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Who To Copy In China, Part I. Starbucks.

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

Lawyers copy.  Let me expound on that.  Lawyers proudly copy.  If I am writing a joint venture agreement on a coal mine in Western China, the first thing I will do is send out an email to everyone in my office asking for our most recent China joint venture agreements, preferably involving a mining operation,… Continue Reading

Qingdao Court Rules In Favor Of Starbucks In Landmark Chinese Trademark Case (Part II)

Posted in Legal News

By:  Steve Dickinson In part I of this series on China trademarks, I blogged about Starbucks’ trademark history in China and about the recent Qingdao court decision finding a Qingdao coffee shop had violated various of Starbucks’ Chinese trademarks.  In this post, I discuss my own on the ground observations of the Qingdao coffee shop… Continue Reading

Qingdao Court Rules In Favor Of Starbucks In Landmark Chinese Trademark Case

Posted in Legal News

Starbucks Corporation has been in a long running dispute with coffee shops in Shanghai and Qingdao over the use of the Starbucks trademark in China. Starbucks has prevailed in both actions. On November 16, 2005, the Qingdao court ruled in favor of Starbucks and it recently published that decision (in Chinese only) on its intellectual… Continue Reading