Silk Road Fund seeks trademark registration in Macau

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A Beijing Government-linked fund has applied for trademark registration to provide services related to the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, according to information published in the Official Gazette yesterday.
The three applications filed by the Beijing-based Silk Road Fund Co., Ltd. are seeking commercial protection for the brand name in English of ‘Silk Road Fund,’ as well as its Chinese name plus the Fund’s logo.
The trademark covers the provision of loans on installments, capital investment, tax assessments, as well as financial services, management, analysis, sponsorship, consultancy and information.
Some of the other services included in the application include financial arrangement for construction projects, mortgage services, real estate appraisals and management, security services, and trusts.
The Silk Road Fund was established in Beijing on December 29, 2014, with a RMB40 billion (US$6 billion/MOP48.36 billion) capital investment from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China Investment Corporation, China Development Bank and Export-Import Bank of China.
The Fund claims to be a medium to long-term investment trust through a variety of forms of investment and financing, principally dedicated to supporting infrastructure, resources and energy development.