Foreign enterprises need trademark protection in co-operation contracts

(Author: Tracy Shen; Source: Chang Tsi & Partners)

As an important manufacturing and export trading country, China attracts numerous foreign companies and entrepreneurs for business co-operation. If there is no specific agreement on the exercise and protection of trademark rights between the parties in the business co-operation, IP disputes, especially involving trademark piracy, are likely to arise, in the midst or even after the co-operation. In recent years, this author has seen many international enterprises suffer from trademark piracy at the hands of Chinese counterparties in co-operation. Some of . . .

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