I will be speaking today (April 25) in Barcelona at a Red Points event on international and China IP protection. The event will be on the eve of World International IP Day and it will be to celebrate Red Points’ launching of its online brand and trademark platform that will offer free lessons on detecting, validating and enforcing intellectual property rights across the internet.
It’s all FREE and there will be an hour or so of networking after the talks, which will include substantial time for questions. I will be focusing on how education is so important in this space, mostly by highlighting real life worse case scenarios that have been created because companies simply did not know what they needed to do to protect their intellectual property from China. The key point: Many (most?) Chinese manufacturers are no longer content just making products for foreign companies. They now want to make AND sell their own products. This means you need to do various things to prevent Chinese manufacturers — especially your own Chinese manufacturer — from registering “your” trademark in China and then copying and selling your product worldwide.
To avoid your company being part of my next China trademark mistakes speech you should both attend this event (either live or via live streaming) and you should check out the following:
- Protecting Your Product From China: The 101
- China Trademarks: Register Yours BEFORE You Do ANYTHING Else
- Make China Trademarks a Priority
- China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018
- China Trademarks: 12 Resolutions for 2018, Part 2
I hope to see you there.
This article was written by Dan Harris and published on China Law Blog. Original Post: https://www.chinalawblog.com/2018/04/live-today-from-barcelona-china-and-international-ip-protection.html