Although considered by many to be part of China, these jurisdictions must be treated separately with regards to protection of intellectual property. Each geographic area has its own registration and filing system, a unique legal system, and separate enforcement mechanisms. Despite the differences in legal systems, Lehman, Lee & Xu is able to offer full-service intellectual property protection in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Intellectual property laws, for patents, trademarks, and copyrights, are consistent with most international standards and there is a general consensus regarding the respect of intellectual property rights. Despite this high level of development of IP protection in Hong Kong, the registration systems and government authorities are different than those on the Mainland, as as such, require a separate filing.
With an office in Hong Kong, Lehman, Lee & Xu is well equipped to handle your legal needs in the Special Administrative Region.
As China's second Special Administrative Region, Macau, likewise, maintains a separate legal and IP system. As such, filings made on the Mainland are not effective in this region.
For a considerable length of time, Lehman, Lee & Xu has maintained an associated office in Macau, which has been very successful in protecting our clients' intellectual property rights in the jurisdiction. As such, we, in conjunction with this firm, are able to provide expert advice in areas such as patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, unfair competition and licensing.
Taiwan, a major economic center in Asia, cannot be left out of any intellectual property protection strategy. Lehman, Lee & Xu is able to offer you a full range of legal services in Taiwan, including search, preparation and filing of patent, trademark and copyright applications, IP infringement litigation, matters dealing with unfair competition and many other related matters.
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