The creative industry in China: Less copyright, more “copy, right?”


Ubi GalleryAfter working as a cultural counselor at the Dutch Embassy for five years, Machtelt Schelling decided to make her dream come true and start her own gallery. She founded Ubi Gallery in Beijing in November, 2012. Machtelt says:

“I always had a personal interest in applied arts. When I moved to China I searched for forms of contemporary Chinese design, but could hardly find anything. I visited art academies and asked what their students do after graduating. I found out that it is very difficult for young Chinese designers to start a business. This is partly because they often lack the capital required to start a company and the Chinese educational system does not teach them how to use their talent commercially. Another important reason is that graduates are reluctant to promote their products, as they assume their designs would be copied if they showed them.” Continue reading “The creative industry in China: Less copyright, more “copy, right?”” »

From IP Komodo: Philippines Landlord Liability – new ways to enforce your IP


Copyright holders in the Philippines have been given a new way to enforce their intellectual property rights against infringers in the Philippines. Under the new amendments, liability for products which infringe copyright can now be extended to landlords (of say, malls) and not just shop owners themselves. This should be welcome news for European businesses operating in the Philippines as it provides an extra route for protecting your creative endeavours. To read IP Komodo’s original post on this, click here. Continue reading “From IP Komodo: Philippines Landlord Liability – new ways to enforce your IP” »

Hello ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk!


ASEAN mapFollowing the impending launch of a new support initiative for European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) – the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk – the China IP Insider is set to become the Your IP Insider. This is not merely a change of name but also an evolution of content. Readers will continue to benefit from expert contributions which provide advice and commentary on the intellectual property (IP) reality in China but additionally, the same business-focused articles will now be provided for the ten countries which form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Continue reading “Hello ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk!” »