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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why should I monitor trademark applications?

Trademark owners are responsible for enforcing their own trademark rights, including the monitoring of others' use of marks that are similar to their own. The China Trademark Office (CTMO) is responsible only for assessing applications and registerin[…]Read full blog

Why do I need an attorney to analyze my search results?

Your search results can be hundreds of pages long, and determining whether a conflict exists requires a multi-factor analysis that isn't always straightforward. It can be vital to have an experienced trademark attorney carefully analyze your search r[…]Read full blog

How do I choose a trademark class?

When you apply for trademark registration, you must identify the class of goods or services that your trademark covers. It's important to choose the right class, because if you get it wrong, you may not be able to register a trademark. And if you do […]Read full blog

What are trademark classes?

The China trademark search stem divides all goods and services into 45 trademark classes — 34 for goods and 11 for services. There are many goods or services that fall into each class, and they're not always obvious from the class name. When you file[…]Read full blog
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