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The Power of International Trademark Protection

The Importance of International Trademark Protection With the increasing internationalization of business and heightening geopolitical tensions, protecting your brand’s identity internationally is more important than ever. Yet many companies still fail to recognize that they need an international trademark strategy. This post outlines why neglecting global trademarks poses risks and explains how to mitigate those

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How to Use Mexico Shelter Manufacturing to Replace Your China Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Mexico vs China A growing number of companies manufacturing in China are looking to move their manufacturing out of China entirely or to reduce their footprint there by adding manufacturing elsewhere. The choice of manufacturing location can profoundly impact cost-effectiveness, logistical efficiency, and overall competitiveness. This post focuses on the transition from manufacturing

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The Chinese Government Has Your Data And There’s Not Much You Can Do

China’s Data Security Landscape This post addresses the options foreign companies have for operating in China and protecting their critical data. The assumption is usually that there must be a technical solution that allows foreign companies to protect their private technical data in China. The problem is technical, so there must be a technical solution.

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The New World of International Manufacturing Contracts

Navigating the New Era of International Manufacturing The landscape of international manufacturing contracts has undergone significant shifts. If you’ve sensed this change, rest assured, you’re not alone. Gone are the days when international procurement largely meant buying “off-the-shelf” products like t-shirts or computer bags — items that followed universal standards. The game began to change

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Navigating the Madrid System and Global Trademark Protections

The Madrid Trademark System Securing global trademark protection is crucial for establishing strong brand recognition internationally. This post provides an overview of the Madrid Trademark System and how it can be leveraged to improve your global trademark protections, along with examining the alternative procedures required for territories outside the Madrid framework. The Madrid Trademark System

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Protecting Your Brand Internationally: Trademark Oppositions in China and Beyond

Introduction You’ve just come up with a catchy name for your new business, but there’s one crucial step before you can start splashing that name everywhere—ensuring no one else has a claim to it. This is where the world of trademarks and, specifically, trademark oppositions come into play. Think of a trademark opposition as someone

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Trademark Similarity Across Languages

Introduction Picture this: A young entrepreneur named Alex (all names have been changed to protect the innocent) launches a trendy eco-friendly shoe line named “VerdeVoyage” in the U.S. After gaining popularity stateside, Alex decides to expand to China. However, unbeknownst to Alex, 绿行 (lvxing), which translates to “Green Journey”, is already a registered trademark for

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How to Protect Your IP When You Move Your Manufacturing Out of China

Bye-bye China Manufacturing With no sign of peace breaking out any time soon on the US-China trade front, an increasing number of businesses are turning their eyes toward alternative manufacturing destinations, such as Vietnam, Thailand and Mexico. Such relocations present all sorts of new and  different headaches, but I suspect that before long many folks

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Cannabis Brands and China: An Emerging IP Challenge

Cannabis Brands and China Challenges Cannabis brands account for a sizeable component of my law firm’s intellectual property work (and, indeed, our work generally). Historically, there has been little overlap between our cannabis and China practice areas, beyond our representing a number of cannabis ancillary product companies on their China manufacturing matters. This is starting

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Tackling Counterfeits in Latin America Requires a China Strategy

China is Central to Latin American Counterfeiting Issues Counterfeit challenges in Latin America are closely tied to manufacturing in China because a significant proportion of these counterfeits trace back to China. This means an effective brand protection strategy for Latin America often requires an effective brand protection strategy for China as well. For many brands,