Archive: November, 2011

Levi’s Triumphs in First-instance Trademark Dispute Case

Levi’s Triumphs in First-instance Trademark Dispute Case

  The Shanghai Pudong District People’s Court recently entered the first-instance judgment on trademark infringement lodged by Levi Strauss, ordering four defendants to cease infringement and indemnify 350,000 yuan in damages. The plaintiff claimed that the double-arc design on their products is a registered trademark. However it discovered that a similar pattern was used on […]

Levi's Triumphs in First-instance Trademark Dispute Case

Levi’s Triumphs in First-instance Trademark Dispute Case

The Shanghai Pudong District People’s Court recently entered the first-instance judgment on trademark infringement lodged by Levi Strauss, ordering four defendants to cease infringement and indemnify 350,000 yuan in damages. The plaintiff claimed that the double-arc design on their products is a registered trademark. However it discovered that a similar pattern was used on a […]

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro (hereinafter: the “Law”) has been adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro, and it entered into force on the 16 December 2010. A change of significant importance for all holders of trademark rights in Montenegro should be highlighted. It concerns trademarks that were registered before 28 May 2008, (this […]

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro (hereinafter: the “Law”) has been adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro, and it entered into force on the 16 December 2010. A change of significant importance for all holders of trademark rights in Montenegro should be highlighted. It concerns trademarks that were registered before 28 May 2008, (this […]

The new Law on Trademarks in Montenegro (hereinafter: the “Law”) has been adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro, and it entered into force on the 16 December 2010. A change of significant importance for all holders of trademark rights in Montenegro should be highlighted. It concerns trademarks that were registered before 28 May 2008, (this […]
China Ranks Sixth in International Trademark Registration

China Ranks Sixth in International Trademark Registration

China became the world’s sixth largest applicant for international trademark registration this year, up one place from 2010, said Wang Binying, deputy director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at the 4th China Trademark Festival held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province on September 6. Wang said that the country is […]

Apple Bites Back with 40 Patents Granted in China

  One of the most pirated brands in China now has more local protection after Apple was granted 40 design patents on Sept 9 by China’s Patent Office. The patents cover 37 of its products including the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air, as well as the architecture of its three stores in Shanghai. Most of […]

Chinese Patent Documentation Become Must-search in PCT Examination

Chinese Patent Documentation Become Must-search in PCT Examination

  SIPO’s proposal on incorporating Chinese patent documentation in PCT minimum documentation was passed at the PCT Union of the 49th Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO held at Geneva, Switzerland on September 29. With this in effect, PCT member states are required to search Chinese patent documentation (invention) when performing examination for PCT […]

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