Blog: Toyota's trademark trial
Dave Leggett | 7 August 2003
It's an interesting development, in light of recent reports of the 'cloning' of US-designed SUVs.
BRG Townsend reckon trademark infringement is common in China, where there is little respect for any intellectual property and not much sympathy within the government - or its legal system - for trademark 'pirating'. They added that there's an old saying among aerospace firms that China would always order three of something - one to copy from and two to sell to cover the cost of the three items purchased.
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...