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  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 27, 2022

    2022-09-27
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 27, 2022 1. Using “HUAWEI” as a search keyword for products is considered as trademark infringement Recently, the Shenzhen Futian District Court rendered a first-instance judgment on a trademark infringement dispute between Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) and Shenzhen Mingyu United Technology Co., Ltd. (Mingyu United), and ordered Mingyu U...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 20, 2022

    2022-09-20
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 20, 2022 1. Unauthorized use of the exact same design as a Royal Oak watch constitutes trademark infringement and unfair competition, and RMB 1 million in damages Recently, the Shenzhen Intermediate Court has rendered a judgment for Audemars Piguet Holding S.A. (“Audemars Piguet”) against Hengbo Zhang in a trademark infringement and unfair competit...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 14, 2022

    2022-09-14
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 14, 2022 1. The “Compliance Evaluation Guidelines for Digital Collections” – Digital collections can only be circulated for the purpose of use On September 4th, at the 2022 World Frontier Technology Conference – Metaverse in the Digital Economy Forum of the Service Trade Fair, the ” Compliance Evaluation Guidelines for...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 7, 2022

    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 7, 2022 1. Trademark rejection appeal cases will move fully online On September 5, 2022, the CNIPA issued a notice that in order to further improve the digitization and greenify of trademark reviews, the CNIPA will fully move all rejection appeal cases online. Starting from November 1, 2022, trademark agencies should, in principle, submit electroni...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – September 2, 2022

    2022-09-02
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates September 2, 2022 1. China’s trademark filings show negative growth for the first time in 15 years From January to June 2022, the CNIPA received a total of 3.9 million trademark applications, a year-on-year decrease of 18.75%. Among them, there were 2.6 million on goods, a year-on-year decrease of 18.95%, and 1.3 million on services, a year-on-year dec...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – August 23, 2022

    2022-08-23
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates August 23, 2022 1. The “Honeysuckle in Chinese” trademark infringement case reversed: the original meaning of a mark in the public domain cannot be exclusively owned by an entity or an individual On June 24, 2022, the Zhongshan Intermediate Court of Guangdong reversed a first instance judgment and found that the use of the “Honeysuckle in C...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – August 17, 2022

    2022-08-17
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates August 17, 2022 1. Tsingtao Beer prevailed against counterfeit beer in an administrative litigation The Shandong High Court rendered the second instance administrative judgement against the appellant, Pingdu City Yue Yong Yue You Condiments Wholesale (“Yue Yong Yue You”) and in favor of the Qingdao Administration for Market Regulation (“Qingdao AMR”) and the...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – August 9, 2022

    2022-08-09
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates August 9, 2022 1. Dual-track system compensation of RMB 1.86 million against a trademark infringer for infringing the “JUKI” mark The Shanghai Intellectual Property Court recently made a final judgment on the trademark infringement dispute between Juki Corporation. (“Juki”) and Zhejiang Jukai Sewing Technology Co., Ltd. (“Jukai”), finding that Jukai’s acts c...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – August 3, 2022

    2022-08-03
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates August 3, 2022 1. Vans is awarded for RMB 2.71 million based on bad faith infringements and treble damages The Wenzhou Intermediate Court of Zhejiang recently made a second instance trademark infringement judgment between appellant Ruian Guangzu Shoe Factory (“Guangzu”), Zou Zhengbin, appellee Vans Inc., and defendants Ningbo Lehao Electronic Commerce Co., L...
  • Weekly China Trademark News Updates – July 27, 2022

    2022-07-27
    Weekly China Trademark News Updates July 27, 2022 1. The CNIPA issued the “Guidelines for Intellectual Property Rights Protection at Exhibitions” The CNIPA issued the “Guidelines for Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Exhibitions” (the “Guidelines”) on July 20, 2022. The Guidelines consist of four chapters and twenty-two articles, which are applicable to intelle...