SIPS in the Media

Bloomberg BNA article on changes to China’s trademark opposition law


Bloomberg BNA – Changes to China’s TM Opposition Law Bring Higher Costs

Joe Simone, founder of Simone IP Services in Hong Kong, told Bloomberg BNA that the TWG’s overall numbers are generally consistent with his experiences, though parties can spend less than the TWG estimates by adopting different tactics and, perhaps, employing smaller firms.

“The costs depend on who you use and how you handle cases, and whether you send investigators to each pirate,” he said. “If you do, you will be not only building your registry case but determining whether the pirate is using the mark – thus helping to build an infringement case.”