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Judicial judgment of deceptive signs - Comment on the administrative case of trademark application refusal and review between China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and Northern Trust Group

“Easy to mislead the public” is the core element of deceptive sign recognition. The specific determination can be considered from the sign orientation, the overall misleadingness, the possibility of deception, the category of goods used and the subje[…]Read full blog

Trademark “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA” in Chinese & Latin characters” Invalidated by China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board for being Identical with a Universal Movie Name

Article 32 of China Trademark Law says “No trademark application shall infringe upon another party’s existing prior rights. Nor shall an applicant rush to register in an unfair manner a mark that is already in use by another party and enjoys substant[…]Read full blog
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