China Trademarks: Should You Register A Movie Title as a Trademark?

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Unlike copyrights, trademarks are country-by-country, so what is true in the U.S. is irrelevant in China. Read More

I’ve Lost my IP and NOW I Need Some “Quick” Advice

 /  Legal  / 
It is a truism to say that much is in flux with China these days. It is another truism to say that flux increases risk. But both of these things are true and those who do not act accordingly are going to suffer. Read More

China Trademark Theft. It’s Baaaaaack in a Big Way

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Starting about a year or so ago, our China trademark lawyers started getting a ton of China trademark theft calls and the number of those calls has been accelerating ever since. Read More

China Trademarks: The Hits Just Keep on Coming

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Faithful readers of the blog will remember that we have expressed a combination of incredulity and bemusement at the massive numbers of trademark applications being filed in China over the past few years. Well, the hits just keep on coming. Read More

Headlines from China: Less “IP Films” or “Little Fresh Meats ” in This Year’s Summer Slate 

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It seems that "popular IP + little fresh meats" is not the trendy format anymore. Instead, genre films are occupying this year's lucrative summer movie-going season in China. Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

 /  Game  / 
China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Headlines from China: How Chinese Conglomerates Fail to Conquer the Local Film Market

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With a string of collapsed investment deals attracting attention in 2017, many people believe that the Chinese government's tightened control over overseas investments hinder Chinese conglomerates' expansions in the entertainment industry. But is it true? Read More

China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018 (Part One)

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In the spirit of starting out 2018 on the right foot, China Law Blog has compiled a list of 12 trademark-related resolutions for any company that does business in China and has at least one brand that they care about. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Film Industry Forecast for 2018

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The 2018 movie box office is projected to reach $9.2 billion (60 billion yuan), with top three films each bringing in $461 million (3 billion yuan). Read More

The Rise of China’s Pan-Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Creation Venture Partners

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The 34-year-old investor is the founding partner of Creation Venture Partners, a three-year-old Chinese venture firm focused on investing in the so-called “pan-entertainment” industry. Read More