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铜表荣誉 | 铜表律所及张海若荣登WTR2022年度全球领先商标律所及律师榜单

2022年3月2日,国际知名的商标法律信息权威媒体《世界商标评论》(World Trademark Review,简称WTR)发布了2022年度的全球商标领域领先律所及律师名录,铜表律所及张海若律师被再次评为领先律师事务所及领先律师。

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铜表两位合伙人入选北京市律协涉外人才库

日前,为深入学习贯彻习近平法治思想,贯彻落实习近平总书记关于积极发展涉外法律服务的重要指示精神,加快培养一批政治素质过硬,精通外国法、具备国际视野和较强法律实战能力的高素质涉外律师人才,更好地维护我国经济安全和发展利益,维护我国在海外的机构、人员合法权益,进一步为北京市“十四五”发展规划实施及“两区”建设贡献力量,不断培养储备一批通晓国际规则、具有世界眼光和国际视野的高素质涉外律师人才,提升北京市涉外法律服务水准和国际影响力,北京市律师协会决定在现有基础上,再次扩充北京市律师协会涉外律师人才库。

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Admissibility of Market Survey in Trademark Cases

Market survey evidence was rarely adduced in trademark cases due to high cost, supposedly inherently unreliability and uncertain admissibility by China court. But China Supreme Court and Beijing High Court have gradually made clear that certain market survey evidence can be used as evidence in court. We also saw more and more trademark court decisions where the court admitted market survey evidence in complex and high-stake trademark cases.

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Court provided protection for fashion design against knock-offs

Fashion designs are difficult to protect. Usually, aspects of product design do not qualify for protection under copyright law or trademark law, while design patents are difficult and expensive to obtain. Even if copyright protection is available, it could be difficult to enforce. When facing an infringer selling knockoffs copying hundreds of original designs of one company, it is time-and-cost-consuming for that company to file hundreds of separate copyright infringement lawsuits against that infringer.

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Cracking down bad faith trademark filings campaign launched

March 24, 2021, China National Intellectual Property Administration(“CNIPA”) issued a nationwide special action plan to crack down bad faith and preemptive trademark filings. According to the action plan, CNIPA will conduct a special operation from March 2021 to December 2021 to crack down on the bad faith and preemptive trademark filings, to enhance the quality of trademark filings, address social concerns over this issue, and help create a better environment for innovation and business.

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案例分析 | 对注册超过5年的商标能否提起侵权诉讼?

在常见的商标侵权案件中,被控侵权商标一般未注册,或是申请中的商标、异议中的商标。一旦相对方将涉嫌侵权的商标成功注册了,权利人往往选择先就对方的注册商标提起无效或撤销程序。但有时行政程序结果不理想、或耗时太长,在这种情况下,权利人可考虑直接提起民事侵权诉讼,要求停止使用并主张损害赔偿,以民事程序的有利结果来引导行政程序最终的妥善解决。 本文结合双方之间权利冲突的不同类型,尤其是针对注册超过5年的注册商标能否提起侵权诉讼,主张停用并请求损害赔偿,以及此类案件中往往发生的民事行政程序交叉进行分析,并提出相应的建议。

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1st civil decision on misuse of trademark registration system

The court decision in BRITA GMBH v. a Shanghai company [case no. (2017) hu 0112 minchu 26614)] issued by a Shanghai district court in September 2020, is the first civil decision in China where the defendant was found unfair competition by filing bad faith trademark applications, oppositions, and invalidations against the plaintiff.

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Legal risks of buying a trademark with a title defect

When ones own brand is preemptively registered by another person, or when one"s well-designed trademark is identical to a prior registered trademark, there are usually two ways of dealing with the problem. The regular remedy is nothing more than actively filing an opposition, invalidation, or withdrawal request to remove the applying barrier or conservatively modifying the original design. However, it can be difficult, costly, and time-consuming to cancel a bad-faith registration. The unconventional measures include short and simple measures such as buying the other party"s registered trademark, buying the other party"s company, etc. The "buy-it-all" strategy is a quick fix for superficial problems and is popular with the rich and powerful.

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铜表代表 “HeyJuice”赢得商标行政二审 为关联民事侵权案赢下关键一役

近日,北京市高级人民法院在“HeyJuice”商标无效宣告请求案件二审中,作出了撤销一审判决、驳回杭州奇异鸟饮品科技连锁有限公司(以下简称奇异鸟公司)诉讼请求的判决结果,北京和聚网络科技有限公司(以下简称和聚公司)在第32类果汁等商品上的HeyJuice核心商标注册得以维持。

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Review criteria of jurisdictional dispute involving joint infringement issues

SPC concludes that at the stage of jurisdictional objection, in principle it is only necessary to hear the facts related to the establishment of the jurisdiction of the case. If the facts related to the establishment of the jurisdiction connection involve the substantive dispute of the case, it is only necessary to examine whether the prima facie evidence of the case can prove the existence of an arguable jurisdiction connection, while with substantive dispute untouched.

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