Date
21 October 2017

China slow in approving trademark bids from Taiwan, paper says

Mainland authorities have reviewed and approved only about half of the trademark applications submitted by Taiwan firms as of January since the two sides inked a Cross-Strait Intellectual Property Right Protection Cooperation Agreement in 2010, Liberty Times reported Friday, citing figures from Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office. Taiwan, meanwhile, takes only about two weeks to review similar applications by mainland firms, the report said, citing the case involving mobile phone maker Xiaomi Inc. While there are concerns about the slow processing of applications in China, a Taiwan official acknowledged that things have improved a bit since the mainland’s new trademark law was passed last year, the report said.

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