Intellectual Property

Protecting trade secrets: Part II

Nearly all businesses in all industries and sectors possess trade secrets. They are a valuable and highly useful form of intellectual property rights (IPR).

Protecting trade secrets: part 1

Nearly all businesses possess trade secrets, yet these forms of intellectual property are often undervalued and overlooked by their owners.

Protecting your intellectual property in China through contracts: Part 2

Structuring your contracts with third parties and employees in a careful manner should be an important component of your intellectual property (IP) and wider business strategy in China.

Protecting your intellectual property in China through contracts: Part 1

The first of this two-part report by the China IPR SME Centre outlines contract provisions to include and avoid to intelligently protect your intellectual property in China.

The key to EU-China IP cooperation

Benoit Misonne and Dan Prud’homme from IP Key say a number of significant pieces of intellectual property (IP)-related legislation in China will undergo revisions in 2014. In the following article they urge EU businesses to stay abreast of these changes, in order to contribute to…

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China: Part I

If you have registered your intellectual property (IP) and found it being infringed you will want to enforce it, but what recourse do you have in China?

Build your IPR portfolio

An important component of your business strategy in China should be the management of intellectual property (IP) portfolios.

Research and Development

In this first of a two-part study, the China IPR SME Helpdesk explores research and development (R&D) in relation to developing your R&D strategy

Fighting Trademark Infringement

You’ve found someone infringing your trademark in China, but what’s the next step?

McCurry, a Malaysian restaurant, won an epic eight-year trademark battle with McDonalds on the grounds that no one could possibly confuse the two restaurants

Registering Your Trademark in China

The importance of trademark registration has been recently highlighted by a spate of bad-faith registrations