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  • A brief look into NFTs in China

    2023-01-19

    The first non-fungible token (NFT) was minted in May 2014, but they did not catch the world’s attention until recently. While the world is beginning to understand and invest in NFTs, China is not far behind global trends, but has its own characteristics. NFTs have gained increasing popularity in merchandise, finance and other areas, but legal systems around the world are still grappling with how to deal with NFT-related legal issues.

  • Brief introduction of utility models

    2023-01-09

    Some essential aspects of utility model patent in China

  • MS. YAN ZHANG PARTICIPATES AS A SPEAKER FOR INTA’S 2022 ANNUAL MEETING LIVE+.

    INTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting Live+ was held in Washington, D.C., as a combined physical + virtual event from April 30 to May 4. With 6,500 organizations from 185 countries comprising INTA’s membership, the Annual Meeting has been recognized as the world’s largest IP event.

  • MS. YAN ZHANG PARTICIPATES AS A PRESENTER AT STRAFFORD LIVE WEBINAR

    Ms. Yan Zhang, the partner of Beijing East IP Law Firm, participated as a presenter at Strafford live video webinar “Trademark Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents” on September 15, 2021. Brett Heavner, the partner of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Yinfei Wu, the attorney of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP also joined in the panel. The panel exami...
  • MS. YAN ZHANG GAVE A KEYNOTE SPEECH AT AN ONLINE SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE US-CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL

    Ms. Yan Zhang, the partner of Beijing East IP Law Firm, gave a keynote speech on “Strategy on how to respond to bad faith trademark registration and malicious lawsuit” at an online seminar hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on June 17, 2021. Ms. Zhang analyzed the problems of trademark squatting in China, and discussed about the legal regulations on trademark squatting under the fo...
  • Tommy Bahama finally prevailed in a decade-long battle against the “TOMMY BAHAMA” trademarks cases in the retrial before the Supreme People’s Court

    2021-06-07
    On May 20, 2021, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) rendered a final decision in favor of Tommy Bahama (“TB”) for the “TOMMY BAHAMA” trademark opposition cases in Classes 9, 14, and 18. In its decisions, the SPC revoked the lower courts’ and the CNIPA’s decision. The SPC’s final decision marvelously closed TB’s decade-long battle against the other party, who sought return of its own trademarks....
  • “Iron Fist” Protects Intellectual Property Rights

    2021-04-26

    On the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day, Beijing East IP Law Firm gained another good news and achievements, and one of its cases was selected as “Top 10 Typical Cases of Trademark Administrative Protection in 2020” by the National Intellectual Property Administration, and Beijing East IP was highly recognized by clients for its professional skills, meticulous planning, quick response and professionalism in this administrative law enforcement case.

  • Top 10 Trademark Agencies in Administrative Litigation

    2021-01-19
    Top 10 Trademark Agencies in Administrative Litigation  On January 8, 2021, Zhichanli Network Technology Co., Ltd., China’s top intellectual property media platform, published the Top 10 China Intellectual Property Agencies Rankings. Beijing East IP was ranked in the Top 10 Trademark Agencies in Administrative Litigation for the following two cases.  Case 1 – Lonely Planet is not so lonely In ...
  • The Long-Awaited Fourth Amendment to the Chinese Patent Law: An In-Depth Look

    2020-12-29

    “The revisions generally serve the proclaimed purposes of placing greater importance on and strengthening IP protection, optimizing enforcement of patent rights, increasing deterrence to infringement, and promoting patent utilization and commercialization of inventions.”

  • MS. HUI SHI’S ONLINE LECTURE FOR GERMAN CLIENTS WAS HELD SUCCESSFULLY

    2020-12-16

    Ms. Hui Shi, senior associate of Beijing East IP Law Firm, was invited by our German clients to share some key issues on IP protection in China through an online lecture.