实用提示:在中国和香港获得保护 (Practical Hints: Securing Protection In China & Kong Kong)

实用提示:在中国和香港获得保护 (Practical Hints: Securing Protection In China & Kong Kong)

 

The process of securing IP registrations in China is certainly, considerably, simpler than in previous years. There is now a further, practical mechanism to protecting your markets in China & Hong Kong. This suggestion is particularly helpful to those organisations that have logos or stylised English word marks that are applied to goods exported there.

Unlike in South Africa, where copyright registration is not available for such works, it is now possible to secure copyright registration in China and in Hong Kong. This is particularly helpful in cases where trade mark registrations are either not possible, or problematic.  In fact: copyright registration in China and Hong Kong is possible even in cases in which a trade mark registration has already been secured.  In other words: this mechanism provides alternative or additional IP protection in both China and Hong Kong.

What is more: both the associated costs and the fees associated with copyright registrations in China & Hong are considerably less onerous than trade mark applications. In short: this mechanism presents an excellent opportunity to secure at least some IP registrations in China and in Hong Kong.

If you have business interests in these territories, you would be well-advised to secure these registrations, if only for your primary marks.

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