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China has been labelled as the World Factory for more than a decade. Whatever you can think of, it is most likely that you can find it being manufactured in China. However, foreign companies sometimes find themselves lost in a vast sea of choices, and could end up with faulty products imported from China or work with a "suitcase" company- a Chinese term to describe fraudulent/fake businesses.

In the early days of Lonely Planet, founder Tony Wheeler quickly learnt the importance of building a brand and protecting his valuable intellectual property (IP) overseas.

The most cost effective way to protect your brand in an overseas market is called Madrid Protocol filing, or International Registration. Michelle Cooper explains how it works.

Australia is a country of innovators and inventors. Sarah Scmitt explains why the need to protect Australian IP is enormous.

The Apple iPhone, Dyson vacuum cleaner, Nespresso coffee capsule. These innovative, design-driven products have become success stories...

Two of the most difficult experiences I had when working overseas were with trade marks and patents. One of these came about through...

Trade marks are essential for every business. A trade mark can protect your brand from copying by others. Did you know: registration of...

Whether you're a domestic business looking to go international or a 'born global' exporter, your approach to establishing your brand...

The value of goods exported to China in 2009 amounted to AU$42.4 billion, an increase of 31 percent over the previous year. With this...

If you are thinking of exporting into a foreign market you need to ask, does your business own or use any kind of intellectual property...