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Business in Vancouver quotes Nathan Haldane in an article on Beijing’s strong protection on intellectual property

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“Canadian firms try to thwart China’s IP squatters” by Chuck Chiang, Business in Vancouver

Business in Vancouver quotes Toronto lawyer, Nathan Haldane, in an article on Beijing’s strong protection on intellectual property.

Another driver for increasing Canadian applications for trademarks in China could be the increased awareness that companies need to protect their IP, even in cases where a company does not sell the products in the Chinese market. Nathan Haldane, a Toronto-based IP lawyer with Fasken, said in a note that China employs a “first-to-file” trademark system that allows valuable brands to be registered by “third parties looking to take advantage of business owners who fail to protect their IP in China.”