Judicial Application Of The Principle Of Full Review In Trademark Administrative Litigations


Article 87 of the Administrative Procedure Law provides that the people's court of second instance should fully review the judgments, decisions and corresponding administrative behaviors made by the people's court of first instance. Specifically in trademark ...

14 December 2020

Rolex opposes the registration of the “MARINER” trade mark by FMTM Distribution Ltd (part of the Franck Muller group)


Franck Muller’s intended use of “MARINER” as a trade mark was found to constitute an actional misrepresentation under the tort of passing off in Singapore. The decision was reached by the IP Adjudicator, and was founded on the basis of the trade mark’s ...

23 November 2020

Prior right of work title and character name and its protection


With the development and prosperity of the cultural and entertainment industry, many well-known movies, animations, online games and other works are facing increasing intellectual property protection issues. How to prevent trademark infringement and how to ...

10 November 2020

Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA October 2020


In this month's report, we look at the use of trade marks in the context of online advertising in mk advokaten GbR v MBK Rechtsanwälte GbR (CJ; C 684/19), report on the latest hearing in the Sky/Skykick litigation and summarise the GC’s decision in Glaxo ...

02 November 2020

The Italian Supreme Court recognises the "Burberry check" as a trade mark with reputation


The Italian Supreme Court upheld Burberry’s appeal and decided that trade mark infringement can occur where there has been a partial reproduction of the trade mark where it is likely to create confusion with the earlier registered mark. This is especially ...

20 October 2020