A pragmatic choice --- focusing on the Third Revision of the Trademark Law of China2014-02-20

On August 30th, the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress adopted at its 4th Session approved the Decision on Revising the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China, which will go into effect on May 1st 2014.

Two sides of specifying good faith principle in Trademark Law2014-01-23

The third revision to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (the Trademark Law), which aroused wide concern, was examined and approved at the fourth meeting of the NPC Standing Committee on August 30th and will go into effect on May 1st 2014.

The Third Revision of the Trademark Law: key words2014-02-21

Having garnered wi de attention and repeated discussions from all parts of the IP community over the past ten years, the third revision of the Trademark Law is now complete.

Malicious registration for overseas trademarks by acquaintance2013-12-24

Back-stabbed by an acquaintance” is a common term in China’s business circles and its meaning is self-evident. Though the social values of the Chinese people consider an act of this kind as absolutely immoral, this phenomenon has occurred frequently in the field of malicious trademark registrations in recent years.

Protecting Well-known Trade Marks in China2013-11-27

In China, as elsewhere, owners of ‘well-known’ trade marks are keen to profit from the valuable reputation they have built up in their marks, and to protect their marks from misuse by third-parties.

Infringement of Certification Marks Constitutes Trademark Infringement Crimes like the Crime of Counterfeiting Registered Trademark2013-10-25

Although there has been disagreement in judicial practice as to whether the infringement of certification marks constitutes trademark infringement crimes such as the crime of counterfeiting registered trademark, the crime of selling commodities bearing counterfeit registered trademark, and the crime of manufacturing and selling illegally manufactured sign of registered trademark, there are meanwhile a number of supporting precedents.

Suggestions for the trademark law amendments2013-08-21

In December 2012, the 13th Session of the 11th National People’s Congress Standing Committee of the People’s Republic of China preliminarily reviewed the draft revision of PRC Trademark Law (the Draft).

Intellectual property battles between JDB and GPC2012-12-25

It was a farewell ceremony which delighted many but upset one. After years of conflicts, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd. (GPC) finally got rid of the Hong Kong Jiaduobao Group (JDB).

The Determining Process of the Conflict between Trademarks and Corporate Business Names in Light of the JINGKE Case2012-10-30

On November 29th, 2010, Shanghai Precision & Scientific Instrument Co., Ltd. (PI) sued Shanghai Jingxue Scientific Instrument Co., Ltd. (Jingxue) and Chengdu Kexi Complete Sets of Instruments Co., Ltd. (Kexi) in Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court

Analyses and Reflections on the NIVEA Trademark Case2012-10-30

The NIVEA decision has attracted wide media attention. According to Mr. Lei, lawyer of the Legal Department at Beiersdorf AG Beiersdorf, as early as March 2009, its Brand Protection Department discovered clues on the case in a crackdown action.

The J-Innovation

Steve Jobs died the month that the latest Nobel Prize winners were announced. The coincidence lends itself to speculation about inevitability.

Volunteer team bails out busy court

Government supports unique intellectual property fund

IP service providers showcase products

Experts call for standardization of IP services