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被抢注商标人的反击:评一起因OEM定牌加工海关侵权查扣程序引发的商标确认不侵权诉讼

Posted in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Trademark

作者:何放 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

本文以2017年6月22日江苏省高级人民法院作出的(2017)苏民终442号终审判决为案例,讨论了一起罕见的法院在商标确认不侵权诉讼判令败诉方(本案中为确认不侵权诉讼的被告暨中国商标权人)承担相当金额合理费用的案件。… More…/更多

从捷豹路虎终审全面胜诉看驰名商标“跨类”保护

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金杜说法 近日,捷豹路虎有限公司(以下简称路虎公司)收到广东省高级人民法院的二审判决书,在与广州市奋力食品有限公司(以下简称奋力公司)的商标侵权纠纷中获得了二审胜诉判决。广东省高级人民法院维持了广州市中级人民法院(2014)穗中法知民初字第75号判决书,在同一案件中,认定三件商标“路虎”、“Land Rover”、“Land Rover及图”构成使用在陆地机动车辆商品… More…/更多

商标申请或注册能证明著作权权属吗?

Posted in Intellectual Property, Trademark

作者:矫鸿彬 刘宇欣 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

在知识产权案件中,权利冲突出镜率很高。在权利出现冲突的情况下,就要看哪一方能够举出证明力更强的权属证据。相较于由政府主管部门核准或授予才产生权利的商标权和专利权,著作权自作品创作完成之日起即产生、无需任何主管机关审查核准,无官方证书可兹证明,因此,著作权权属的举证难度显然更大。在这种情况下… More…/更多

Deere’s milestone win in its well-known trademark protection

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By Dang Zhe  He Shijia King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group

On 30 December 2016, the KWM IP litigation team helped US Deere & Company and its Chinese subsidiary John Deere (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Deere China”) win at first instance a lawsuit involving trademark infringement and unfair competition. The Beijing IP Court confirmed that Deere & Company’s trademarks, “JOHN DEERE” in Classes 7 and 12, and “约翰.迪尔” in Class 7 were well-known marks It ordered the three defendants to cease infringement,, make a public statement to eliminate adverse eff… More…/更多

An Analysis of the SPC Judgment on PRETUL

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By Lou Xianying(Cecilia), Sun Haoguang and Yuan Jiaqi King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

Since the Supreme People’s Court (the “SPC”) handed down its retrial judgment (2014) Civil Retrial No. 38 on the “PRETUL Case”  , the question of “whether the use of a trademark on an OEM  product constitutes infringement” has arisen as a topic of heated debate in 2016. Although the SPC gave an answer to this particular case, it did not provide explanations on other subsequent questions, which are now facing people concerned. This article aims t… More…/更多

案例丨出口产品上的商标使用是否构成侵权

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作者:楼仙英  孙浩洸  袁嘉琪 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

随着2015年底最高人民法院就“PRETUL案件” 作出了(2014)民提字第38号判决,关于“OEM 商标使用是否构成侵权”的问题成了2016年的一个热点。特别是,虽然最高院对于这个问题给出了一个答案,但是并未就伴随而来的衍伸问题进行解释,而现在这些问题也都摆在了人们面前。本文将结合北京知识产权法院审理的另外两个相… More…/更多

MiFID II – the new regime for direct electronic access

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By David Calligan and Karen Butler, King & Wood Mallesons London

MiFID II will introduce a comprehensive regulatory regime governing direct electronic access (DEA) to trading venues (regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities and organised trading facilities).

What is DEA?

There are two types of DEA: direct market access (DMA) and sponsored access (SA). DMA is an arrangement where a member of a trading venue allows a client to use its trading code so the client can electronically transmit orders in financial instruments directly to the trading venue; such arrangements in… More…/更多

FIJI证明商标三案评述

Posted in Intellectual Property, Trademark

作者:杨晓莉 张家绮 康立芳 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

一、案情简介

2012年1月18日,斐济共和国政府(下称“斐济政府”)向我国商标局申请将“FIJI PURE MAHOGANY”(第10437014号)、“FIJI PURE” (第10437015号)和“FPM” (第10437016号)注册为证明商标,指定使用的商品为第19类“人工种植的红木木材”。

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A Global Perspective: Do Parallel Imports Constitute Trademark Infringement?

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By He Fang  Lou Jiayu King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

The exhaustion of intellectual property rights is a topic of heated debate around the world. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights leaves much room for more clarity on how to handle this issue, with its Article 6 stating: “For the purposes of dispute settlement under this Agreement, subject to the provisions of Articles 3 and 4 nothing in this Agreement shall be used to address the issue of the exhaustion of intellectual property rights.” In practice, the exhaustion of inte… More…/更多

外国中央政府机构地标可否用作商标?

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作者:丁宪杰 何佟俊 李祥琪 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

点: 对于将外国中央政府机构所在地的地点或者标志性建筑物的名称(“外国中央政府机构地标”)用作商标的情形,如该外国中央政府机构地标已广为中国公众知晓,应当认定为易引起产地误认且具有不良政治影响。

《商标法》第十条第一款第一项明确规定,“同中央国家机关的名称、标志、所在地特定地点的名称或… More…/更多

谁的“七色花”?——遭遇滥用商标权诉讼的官司如何应对

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作者:何薇 王亚西 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

实信用原则是商标权利人所应遵循的基本准则,并不仅局限在商标的申请或者使用中,商标维权行为,也应该尊重他人通过诚实劳动积累的社会财富和创造的社会价值,合法、正当地使用其诉讼权利。商标权因其限制少、时效长并且与市场紧密联系,逐渐成为了权利人手中的“铁饭碗”。然而少数商标权人滥用其权力,企图以诉… More…/更多

“Good faith” to deter opportunistic trademark litigation——How to Deal with Abusive Trademark Litigation

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By He Wei and Wang Yaxi, King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Group

The principle of good faith applies not only to the manner in which trademark rights are obtained, but also to the manner in which those rights are enforced through litigation. Trademarks may generate steady income for trademark holders due to the long life span of trademark rights and the increasing value of the rights when the mark becomes recognized by the market through continuous use. However, registering or otherwise obtaining trademark rights solely in order to profit from litigation or to eliminate competition in a m… More…/更多

中国商标局表示积压的商标注册证将会很快发放

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作者:杨华 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

This article was written by Yang Hua King & Wood Mallesons‘ IP Group

2016年4月7日中国商标局在其官方网站上发布一条引人注目的消息:国家工商总局新闻发言人明确表示5月底前将积压的商标注册证全部发放[1]。

On April 7th, 2016, the China Trademark Office(CTMO) announced on its official site that the spokesperson of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said overdue trademark registrations certificates will be issued by … More…/更多

中国商標局が申請人に向けて新たな7項措置を出す!

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作者:楊華 金杜法律事務所知的財産権部

日、商標申請人に向けて効率的且つ便利な商標登録出願サービスを提供することを目指し、中国商標局は7項の新たな措置を採用すると発表した。これは、近年以来、商標権利人と商標代理機構の要求に対する初めての返事である。前記措置のうち、補正通知書の詳細化、一部業務の加速審査通路の開通などは特に注目を引いてい… More…/更多

Ferragamo Recognized Well Known in China

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By Lin Jiuchu and Wang Si  King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Group

Key issues: The burden of proof for a well-known trademark may be lowered provided the trademark owner enjoys high fame and the applicant has obvious bad faith.

Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A. (“Salvatore”) is the trademark owner of “Salvatore Ferragamo” (figurative form: ) and “Ferragamo” (figurative form:), both enjoying high fame and reputation worldwide in the luxury fashion industry.

A Chinese company (“the Company”) registered the mark No.9372234 (“the Mark”) covering lighting apparatu… More…/更多

Ferragamo在商标无效案中被认定为驰名商标

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作者:林久初 王斯 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

点:在商标权人本身知名度较高以及商标申请人具有明显恶意的情况下,驰名商标的举证责任或减轻。

萨尔瓦多·菲拉格慕股份有限公司(Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A.,以下简称“菲拉格慕公司”)是世界知名的时尚产品生产商,其在包括中国在内的世界范围内享有盛誉,尤其是在鞋、服装、手袋、眼镜、香水等时尚产品方面享有极高的知… More…/更多

China Trademark Office Introduces New Convenient-for-Applicant Measures

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By Yang Hua King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Group

China Trademark Office (CTMO) announced on its official website on Thursday, March 24, that it is introducing some new practical measures in order to provide more efficient and convenient services for the brand owners in their trademark application procedures. It is the first time in recent years that CTMO makes efforts to take such convenient-for-applicant measures to meet the needs of brand owners and trademark agencies. We may expect some improvements especially in the office actions concerning amendment of goods/services and a… More…/更多

商标局七项新措施为申请人带来重大利好

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作者:杨华 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

日中国商标局公开发布七项新措施为商标申请人提供更加高效便捷的注册申请服务,这也是近年来官方首次公开推出一系列便民措施以回应商标权利人和代理机构的呼声,其中在细化补正通知书、开通部分业务加速审查通道等方面尤为引人注目。这些措施包括。

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抢注的商标在特定情况下可以核准注册

Posted in Dispute Resolution, Trademark

作者:石必胜 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

司法实践中的问题

《商标法》第三十二条规定:“申请商标注册不得损害他人现有的在先权利,也不得以不正当手段抢先注册他人已经使用并有一定影响的商标。”

在司法实践中,该条的具体适用面临很多问题,其中一个值得讨论的问题是:如果在案证据能够证明诉争商标确实构成以不正当手段抢先注册他人已经使用并有一定影响的商… More…/更多

易守为攻——巧用请求确认不侵权之诉

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作者:何放 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

识产权权利边界的具有不同于一般物权的模糊性,容易使得部分知识产权权利人产生投机心理,使得知识产权有被部分权利人滥用的可能。笔者系2003年中国首例请求确认不侵犯商标权(中国社会科学出版社诉被告英国费德里克.沃恩公司请求确认“彼得兔Peter Rabbit”不侵权)的代理律师,自首例的“彼得兔”案发生以来的十多年里,确认… More…/更多

Trademark Similarity Issues: ARC’ TERYX = Archaeopteryx ?

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By Lin Jiuchu, Xiao Yuexin and Kang Lifang King & Wood Mallesons’ IP Group

“ARC’TERYX”and “” (hereinafter “the Cited Marks”), created and used by ARC’TERYX Company, have enjoyed a high reputation in respect of outdoor clothing, technical outerwear and accessories. The inspiration of the brands was originated from “Archaeopteryx”. “ARC’TERYX”is the unconventional abbreviation of “Archaeopteryx” and “”is the most complete and famous archaeopteryx graphics found by archaeologists so far.

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ARC’ TERYX = 始祖鸟 ?

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作者:林久初 肖越心 康立芳 金杜律师事务所知识产权部

“ARC’TERYX”及“ ”商标(下称“引证商标”)是ARC’TERYX公司在先独创、使用、并在户外服装及装备领域具有较高知名度的商标。该品牌灵感来源于始祖鸟(英文为:Archaeopteryx),其英文是对始祖鸟英文的非常规缩写,图形为考古学上发现的迄今最完整的知名始祖鸟化石图形。

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