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  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – May 24, 2023

    Weekly China Trademark News Updates May 24, 2023 1. “Adidas” was recognized as a well-known mark and successfully fended off “qdidas” Disputed Mark Reg. No. 19502292 Cited Mark 1 Reg. No. 71092 Cited Mark 2 Reg. No. G1037620 Cited Mark 3 Reg. No. 3336263 The Beijing High Court recently concluded an administrative trademark invalidation dispute between the appellant Tianjin Jiuhong ...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – May 10, 2023

    2023-05-10
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates May 10, 2023 1. The CNIPA issued the “Work Plan for Systemically Governing Bad Faith Trademark Registration and Promoting High-quality Development (2023-2025)” On May 8, 2023, the CNIPA issued the ” Work Plan for Systemically Governing Bad Faith Trademark Registration and Promoting High-quality Development (2023-2025).” The work plan ...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 25, 2023

    2023-04-25
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 25, 2023 Summary of the Supreme People’s Court’s Annual Trademark Cases On April 23, 2023, the Supreme People’s Court released the summary of its annual intellectual property cases, among them, there are civil and administrative trademark cases as follows. (1) Civil trademark cases  A trademark owner shall not prohibit others from legitimate use of the...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 19, 2023

    2023-04-19
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 19, 2023 1. Chivas successfully invalidated a copy registered on coffee, tea, and cookies A Beijing company registered the “Zhihuashi CHIVAS” mark (“Disputed Mark”) in May 2015, which was partially rejected and published for opposition for Coffee; Tea; Sweetmeats [Candy]; Honey; Cookies; Noodles; Prawn cracker; Ice cream. An opposition was raised again...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 12, 2023

    2023-04-12
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 12, 2023 1. Ralph Lauren was awarded RMB 3.3 million in an unfair competition dispute involving storefront decorations The Jiangsu High Court recently concluded an unfair competition dispute between Ralph Lauren Company, Polo/Lauren Co., Ltd. (“Polo Lauren”), Ralph Lauren Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“Ralph Lauren Shanghai”), Shanghai Ruifa Clothing C...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 4, 2023

    2023-04-04
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 4, 2023 1. Nokia was awarded RMB 3 million in compensation based on its famous but discontinued product name and decoration The Guangdong High Court recently concluded a final judgment on a trademark infringement and unfair competition case between Nokia Corporation (“Nokia”) and Shenzhen Nuoyaxin Technology Group Co., Ltd. (“Nuoyaxin”). The court orde...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 28, 2023

    2023-03-28
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 28, 2023 1. Several new regulations on applying for color protection in the Madrid Agreement came into effect on February 1, 2023 On February 1, 2023, the amendments to the “Rules for the Implementation of the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks” and the “Administrative Regulations for the Implementatio...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 22, 2023

    2023-03-22
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 22, 2023 1. Louis Vuitton successfully fend off the “LK & Design” mark Disputed Mark Cited Mark 1 Cited Mark 2 Reg. No. 28085116 Reg. No. G1249344 Reg. No. 241081 The Beijing High Court recently concluded an administrative trademark invalidation between the appellant Guangzhou Xiangfei Leather Goods Co., Ltd. (“Xiangfei”) and Louis Vuitton...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 15, 2023

    2023-03-15
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 15, 2023 1. The CNIPA issued the “Guidelines for Handling Administrative Intellectual Property Service Matters” On March 10, 2023, the CNIPA issued the “Guidelines for Handling Administrative Intellectual Property Service Matters” that materialized the basis, application documents, and conditions when handling patents, trademarks, and...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 7, 2023

    2023-03-07
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 7, 2023 1. The CNIPA commented on the Draft Amendment of the China Trademark Law at February routine press briefing On February 22, the CNIPA held its routine press briefing where the CNIPA commented the following six points on the Draft Amendment of the China Trademark Law. First, complying with the development requirements of the new era, which inclu...