What is the future of copyright and trademark law when cost and cultural borders prevent efforts against infringement?
We are facing challenges that the average company cannot afford to address. It is not only about Chinese attitudes and behavioural practices. Some people just choose to take what they want - knowing that most companies do not have resources to legally contest. Even in USA, CH, NL.
Will copyright and trademarks follow in the footsteps of the democratisation of publishing? It's a trail of tears and cheers - depending on which side of the path you stand.
As Ian Lyons said, "It's time to figure out new strategies...".
Chinese company tells us they will steal our name anyway
Got the following email this morning from a Chinese company announcing that they will "persist" to steal our registered brand.What do you think?
Begin forwarded message:From: YangGareth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 21 October 2010 01:08:52 EDT
To: Quantum Brands
Subject: quantumbrandsDavid Luo advise us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
We are Hanshin company based in Chinese office. We will register the "quantumbrands" as internet keyword and CN internet domain names. We have handed in our application and are waiting for Mr. David Luo's approval. We think this name is important for our products in Chinese market. Even though Mr.