The growth of e-commerce in China has not gone unnoticed: in fact, along with it comes a
renewed and sophisticated way for counterfeiters to enlarge their businesses, as guest contributor Dr Paulo Berconcini, consultant at CARROLL, BURDICK & McDONOUGH LLP explains using a case study example…
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Trade secrets are a valuable and highly useful form of intellectual property right and Coca-Cola is testament to this. They are the global leader in the beverage industry, and it is no wonder that the secret for the formula of the most popular soft drink in America is valued at millions of dollars.
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The much awaited patent application list for 2014 has been released and China is again in poll position, the experts said the World’s second largest economy lacked competitive edge, but for the 4th consecutive year China is the highest recipient of requests for patents globally. Continue reading “Another Year on Top for China as the Highest Recipient of Patent Applications Globally” »
Intellectual property rights are by their nature territorially limited, which means that IPR within a country are independent of any such rights existing in other countries. If you register IP rights in Europe or elsewhere, this will not provide effective protection in Mainland China, or Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, which also require different registration procedures. Intellectual property rights are territorial due to the fact that they are offered and governed by each country’s own legislation.
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