chinese_flag.jpgIPNews® – Chinese officials have blocked the trademark registration of “Tesla” by U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. in light of a prior registration.

A Chinese man, Zhan Boasheng, obtained a trademark registration for “Tesla” in 2009, and is now demanding that Tesla Motors pay more than $30 million for rights to the name.  Other American-based companies, including Apple, have had difficulties acquiring trademark rights for its products in China.  To continue reading, click: Trademark Barriers for Tesla in China