year and between 2008 and 2015 with 10% until sales would exceed 11.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 and “Chinese consumers could be as influential as the Japanese and account for 29% of all global luxury goods purchases. A temporary obstacle seems to be counterfeiting.
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Must Read Monday: Bye Bye Shanzhai, Hello Mainstream Smartphones

Photo: Close EncountersTo Migrate or not. A wildebeest‘s dilemma:“Starvation if I stay, or risk of being eaten by a crocodile if I go“ Shen Jingting wrote an excellent article for China Daily about the epic migration taking place within the Shenzhen mobile phone industry. Shen is distinguishing three phases:  Production of Shanzhai phones and focus on […]

Parallel Universe Shenzhen: Where The iPads Run on Android

Androids have landed on Shenzhen’s beachPhoto Danny Friedmann By Michiel Tjoe-Awie The market penetration of Google’s Android mobile operating system came second, behind Nokia’s Symbian but was preferred above Apple’s iOS. The iPad is still the most popular “pad”. Wouldn’t it be great if we could have the best of both worlds. I mean that […]

Is Apple’s iPad a Knockoff from Shenzhen Great Dragon Brother’s P88, Or Is the Latter A Case Of Pre-emtive Cloning?

Stan Abrams of China Hearsay blogs about Shenzhen Great Dragon Brother’s P88, which is very similar to Apple’s just released iPad. Mr Abrams, never losing his ironical talent wrote about Shenzen Great Dragon Brother’s assertive stance towards IP rights in relation to Apple: “[T]he company apparently filed a design patent, so it’s doing its part […]