Archive: November, 2012

Ferrero's Trademark Application Encountered "Waterloo"

Ferrero’s Trademark Application Encountered “Waterloo”

World-known chocolate manufacturer Italian Ferrero Co., Ltd. encountered “Waterloo” when filing a figurative trademark application for its long-term use product package. Recently, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court upheld the decision made by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) on the ground that the trademark […]

China's Trademark Applications Exceeds 10 Million

China’s Trademark Applications Exceeds 10 Million

The number of applications submitted for trademark registration reached 10.54 million at the end of June, ranking the first in the world. According to a forum celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country’s trademark law, China is also at the top of the world’s rankings in terms of registered trademarks, which totaled 7.17 million by […]

Change in US Patent Term Law

Change in US Patent Term Law

This an important notice of a case affecting the term of patents issuing from most patent applications in which an RCE (Request for Continued Examination) has been filed. Any allowed application, in which the issue fee has not yet been paid, should be re-reviewed to redetermine if an application for Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) should […]

TW-Support Using the PPH Agreement (TW-SUPA) Examination Pilot Program Revised and Enacted on September 1, 2012

TW-Support Using the PPH Agreement (TW-SUPA) Examination Pilot Program Revised and Enacted on September 1, 2012

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) started the PPH programs with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on September 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012, respectively. The PPH programs enable an applicant, whose claims are determined to be allowable/patentable in the Office of First Filing (OFF), to […]

Defend the Flag

Defend the Flag

Protection of Foreign State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, Names and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations in the United States

Protection of Foreign State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, Names and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations in the United States
Fengbaomafeng vs BMW Free Rider Falls off the Horse

Fengbaomafeng vs BMW Free Rider Falls off the Horse

On December 2011, in its ruling over the trademark infringement and unfair competition case against Guangzhou Century Baochi Clothing Cmpany, Beijing No.2 Intermediate People’s Court granted injunctive relief and monetary relief of 500,000 yuan to the Germany-based BMW AG. It represented another victory for BMW after litigation against Century Baoma Company. Shenzhen Century Baoma Clothing […]