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Buddha Copyright Granted in China

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A Chinese court has ruled that an artist can hold a copyright for traditional religious symbols so long as they have “innovative elements” incorporated. The court ruled that sculptor Huang Quanfu “owns the rights to a wood sculpture design for Maitreya – the so-called fat smiling Buddha,” according to China Daily. The artist had sued […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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Apple Settles Trademark Suit Over iPad in China

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Apple has settled its ongoing trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the iPad trademark for $60 million, according to an Associated Press tweet. Here at the LegalZoom blog, we talked about Apple’s legal troubles in China back in December: The Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in southern China has denied Apple’s attempt to protect the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 6th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

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Linsanity Trademark Battle: The China Edition

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Last week we talked about the race to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the word “Linsanity” in reference to Jeremy Lin, the NBA’s latest breakout superstar. But who could have imagined that a similar race in China has already seemingly been won by a sports ball manufacturer? Reuters reports that in July […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 1st, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Apple in Trademark Battle Over iPad in China

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The Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in southern China has denied Apple’s attempt to protect the name “iPad” by throwing out its lawsuit against Proview Technology based in Shenzhen. In trying to protect the name “iPad” in China, Apple filed the lawsuit against the tech company alleging trademark infringement. Proview contends, however, that it registered […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 7th, 2011 at 10:08 am

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