Asian Markets Put American Trademarks At Risk

Flahardy, Cathleen
June 2005
Corporate Legal Times;Jun2005, Vol. 15 Issue 163, p18
Trade Publication
Discusses several legal issues faced by U.S. companies in taking their businesses to Asia. Identification of the issue of intellectual property rights as the most vexing problem facing companies doing business in the region; Impact of the prevalence of the production of counterfeit merchandise in China on the companies; Need for in-house counsel to be cautious when seeking local counsel. INSET: Faux Sale.


Related Articles

  • Gowers adds to the pressure on IP crime.  // MicroScope;12/11/2006, p1 

    In this article the author reflects on the comments made by Gowers Review on intellectual property rights (IP). Hopefully, longer jail sentences, an appreciation and understanding of the impact of IP crime and government backing for change will raise the stakes in the piracy game and run some of...

  • Copy Catcher.  // Latin Trade (English);Feb2006, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p20 

    The article presents an interview with Jon Dudas, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dudas explains the impact of pirated goods on an economy. He cites the efforts by Jorge Amigo, head of the patent and trademark office...

  • Chinese downloads vex H.K. rights holders. Rothrock, Vicki; Coonan, Clifford // Variety;2/20/2006, Vol. 402 Issue 1, p22 

    The article reports on the exploitation of a gray area in the fight against intellectual property violations. China-based Web sites offering Hong Kong viewers free downloads ranging from films to Korean drama and sports. The content is reportedly shown on free-to-air television in China. The...

  • How safe are non- compete agreements? Robertson, Scott // American Agent & Broker;May2010, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p50 

    The article focuses on the safety of non-competition agreements such as anti-piracy clauses and infringement of trade secret in the U.S. It mentions that non-competition clauses aim to prevent agents from taking their accounts with them as they leave the insurance agency. According to business...

  • Software. Flinders, Karl // MicroScope;12/17/2006, p24 

    This article focuses on the need to address the prevalence of intellectual property (IP) theft in Great Britain. Software piracy affects the revenues of the software industry in the country. The industry has always complained about a lack of effective means of enforcing IP rights through...

  • China Combats Piracy Image. Gruenwedel, Erik // Home Media Magazine;4/22/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 16, p6 

    The article reports that China has redoubled efforts to deal with the issue of piracy after complaint from the U.S. to the World Trade Organization. Just recently, Chinese authorities destroyed 42 million pirated-movie digital video discs (DVD), compact discs and related computer software and...

  • Finding a Solution to the Piracy Problem. JENNER, STEPHEN // Screen Education;Autumn2013, Issue 69, p52 

    In this article, the author focuses on a research conducted by the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) to prevent piracy in films in Australia and mentions strategies for the protection of intellectual property in Australia. Topics discussed include emergence of three-dimensional...

  • FAKING IT. Forneyb, Matthew; Beech, Hannah; Jakes, Susan; Ramzy, Austin // Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/13/2005, Issue 23, p44 

    The article reports that the inability of Chinese government to curb intellectual-property theft is distancing its trading partners. The U.S. companies complain that the Chinese piracy, extending from brand product and software to business processes and ideas threatens legitimate enterprises...

  • The Idea-Stealing Factory. Stevenson-Yang, Anne // Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/13/2005, Issue 23, p47 

    The article presents the author's view regarding the intellectual property theft in China. China's factories are paid by foreign companies to mass-produce the ideas and designs, but much of these are illicit. Since China's economy is controlled by the government-owned companies, piracy is not...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics