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  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – February 2, 2023

    2023-02-02
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates February 2, 2023 Major Points of the Draft China Trademark Law Amendments (2023) China Trademark Law, enacted in 1982, has been amended four times (1993, 2001, 2013, and 2019). Yet there are still issues of bad faith trademark applications, redundant and repeated registrations, improper use and abuse of trademark rights, etc. in trademark practice. On 13 Jan...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – January 19, 2023

    2023-01-19
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates January 19, 2023 1. The CNIPA released a notice on public opinion consultation on the “Draft Amendment to the China Trademark Law (Draft for Comment)” On January 13, 2023, the CNIPA released the “Draft Amendment to the China Trademark Law (Draft for Comment)” to solicit opinions. The amendments involved in the Draft Amendment mainly i...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – January 11, 2023

    2023-01-11
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates January 11, 2023 1. The CNIPA and all levels of courts held a seminar on authorization and confirmation of trademark rights Recently, the Trademark Office of the CNIPA and three levels of courts held a seminar on authorization and confirmation of trademark rights. Around 40 participants from the Trademark Office of the CNIPA, the Department of Treaty and Law...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – January 4, 2023

    2023-01-04
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates January 4, 2023 1. HDMI was awarded of RMB 500,000 in punitive damages based on sales number In December 2022, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court concluded a lawsuit in favor of HDMI LICENSING ADMINISTRATOR, INC. (“HDMI”) against Shenzhen Xindaying Technology Co., Ltd. (“Xindaying”) in a trademark dispute. The court ordered Xindaying to stop selling infringing ...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – December 27, 2022

    2022-12-27
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates December 27, 2022 1. Vans was awarded RMB 16.2 million in treble damages against repeated bad faith trademark infringers In December 2022, the Ningbo Intermediate Court concluded a trademark infringement lawsuit in favor of the plaintiff Vans, Inc. against the defendants Gao Zhilong, Ruian Jiwo Shoes Co., Ltd. (“Jiwo”), Ruian Xise Wanmei Shoes (“Xise Wanmei”...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – December 20, 2022

    2022-12-20
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates December 20, 2022 1. The owner of the “Lincoln in Chinese” mark prevailed against the “Ling Ken in Chinese” mark for trademark, trade name, trade dress infringements The Jiangsu High Court recently concluded a trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute in favor of the Lincoln Global Co., Ltd. (“Lincoln Global”), Lincoln Electric Company (“Lincoln ...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – December 13, 2022

    2022-12-13
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates December 13, 2022 1. The CNIPA issued the “Guidelines on Application for Registration and Use of Class 35 Trademarks” and “Guidelines on How to Avoid Conflicts with Prior Rights in Application for Registration and Use of Trademarks“ “Guidelines on Application for Registration and Use of Class 35 Trademarks” states that services in cla...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – December 7, 2022

    2022-12-07
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates December 7, 2022 1. CNIPA issued an announcement regarding trademark agencies re-registration On December 2, 2022, the CNIPA issued an announcement regarding the re-registration of trademark agencies, aiming to ensure that trademark agencies and practitioners practice lawfully, strengthen the supervision of trademark agencies and practitioners, and standardi...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 29, 2022

    2022-11-29
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 29, 2022 1. CNIPA released the Understanding and Application of the Standards for Determining General Trademark Violations From November 8 to November 18, the CNIPA successively released nine articles of “Understanding and Application of the Standards for Determining General Trademark Violations,” (“Understanding and Application”) which ...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 22, 2022

    2022-11-22
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 22, 2022 1. The Beijing High Court found that “Ultraman in Chinese” constituted a well-known mark and granted cross-class protection On October 31, 2022, the Beijing High Court made a final judgement for a trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute between Shanghai Xinchuanghua Culture Development Co., Ltd. (“Xinchuanghua”) ag...