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Trademarks in China and Hong Kong

Trademarks in China and Hong Kong

China's legal system is largely a civil law system, reflecting the influence of Continental European legal systems, especially the German civil law system in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In mainland China, the trademark administration is managed by China Trade Mark Office(CTMO)which is division of the State Administration for Industry & C...

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Happy ending of patent saga

Happy ending of patent saga

Patents infringement costs Apple €2 billions in cash No bad feelings On Dec. 21, 2016, Nokia launched patent-infringement lawsuits against Apple, claiming the firm is illegally using Nokia technology in iPhones, iPads and other popular devices. The infringed patents were related to software, video coding, chipsets, display, UI and antenna. No...

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Practical issues in choosing a domain for your business

Practical issues in choosing a domain for your business

The choice of a domain name, often underestimated by startups and entrepreneurs, can play a key role in the future development of their online project. Proper domain name selection provides a great opportunity to personalize the specific web space. Also, the domain name (as the basis of the website) can be used as a channel for distribution of goo...

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Apple v/s Swatch for “Tick Different” slogan

Apple v/s Swatch for “Tick Different” slogan

We don't know when exactly Apple and Swatch first had a falling out, but trademark disputes seem to be the stage both have chosen to publicly acknowledge their strained relationship. In the latest example of this, Apple is challenging Swatch's "Tick different" trademark, which features in marketing campaigns for its Bellamy range of simpl...

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