China

Donald Trump Wins Trademarks in China

by Adam Philipp on March 13, 2017

Trump’s Chinese Trademarks:

conflict of interest or

preventative step?

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President Donald Trump’s intellectual property ownership has been in the news lately.

(We previously discussed how intellectual property law in the US might change under a Trump administration, and candidate Trump’s use of Neil Young songs.)

The New York Times reported that Trump won a preliminary appeal to register 38 new trademarks in China.

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Business methods

easier to patent in

China than US?

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By Zeng Gongliang, Ding Du, and Yang Weide – Wujing Zongyao, from Science and Civilisation in China p. 496, โดเมนสาธารณะ, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25628379

Although it’s been more difficult to get software and business-method patents in the United States in the wake of court cases like the Supreme Court’s Alice decision, China is making it easier to get such patents.

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Beyond “China Copy”?

by Adam Philipp on February 6, 2013

China patents grow
Chinese do more than copy
More innovation

“Chinese copy” is a phrase that can be found in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. The clip_image002definition: “an exact imitation or duplicate that includes defects as well as desired qualities.” For years, China had a reputation for slavishly copying the West. “Made in China” meant a cheap copy. China’s reputation has improved a little in recent years as leading manufacturers such as Apple have moved production there. But China is still known for making things, not for inventing things.

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