SPC considers whether OEM manufacturing for export constitutes ‘use’

In Ryohin Keikaku Co Ltd vTRAB, China’s Supreme People’sCourt has held that evidence ofuse of a trademark in originalequipment manufacturer (OEM)manufacturing activities solelyfor export was insufficientto show that the mark hadbeen “used and achieved acertain amount of influence inChina” under Article 31 of theTrademark Law.


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