China marks all over SCS': Online news service bares Chinese massive claims on disputed areas
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China has registered trademarks over hundreds of land features scattered throughout the South China Sea, a move opposed by other claimants to the disputed waters, BenarNews, a Washington-based online news service, reported Thursday. BenarNews said records show that Sansha City – which is responsible for administering China’s claims in the South China Sea – filed thousands of domestic trademark applications covering 281 specific rocks, reefs, shoals and other contested features as well as entire regions of the South China Sea. Each of these trademarks is composed of the feature’s name in stylized Chinese calligraphy and is categorized under one of 45 international trademark classes, which cover everything from musical instruments to legal services. Many also include an English transliteration of the feature’s name and an illustrated logo that offers a colorful view of the feature as seen from above.
Cruz, M.V., & Araja, R. N. (2021, April 16). 'China marks all over SCS': Online news service bares Chinese massive claims on disputed areas. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A2.
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Disputes; Land reclamation; Territorial waters; Governments; Law of the sea; Fishers; BenarNews; Hofstra University; Bayan Muna; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines; Homonhon Environmental Rescue Organization (HERO); Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS); Ku, Julian; Gaite, Ferdinand; Abueme, Villardo
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