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TIME FOR A CHANGE?

TIME FOR A CHANGE?

The new look ETP website is online! It’s been a busy and exciting few years growing our business and helping our fabulous clients source and develop products. While we’ve enjoyed every minute, our old website was looking a little left behind. It has served us well, but it was definitely time for a sprucing up. Hopefully you’ll find the new layout easier to navigate, and you can expect to see a lot of exciting changes and...

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The Blacklist

The Blacklist

After years of sourcing, recording, researching and reporting, ETP has an extensive list of companies that we have identified to have been involved in and partaken in scamming their customers or mishandling their orders. We have a database of over 3500 companies worldwide reported for fraudulent, scamming behaviour and mishandling of orders. To ensure that they are not trying to contact you or are already doing business with you, simply...

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Trademarks in China: How hard can it be?

Trademarks in China: How hard can it be?

China is simply a massive market growing at an astounding rate. The appetite for foreign brands and products is developing and evolving with every year. For many companies China is still considered to be an untapped resource, offering huge potential sales and market share. However, these companies are also wary about doing business here for a number of very good reasons. The possibility of trademark infringement is one very big reason. Over...

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Irish Trade and Investment Mission to China

Irish Trade and Investment Mission to China

Recently, I had the privilege of attending the breakfast for the Irish Trade and Investment Mission to China. Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, there were some really poignant speeches from An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. Afterwards, I also briefly visited the Tourism Ireland lunch, which was in great attendance by many locals. It’s clear that there’s a real drive back home to make...

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Enter the Panda is proud to support the 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Irish Ball, Beijing 2012

This year marked the 20th Anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Ball in Beijing. With the luck of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day this year landed on a Saturday, so around about the time everyone back home was lining Dame Street for the parade, we were all dolled up for an event that raises tens of thousands of Yuan for great causes each year. As well as supporting the Beijing GAA and Beijing Celtics clubs, this year the Irish...

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Apple vs Proview: A Slice of the Pie

The following is a simplistic and very basic interpretation of what is going on with Apple’s trademark infringement case for the name “iPad” in China. The thoughts and views expressed here are my personal opinions. What can we learn from the Apple vs Proview ongoing case? In the early 2000’s Apple hired a company, Proview Taiwan, to purchase the trademarks for several product names in the Asia area, including in mainland...

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