With over 200 dedicated professionals, Beijing East IP has helped a full spectrum of clients – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations to domestic multinational companies – on their intellectual property issues in China.
Ms. Yan Zhang, the partner of Beijing East IP Law Firm, gave a keynote speech on “Strategy on how to respond to bad faith trademark registration and malicious lawsuit” at an online seminar hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on June 17, 2021.
Ms. Zhang analyzed the problems of trademark squatting in China, and discussed about the legal regulations on trademark squatting under the fourth revision of the Chinese Trademark Law. Ms. Zhang further shared the views and strategies on how to respond to bad faith trademark registration and malicious lawsuit from the perspectives of administrative and civil proceedings.
As for the legal regulations on trademark squatting, Ms. Zhang summarized the applicable requirements of relevant legal provisions, presented the specific cases represented by our firm, and discussed the factors of determining bad faith trademark registration in judicial practices.
As for the malicious lawsuits initiated by trademark squatters, Ms. Zhang shared her experiences from multiple perspectives, such as responding to online platform complaints and Customs seizures, negotiations and settlements. By combining with the specific cases represented, Ms. Zhang elaborated in detail the strategies of defense against trademark infringement and claim for the declaratory judgment for non-infringement, and further provided valuable practical advices for enterprises to respond to malicious lawsuits.
In the question-and-answer session after the speech, Ms. Zhang actively answered questions from participants, and communicated with participants on hot topics such as evidence preservation and damages in intellectual property litigation, and won unanimous praise from the organizers and participants.
The USCBC is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of over 200 American companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973, the USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its members for over four decades. Through its offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai, the USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members’ interests in the United States and China. For the details of activities, please refer to