Presentation on theme: "Issues on Trademark Squatting Issues on Trademark Squatting Di(Deland) WU, Lung Tin Manager of Trademark Dept./ Trademark Attorney."— Presentation transcript:
Issues on Trademark Squatting Issues on Trademark Squatting Di(Deland) WU, Lung Tin Manager of Trademark Dept./ Trademark Attorney
Regulations of Trademark Squatting in Chinese Trademark Law I Acts related to articles 31, 13 and 15 of Chinese trademark law 1.Article 31: --Damage the existing prior rights of others, or register the trademark that has been used by others and has become influential - An application for a trademark registration shall not create any prejudice to the prior right of another person; - Squatting other peoples trademark with a certain reputation and having been used by unfair means is not allowable. 2
Regulations of Trademark Squatting in Chinese Trademark Law 2. Article 13 -- the copy, imitation or translation of a well- known trademark of others 3. Article 15 -- an agent or a representative registers the trademark of the principal or the represented in his/her own name without authorization. 3
Regulations of Trademark Squatting in Chinese Trademark Law II: Other acts of unfair competition 1. Article 41 -- miscellaneous provision regulating other acts of unfair competition, as legislation cannot list all acts of unfair competition, the miscellaneous provision is necessary. 2. Article 10.8 -- other bad influences. 4
Review of Opposition against Trademark "RICHARD WOLF" (Article 31) The opposed trademark RICHARD WOLF Designated goods Medical apparatus Class: 10 The opponent: RICHARD WOLF GMBH The opposed party: Beijing Xiji Kaiyuan Technology Development Ltd. 5
6 Comments 1. Is evil intention a necessary element to judge violations of the right of trade name? 2. Shall the fame of prior trade name be higher than a certain reputation which is regulated in the last half part of Article 31?
Opposition against Trademark Q-BEN (Article 13) The opposed trademark The cited trademark Q-BEN BenQ Applicant: Q-BEN TECHNOLOGY GROUP(HK) LTD. BenQ Corporation Designated goods (Class 9): Computer peripheral devices; Scanners; Liquid crystal display Satellite navigational apparatus; Camcorders; etc. 7
Comments 1. Whether the cited trademark is a well-known trademark? 2. Whether the opposed trademark is a copy and imitation of the cited trademark? 3. Whether the opposed trademark used on the designated goods will mislead the public and lead to damage to the interests of the registrant of the well-known trademark? 8
Opposition against Trademark 95539 (Artilce 10.8) The opposed trademark 95539 Applicant CAO Zhufan Designated services (Class 39) Freighting; Transport Opponent China Southern Air Holding Company 9
10 Review of Opposition against Trademark AARON BASHA & logo (Article 41) Opposed trademark Applicant DI Pengfei Designated goods (Class 14) Precious metals, unwrought or semi-wrought; Ornaments. Cited trademark Applicant AARON BASHA CORP. Designated goods (Class 14) Precious stones; jewelry.
Comments 11 Application of Article 41.1 of Chinese Trademark Law. TRAB will apply to the article if the evidence filed by the applicant is sufficient. Court: will not intend to involve the interests of a particular party in the case.