American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law has an interesting article entitled: Managing Trademark Investigations for Nonuse in China. The article may be found at the July/August 2013 Landslide Magazine Site.
The article notes that:
“In sum, one should expect to pay more but get less in terms of quality from trademark investigations in China when compared with their U.S. counterparts. As trademark practice improves in China, and as competition among investigation firms increases, we can expect quality to improve and prices to drop. In particular, if the Trademark Amendment Laws are enacted within three years of nonuse disqualifying the trademark owner from claiming damages for infringement, investigations should become even more routine.”
The article is recommended for those in need of guidance before retaining an investigator and, also, for attorneys that work with these investigators.