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16 December 2015 By In Intellectual Property

Companies with a significant intellectual property stake in China should put in place an effective protection and enforcement strategy against local and overseas competitors. The difficulties of patent enforcement in China are perennially in the news; many would say China has a checkered history when it comes to IP matters. The Chinese system is actually founded on different principles to the developed country system: civil law rather than common law.

Before a patent is officially granted in China, patent rights for that patent application do not exist. Therefore in the case of infringement, the applicant must wait until the patent is granted in China before they can take enforcement action against an infringing party. This is the case for all three types of patents.  

For invention patents, after the grant of a patent, the patent owner may request reasonable compensation from the infringer for any infringement that has occurred during the period from when the invention was initially published in the patent gazette, and the grant of the patent. Invention patents are published  in the patent gazette 18 months after the initial applications. However, there may be a significant time period before the invention patent is granted after substantive examination.

12 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

Generally, the best trademark lawyers will be in large cities or in pockets of high technology such as Shanghai. Inquire whether your trademark lawyer has experience registering trademarks in your industry. For example, a software company would be better served by working with a trademark lawyer familiar with technically complex products and how to appropriately describe the software in a trademark application.

This Shanghai Law Firm, is here to help protect your business and your name.  Don't trust your extremely valuable intellectual property to some discount website.  Your name, slogan or design is how you distinguish your products or services from those of your competition.  If you're already using your name, slogan or design, then you've already developed good will and brand recognition in the market, and if you haven't started using it yet, that's exactly what you need to develop.  Don't allow your competition to capitalize on your hard work and good name.  More importantly, don't cut corners when it comes time to secure your legal rights and protect your trademark.

We strive to maintain a registration for your trademark. Note that because of the nature of the trademark law, our trademark practice extends beyond Shanghai to other province or cities.

Trade Name Registrations In Shanghai

A registration provides trade mark protection across Shanghai.A trademark can also be registered internationally. Please contact Shanghai trademark lawyer, to find out how.

12 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

Whether you’re a big company or an individual inventor that want to file your patent in China, most clients want to know how much it’s going to cost to hire a patent attorney based in Shanghai.

Your patent needs and concerns are unique to your company and your situation. Rather than tell you what we can do and hope that we eventually get to what you are looking for we ask “how can we help you” and then focus on your patent issues.

At this Shanghai Patent Law Firm, our Shanghai lawyers have filed for patents on such diverse subjects as superconductors, semiconductor chips, bioengineered cell lines, surgical probes, off-shore drilling platforms, windmills, computer programs, digital communications equipment, and complex machinery.

Not only do we have an unusually broad range of experience, but we understand how today’s accelerated product lifecycles, and the widespread tendency to resort to litigation more quickly, require that you have seasoned, hard-hitting—and cost-effective—patent counsel to help you navigate the growing global marketplace.

10 December 2016 By In Company Formation

Shanghai advertising lawyer

Our Shanghai lawyers regularly advise on all issues relating to the creation, production and dissemination of all kinds of advertising, marketing, and promotion material across all media. Our unmatched experience addressing issues generated by the influx of interactive technology and consumer-generated content allows us to help clients adapt and succeed in a world of rapid change. As experienced Shanghai advertising lawyer, we Serve clients in every aspect of advertising, marketing and promotions law.

Whether you’re online or offline, marketing today is an innovator’s game. The businesses that take risks and push boundaries are the ones that will succeed in building their brand and getting their message heard. Creative marketers need to partner with experienced legal counsel to help guide them on avoiding legal pitfalls and other potential repercussions.

At Our Firm, we’re committed to being a cutting-edge partner to today’s emerging brands and marketers. From advising on legal compliance in using social media marketing to conventional advertising methods, we’ll work with you to help ensure your interests are protected.

Contact our offices in Shanghai today for more information about how our marketing attorneys can help you.

Our Practice

The Advertising, Marketing & Promotions practice group provides constructive and effective legal advice in the ever-evolving advertising and promotional marketing arena. Whether utilizing the latest in new digital technology to conduct a sweepstakes or delivering their message through traditional or social media channels, the advertising and promotional marketing clients of Our Firm rely on the group for innovative and proactive legal advice that allows them to market effectively. 

The Advertising, Marketing & Promotions practice group offers sophisticated, experienced advice. The group regularly represents clients in regulatory inquiries and defends litigation brought by national and local regulatory bodies. The group has a significant competitor advertising dispute practice.

07 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

shanghai trademark filing lawyer

If your company's brand is built around a distinctive logo or symbol you're not alone. Most businesses separate themselves from the competition with a distinctive logo or trademark for which they have exclusive rights. But here's the big question: Is your trademark protected and if not, do you know the necessary steps involved with making it secure? Our shanghai trademark lawyer reminds you to register your trademark in shanghai to protect your logo, brand and product in shanghai to prevent counterfeiting or illegal copying.

Preparation before registering a trademark in shanghai

Why get a trademark? There are many reasons businesses obtain trademarks. They include: 

  1. Develop an identity. Your trademark gives you a unique identity that no one else can use and helps people recognize your mark and associate it with your business or services.
  2. Legal protection. With a registered trademark, you can legally stop anyone from registering or using your mark or a similar mark. After five years, your trademark becomes incontestable.
  3. Internet protection. A trademark protects other businesses from fraudulently using your name on the internet and stealing business from you. In addition, no one can enter an internet domain address that in any way infringes on your trademark.

Now Let's talk about trademark filing

Filing for a trademark in shanghai has a number of steps and can be tricky. The following tips will help you to correctly file your federal trademark application: 

After a trademark application is filed, the shanghai Trademark Office conducts an examination of the application.  For example, if there is both an objection and a refusal to register the mark, then a response will be necessary to meet the objection and to overcome the refusal to register.  This happens frequently, and an experienced trademark attorney will likely know just what to do when writing the response.  

In our Shanghai trademark lawyer's experience, it pays to respond to every office action.  Many issues are within the range of discretion of the trademark examining attorney, and good legal arguments in support of the trademark may well be persuasive.  

06 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

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We are Shanghai Internet Marketing and Advertising Law Attorneys. Why should you turn to our Firm? The online affiliate marketing industry has many unique nuances as well as many legal issues that can be difficult to understand under Chinese law.  As Shanghai marketing and advertising lawyers, We are leaders in the Internet marketing and advertising space with cutting-edge business litigation experience.

What set our Shanghai advertising and marketing lawyer different from other lawyers?

Experience: We counsel businesses and individuals in a wide range of Internet related issues including domain name disputes/theft, copyright, and trademark and unfair competition matters. We also act as general counsel to Internet based businesses such as e-commerce companies, affiliate marketing platforms, high-traffic bloggers, and crowdfunding platforms.

Structure: Our firm is centered around efficiently providing high level, specialized legal advice. We move as fast as you do. We regularly assist clients from all over the country and around the world through our case management system and online bill payments. We are dedicated to transparency and keeping the client informed at all stages of the process. We are not your typical law firm.

06 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

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Our Firm is well known in Shanghai for its strength in areas across a wide range of technologies and data, including data, privacy, electronics, biotechnology, biomedical devices, pharmaceutical and polymer chemistry, materials science, optics, acoustics and in non-technical areas, such as business methods and designs.  

Our Firm’s credentials and experience in Shanghai and overseas in patent preparation and prosecution also translate into a strong resource for its litigation, IP business management and IP counseling activities.

Technology Intellectual Property

The phrase “technology transactions” can apply to a number of transactions under intellectual property law. The phrase often applies to filing registrations of intellectual property (e.g., trademarks, patents, copyrights etc.), customer or reseller agreements, software licenses or acquisitions, outsourcing or manufacturing agreements, brand licensing, or joint ventures.

Technology Assets Protection

Like business transactions, technology transactions require clear strategies, efficient communication, effective negotiation, and transparent, enforceable agreements. If a company is looking to leverage technology or intellectual property assets, it needs to be aware that additional legal issues may arise once technology is involved.

05 December 2016 By In Intellectual Property

Shanghai copyright Lawyer

Our Shanghai law firm counsels international individuals and corporations on protection for their copyrighted works and fair use of third-party works. We have experience registering copyrighted works and drafting and negotiating agreements involving copyrighted works, including joint-development agreements, licenses, assignments, and work made for hire agreements. 

Copyrights protect the specific expression embodied in original works of art or authorship.  The owner of a copyright has the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies to the public, and to perform or display the work publicly.  Our Firm helps copyright owners protect these exclusive rights by preparing and filing applications to register copyrights, enforcing copyrights through litigation or other avenues of relief, and helping copyright owners profit from their creations via licenses and other arrangements.  Our Shanghai IP Law also regularly counsels its clients on the interplay of copyrights with other forms of intellectual property and recommends strategies for effective protection of all intellectual property rights for creative works.  

27 November 2016 By In Contract Drafting

Shanghai legal translation lawyer

This Shanghai lawyer blog shares insights on legal translation matter. At this Shanghai law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Legal Matters are normal for any business relations and transactions. Whether you make an agreement with your partner, contractor, or a client, or rent industrial premises or request for bank loans, you have to enter into legal relations with the party you cooperate with.  From mere negotiations which can be regulated by minutes of meeting to serious issues involving court proceedings.

LEGAL DOCUMENT TRANSLATION IS NOT A SIMPLE TASK

Be Sure to Select Your Translation Vendor Carefully! From mere negotiations which can be regulated by minutes of meeting to serious issues involving court proceedings. 

27 November 2016 By In Divorce Lawyer

Shanghai child custody lawyer

This Shanghai lawyer blog shares insights on child custody matter. At this Shanghai law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Child Custody Attorney in Shanghai

Protecting Shanghai Families for Close to 10 Years

Are you facing a complicated custody or visitation issue? Are you fighting with your ex regarding your child's custody? Are you worried about your child's safety, your parental rights, and your ability to see your child? Protect your rights and your children's best interests with help from a knowledgeable Springfield divorce attorney at this Shanghai Law Firm.

Our team understands the law and we are here for you. 

Our Shanghai lawyer Commitment to You.

There is nothing more important than a child's safety and well-being. At this Shanghai Law Firm, our clients are our top priority. We're here to provide the counsel and support you need to reach your goals. We partner with our clients, providing passionate representation for tough family law cases, including those that involve a child's legal and physical custody.

What Does a Judge Consider in a Shanghai Custody Case?

There are local laws in place that dictate how a judge looks at and decides a custody case.

Some factors to consider when deciding which party shall get the child custody. they include:

  • Each parent's wishes
  • The child's preferences, if he / she is old enough
  • Existing parent / child relationships and bonds
  • The child's best interests

Therefore, in building a case, you need to think about all of these factors. The right child custody lawyer will help you. Don't underestimate the importance of having the right legal team on your side! At this Shanghai Law Firm, we put our clients first and offer personable, dedicated service centered on their needs and the factors that influence their cases. Every family law case is unique. We're here to support you with the answers and assistance necessary to achieve results.

Obtain more information about child custody in Shanghai, as well as about how our law firm can assist you, when you call our Shanghai family lawyer to arrange a free consultation today.

Consult our English speaking Shanghai child custody lawyers for free preliminary consultation. Shanghai child custody lawyer reminds you that the law discussed above may change over time and may not apply to current situation when you read this blog.

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Our Shanghai employment lawyer explains how a well drafted Shanghai employment contract is import to firms. A recent outplacement client of our Shanghai law firm called to let us know how excited he was to receive a very generous offer from a potential employer. Multiple phone screens, rescheduled interviews, in-house interviews, group and video interviews finally led to an offer.

The company faxed over a 12-page employment agreement. Stunned by the length, he called us. He said: "How do I interpret this thing? I need a law degree!" Fortunately, the offer was clearly stated and after a short counter-offer, our client accepted the assignment and the terms.Many people at all levels of search put very little into thinking about the what-ifs of or details in the employment contracts. Most in search focus their efforts on obtaining quality interviews if they really are smart. Jobseekers in general don't even think about the nuances of offers or really how much money, benefits and opportunities they will leave on the table during the negotiation process. Negotiation processes start the moment you decide to search, the second you release your resume to an employer.

Here are a few questions we ask our senior level jobseekers:

  1.     Who has more lawyers, you or a prospective company seeking qualified applicants?
  2.     Who is more prepared to negotiate the terms of any employment agreement, you or the prospective company or organization you propose to work for next?
  3.     Who is most likely better equipped to control the conversation during the initial stages of the interview, the middle stages and the offer/counter-offer stages?
  4.     How much power and control do you have during the process of the interview?
  5.     Legally, what questions can an employer ask you? What are the gray areas that they probe for and hope you offer information on?
  6.     How can you guide the discussion with an employer that will influence your offer and tip the scales more in your favor as a jobseeker?
  7.     How can you avoid damaging your offer?
  8.     How can you guide negotiations by providing outstanding written documentation and detailed reference information to build you argument for a higher salary band and more attractive overall offer?


Yet it never surprises me to see the look on the faces of many of our clients or groups we speak to about these issues. It does not seem to matter if you make six figures plus or you are early in your career life. One of our clients said it this way: "The song remains the same; employers play the music and you gotta dance to it." Well, at least that's how it feels in what we call an employer's market. An employer's market means this: for every quality position that will be advertised there are a very high number of at least minimally qualified applicants. That means that unless you have a totally unique skill set you will not and should not expect to be in rare air. In other words, lots of competition exists today for any quality position advertised.

19 March 2012 By In Divorce Lawyer

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In a Shanghai divorce, property division begins at 50/50. Division of debts begins at 50/50. But property division is also called equitable division in Florida. The key is the word "equitable." This means the court is allowed to decide these issues in a way that brings fairness to the outcome. Sometimes this means the split will not be 50/50. A good example is in alimony situations. If one spouse does not have income earning capability, the court may compensate by awarding a larger proportion of assets.

Common Property Distribution questions and answers

Everything is in one persons name. Does that mean it is not marital property? Probably not. Titles, deeds, or possession does not necessarily determine whether property is marital or non-marital. The Court can change ownership details with one stroke of the pen. What really matters is fairness and common sense.

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