HK bookseller to open store, despite dispute

CHINESE MEDDLING? A firm has accused Lam Wing-kei, a former manager at Causeway Bay Books, of registering a name similar to its own. He said the firm’s store was a fake

Taipei Times
Date:  Apr 21, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Causeway Bay Books, originally from Hong Kong, is to reopen in Taipei on Saturday as scheduled, despite an issue regarding its business registration, manager Lam Wing-kei (林榮基) said yesterday.

Lam said that he recently received a letter from a lawyer representing a bookstore in New Taipei City registered under a similar trade name in Chinese.

Warning him not to use the name in Taiwan, the company accused him of registering a similar name to compete unfairly in the same line of business, while also infringing on its trademark, Lam said.

The Hong Kong bookseller said the store, originally located in the territory’s Causeway Bay, has since been forcibly closed by the authorities.    [FULL  STORY]

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