Chinese Trademarks, International

Why Brands Need to Protect Metaverse Trademarks in China

China is quickly becoming the epicenter for the future of trademark rights in the metaverse. Both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have projected that the metaverse in China could become a market worth more than $8 trillion. In addition, China’s economy is powered by young consumers who embrace the notion of a new virtual world. Don’t wait to protect your metaverse […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

How to Protect Trademarks in China

China, home to one of the largest economies in the world, is often a business’s first target when looking to file international trademarks. However, the rigors of successfully filing and maintaining a trademark registration in such a competitive market are many. In order to protect your trademark in China, it is imperative that you understand the complexities of the Chinese trademark […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

Average Time-frame for Trademark Proceedings in China

Understanding the general timeline for trademark registration in China is an important part of developing your international trademark plan. The average timeframe for basic trademark proceedings is: Basic application – 6-9 months Oppositions – 12-18 months Renewals – 1 month One of the most critical steps to registration in China is to start the process as soon as possible, to both […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

The Cost to Register a Trademark in China

Obtaining a Chinese trademark registration is a critical part of doing business outside the U.S.  Valuable protection against counterfeiting and infringement can be gained for very little upfront cost.  Typically, the cost to register a trademark in China is $1,200 in legal fees for applications in one class. Chinese government fees are $50 per class. Trademark Registration Costs Each trademark […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

3 Benefits of Chinese Trademark Registration for Foreign Companies

Chinese trademark registration provides many benefits to foreign-based companies.  Many businesses, through manufacturing, distribution, and sales, will likely do business in China at some point.  Therefore, it is best to obtain trademark registration in China as soon as possible, in order to avoid bad faith registrations and protect against counterfeiting. As your business grows, it is important to create an international […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

Tips on Fighting a Bad Faith Trademark Registration in China

In today’s global economy, it is smart to consider trademark registration in China.  Whether you plan to manufacture your product in Beijing or you already reach customers in Shanghai, it is important to begin the process as soon as possible.  Bad faith trademark registrations are on the rise in China, and the best way to avoid this challenging situation is to […]

Chinese Trademarks, International

Understanding the China Trademark Database Search

As a trademark owner, you’ve probably learned of the benefits of registering your trademark in China. Whether you have existing customers in Shanghai or you are looking to manufacture your product in Beijing, your business could benefit from Chinese trademark protection. The first step in this process is to conduct a China trademark database search. This will alert you to any […]

Chinese Trademarks, How To's, International, International Registration

Why Every U.S. Business Should Register Its Trademark in China

Today is our very first video from our new studio here at the office. I hope you are going to enjoy some of the videos we will be producing about trademark issues that come up in the future. For our very first video, I wanted to discuss how important registering for a trademark in China has become for U.S. businesses. […]

Chinese Trademarks, How To's, International, International Registration

How to Register Your Trademark in China

Filing for trademark registration in another country may seem like a daunting task, but it could be one of the most critical decisions you make as a business owner. Your U.S. trademark offers you protection from infringement and counterfeiting in the United States, but those same protections do not apply in China unless you register your trademark there as well. Whether […]

Chinese Trademarks, In The News, International, International

Massive Wave of Fraudulent US Trademark Filings Likely Caused by Chinese Government Payments

The Chinese government is paying its citizens to obtain US trademark registrations — regardless of the legitimacy of the registration.  These payments by the Chinese government amount to nearly $800 per US trademark registration that is obtained (a potential profit per trademark of $525 after filing fees).  Given that the median monthly income for a Chinese citizen is around $1,000, […]

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