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Are Chinese IP Rights enforceable?

March 01, 2011

Whilst the IP system in China is relatively young and not as well developed as in many other countries, a number of rights are available in China.

These include patents which may be obtained via the PCT. Utility models which protect less significant inventions. Registered designs and also registered trade marks. It has been noted that Dyson has recently secured a victory in design infringement proceedings brought in China in relation to its Air Multiplyer™ fan against a Chinese based manufacturer Yongkang Yixuan. It is understood that a number of other design infringements are also under review. If you wish to further consider IP protection in China, please contact your normal contact at Swindell & Pearson, or Robert Sales at [email protected]

Swindell & Pearson has been helping businesses and individuals protect and defend their ideas, innovations and brands for over 130 years. With its head office in Derby, the firm also has offices in Stoke, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Sheffield and Burton. To find out how Swindell & Pearson can help you with any intellectual property requirements please get in touch via [email protected] or by telephone on 01332 367 051.