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01.03.2021 | China : Shanghai court awarded New Balance damages for over US$ 4 million in trademark infringement claims

A Shanghai court has recently awarded New Balance damages for RMB 25 million, over US$ 4 million, which is the highest amount of damages ever awarded by the China courts in favour of a foreign brand for trademark infringement and unfair competition. This is good news to foreign trademark owners, and also a perfect timing in response to the US government under the new President that China is taking a more serious stance against intellectual property copycats. In the past,... MORE

24.02.2021 | China : Distinctions between trademark opposition and declaration of invalidation

Distinctions between trademark opposition and declaration of invalidation In the course of business of companies, they may face trademark opposition and trademark invalidation. So, what is the distinctions between trademark opposition and invalidation? What are their respective examination subjects and standards of examination? This article will provide comparisons to explain about the two major procedures of the trademark legal practice. 1. Legal basis According to Article 33 of Trademark Law of PRC: If a holder of prior rights or an... MORE

28.11.2019 | China : Distinctions between registration of black and white trademark, and colour trademark

Distinctions between registration of black and white trademark, and colour trademark Many companies add colours to the design when registering trademark. Companies which make trademark application for the first time may be even more concerned about the problem with the colouring of trademark. “What colour should we use for the trademark?” I, as the editor, feel their anxiety when they are struggling with the problem of colouring of the trademark. Today, let’s talk about the issue – whether it is... MORE

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