Region: China

LVMH successfully blocks copycat trademark application incorporating its shield device

Word-and-device trademarks have increasingly fallen victims to trademark squatters. However, in a recent case, LVMH has succeeded in preventing the registration of a mark that incorporated the TAG Heuer shield device.

05 December 2022

Use of Beijing IP court’s fast-track pilot for simple administrative trademark cases spikes

Judges have spoken publicly about the need to be innovative to manage growing caseloads and limited judicial resources.

02 December 2022

CNIPA strikes decade-old trademark registrations incorporating Bruce Lee’s image on ground of deceptiveness

It seems that the CNIPA stretched the ground of deceptiveness in this case to serve a good cause.

01 December 2022

A brief look into NFTs in China

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

While the world is beginning to understand and invest in NFTs, China is not far behind global trends, but has its own characteristics.

30 November 2022

China: trademark litigation

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

China has a comprehensive and integrated legal framework for trademark protection based on domestic legislation and international IP treaties and conventions. The Trademark Law and its implementing regulations are the primary sources of law on trademark protection in China.

30 November 2022

Calculation methods for trademark infringement damages in China

Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2023

With the rapid development of science and technology, intellectual property disputes caused by trademark infringement are increasing in China.

30 November 2022

Hermès awarded Rmb2 million in damages for misuse of its trademark and iconic design elements by real estate developer

The decision confirms that obtaining well-known trademark recognition is the best way to enjoy cross-class protection.

28 November 2022

Live updates: IP offices implement measures in wake of coronavirus crisis

WTR provides an updated look at measures that national IP offices conducted in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

24 November 2022

Faster trademark adjudication using Beijing IP Court’s pilot programme

Recent statistics show that around 3,000 cases have been resolved under the pilot programme from August 2021 to October 2022.

23 November 2022

China publishes timeline for actions to strengthen trademark protection

The timeline assigns deadlines from as early as December 2022, through to the end of 2025, for activities based on 2019 “Opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection”.

07 November 2022

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