Generic trademarks

When a trademark becomes very popular, so popular that it is used to virtually name the product, it means that the mark is about to be genericized. 

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Exporting from China? Prepare to lose your trademark.

China is a nightmare for intellectual property specialists and attorneys. Why? Because Chinese Trademark Law is not “first to use” as in the US and Canada, but “first to file”. Thus, anyone who files your trademark in China before you has more rights to use it, no matter how popular it is in your country.

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