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China defends its Trump trade approvals as in line with law

U.S. President Donald Trump was granted approval on dozens of new trademarks in China because they met legal standards, a senior Chinese commercial official said on Friday.

Nintendo loses trademark bid against go-kart firm MariCar

Japan Patent Office has rejected an objection filed by Nintendo over trademark issues concerning MariCar’s tours and go-kart services.

India doubles trademark fees, cuts red tape and strengthens status of well-known marks

India’s trademark registry will adopt new rules to simplify prosecution and procedures and improving recognition for ‘well-known’ marks. The improvements are also expected to cause significant increases in trademark filing and renewal fees.

Biofuel maker Poet alleges intellectual property theft

Poet, the world’s largest biofiel producer, has filed a lawsuit against a company and former employee because of claims they violated confidentiality agreement in a process used for ethanol production.


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