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  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 30, 2021

    2021-11-30
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 30, 2021 1. The CNIPA’s reply regarding procedural issues of an allegedly infringing trademark that passed the preliminary examination or is pending in opposition Paragraph 3 of Article 62 of the Chinese Trademark Law provides that: “where, in the process of investigating a trademark infringement case, there is any dispute over the ownership o...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 23, 2021

    2021-11-23
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 23, 2021 1. McDonald’s invalided the “Mai Ke Shi in Chinese & MKS” mark The Beijing High Court recently issued a second instance judgment of the administrative dispute over the invalidation of the trademark with registration number 9631046 “Mai Ke Shi in Chinese & MKS” (“Disputed Mark”), rejecting the appeal of the CNIPA and upho...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 17, 2021

    2021-11-17
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 17, 2021 1. MUJI prevailed against Wuyinliangpin in a trademark infringement lawsuit Based on its “Wuyinliangpin (MUJI in Chinese)” registered trademark with registration number 4471268 in Class 20 for “pillow” related goods (“Cited Mark”), MUJI sued Beijing Wuyinliangpin Investment Co. Ltd. (“Wuyinliangpin”) for using the Disputed Mark on its u-sha...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 10, 2021

    2021-11-10
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 10, 2021 1. Hyatt won well-known mark recognition in court appeals Recently, the Beijing High Court rendered a second instance judgment, affirming “Hyatt in Chinese” in respect of hotel services has constituted a well-known mark and accordingly invalidated the registration of “凯悦森HyattSen” on clothing and other goods in class 25. Zhi-Peng Corpora...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – November 3, 2021

    2021-11-03
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates November 3, 2021 1. KFC’s “KFC Zhaijisong in Chinese” mark application was rejected On October 18, 2021, the Beijing High Court made a second-instance judgment that rejected KFC’s trademark application for the “KFC Zhaijisong in Chinese (fast home delivery)” mark with application number 22264630 in Class 39 (“Disputed Mark”). Disputed Mark  Cited Mark 1 C...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – October 26, 2021

    2021-10-26
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates October 26, 2021 1. Theory was awarded RMB 3.2 million in trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit The Shanghai IP Court recently rendered the final decision for a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit for Theory LLC (“Theory”) against  defendants Xierrui (Shanghai) Apparel Co., Ltd. (“Xierrui”), Shaanxi Wangfujing Outlets Commer...
  • Quarterly China Trademark News Updates – Jul. to Sep. 2021

    2021-10-20
    Quarterly China Trademark News Updates July – September 2021 1. Notable trademark and anti-unfair competition cases a. The Beijing High Court rejected a retrial petition filed by Beijing Wuyinliangpin against MUJI On July 13, 2021, the Beijing High Court rejected a retrial petition filed by Beijing Miantian Textile Co., Ltd. (“Beijing Miantian”) against Muji (Shanghai) Commercial Co., Lt...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – October 19, 2021

    2021-10-19
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates October 19, 2021 1. Starting January 1, 2022, the CNIPA will no longer issue paper trademark certificates Recently, the CNIPA announced that starting from January 1, 2022, applicants who filed paper trademark applications will receive a “Notice of Issuing a Trademark Registration Certificate,” and the trademark registrant can use the web address and access c...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – October 12, 2021

    2021-10-12
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates October 12, 2021 1. Osram successfully invalidated the “Ou Shi Lang in Chinese” trademark Recently, the Beijing High Court made a second-instance judgment on the invalidation of the “Ou Shi Lang in Chinese” trademark (“Disputed Mark”) with reg. no. 18331958 that rejected the CNIPA’s appeal and affirmed the first-instance court’s judgment that the Disputed Ma...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 28, 2021

    2021-09-28
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 28, 2021 1. The Beijing High Court: Trademark co-existence agreement does not automatically equal to grant of trademark protection Volkswagen applied the “TAYRON” mark with application number 30191626 which was blocked by the prior registered trademark “TYRON” with registration number 1613996. Volkswagen submitted a trademar...