Author: Ai-Leen Lim

China further curbs bad-faith trademark applications

Provisions enacted alongside China’s recently amended Trademark Law seek to effectively regulate bad-faith trademark filings including penalties through the

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Supreme People’s Court reverses position on OEM trademark use in Honda case

China’s highest court has reversed its stance on trademark use from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in this landmark case

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Alibaba’s DOUBLE 11 trademark: JD.com sues China’s IP authority

Singles’ Day falls on 11 November in China. Since 2009, it has become a 24-hour shopping extravaganza, with international

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Hong Kong Launches New Patent System

The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (HKIPD) launches a new patent system on December 19, 2019. The system becomes

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Chanel loses Chinese trademark infringement case involving ‘double C’ logo

Background Chanel owns the registered trademark (the ‘double C’ logo) in Class 14 in China. In June 2016 the

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Draft regulations cement China’s emerging position on tackling infringement

Draft regulations from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) formalise China’s changing stance on asserting punitive damages for

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China Tackles Bad-faith Trademark Registrations

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has published Draft Regulations in an effort to tackle bad-faith trademark applications. In

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Beijing High Court rejects Thermos’ appeal in invalidation proceedings

Over a decade ago, a Chinese company filed for the mark TILIR THERMO VOGUE in Class 21 for use

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Did Dunhill score big in China litigation case?

In October 2018, UK luxury goods brand Dunhill announced that it had won a trademark battle against Chinese menswear

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China’s innovation rise – patent landscape review and outlook

For the first time in 11 years China broke into the world’s top 20 most innovative economies in the

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