Awapatent is a leading consultancy firm in intellectual property with presence in both Europe and Asia (under the brand AWA Asia). We use our legal and technical expertise to help our clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

  • Creating IP rights

    Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Utility models, Community Trademark, Registered Community Design, Unitary Patent

  • Renewal of IP rights

    Renewal of patent rights, Renewal of trademark rights, Renewal of design rights

  • Dispute resolution

    Patent infringement and invalidity disputes, Trademark disputes, EPO oppositions, Design disputes, Trade secret disputes

  • IP management

    Searches & analyses, Freedom to operate investigations, Monitoring, IP strategy, Valuation services, IPR Forum

  • Licensing & contracts

    IP due diligence, Agreements, Open innovation, Trade secrets, Employee's rights to inventions

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OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement

The PRC Supreme People’s Court has decided that OEM activities in China do not amount to trademark infringement (however, this does not seem to be the final word on the issue) A foreign brand owner has registered its mark in a foreign country, but not in China. Another unrelated entity has registered the same or similar mark in China. Would a Chinese manufacturer be liable for trademark infringement in China if it manufactures in China solely for export…