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  • Repeated trademark infringer fined for RMB 4.9 million

    Repeated trademark infringer fined for RMB 4.9 million Background Vans, Inc. (“Vans”) sued Wenzhou Shuangxiang Co., Ltd., (“Shuangxiang”) for infringing its trademark right when Shuangxiang manufactured and sold shoes using Vans’ Cited Marks and requested the court to order quintuple punitive damages based on Shuangxiang’s unjustified gains. Vans claimed that not only did Shuangxiang infringed...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – May 17, 2022

    2022-05-17
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates May 17, 2022 1. The Beijing IP Court reversed the lower court’s decision and supported RMB 5 million in damages for Wilo China The Beijing Intellectual Property (“IP”) Court recently ruled in favor of Wilo (China) Pump System Co., Ltd. (“Wilo China”) against Wilo Pump Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (“Jiangsu Wilo”), Beijing Sunshine Keyuxin Energy Technology C...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – May 10, 2022

    2022-05-10
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates May 10, 2022 1. The Hague Agreement and the Marrakesh Treaty entered into force in China on May 5, 2022 The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (“Hague Agreement”) and the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (“Marrakesh T...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 27, 2022

    2022-04-28
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 27, 2022 1. The Beijing High Court released typical cases of intellectual property punitive damages On April 25, 2022, the Beijing High Court held a press conference to release the Guidelines for the Application of Punitive Damages in Civil Cases of Intellectual Property Infringement to further standardize the applicable standards of punitive damages i...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 20, 2022

    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 20, 2022 1. CNIPA continues its “zero tolerance” attitude towards cracking down on bad faith trademark registrations The CNIPA recently issued a notice on Continued Crackdown on Bad Faith Trademark Registrations. The notice states that the special campaign against bad faith squatting and hoarding of trademarks has achieved remarkable result...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 8, 2022

    2022-04-12
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 12, 2022 1. P&G’s “Safeguard in Chinese” mark was recognized as a well-known mark On September 20, 2010, Shijiazhuang Longtai Knitting Products Co., Ltd. (“Longtai”) filed the “Shu Fu Jia in Chinese” trademark (“Disputed Mark”) application that was later allowed for registration in Class 24 for textile towels and bath towels. In 2018, P&G filed...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – April 8, 2022

    2022-04-08
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates April 08, 2022 1. The Supreme People’s Court issued the Decision on Amending the Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on the Application of the Civil Procedure Law of China On March 22, 2022, the Judicial Committee of the Supreme People’s Court deliberated and approved the Decision on Amending the Interpretation of the Supreme Peopl...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 30, 2022

    2022-03-30
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 30, 2022 1. RMB 10 million in damages demanded against “The Sound” TV Show “The Sound” is an original singing competition show launched by China’s Hunan Satellite TV. Beijing Immersive Culture Co., Ltd. (“Immersive Culture”) believes that the mark “The Sound in Chinese” (roughly translated as “sounds like in the scene”) (“Disputed Mar...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 22, 2022

    2022-03-22
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 22, 2022 1. The Supreme People’s Court released judicial interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, effective March 20 Recently, the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of China” (hereinafter referred to as the “Interpretation”...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – March 15, 2022

    2022-03-15
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates March 15, 2022 1. The Supreme People’s Court Annual Report – 541,000 First Instance IP Cases On March 8, 2022, President of the Supreme People’s Court Qiang Zhou reported in the work of the Supreme People’s Court at the National People’s Congress that, in 2021, courts nationwide concluded 541,000 first instance intellectual property cases. ...