A Chinese individual filed an application for mark containing TOM FORD in class 9 and the client filed an opposition against the mark based on the grounds: 1) the opposed mark is similar to the opponent's prior marks protected in other classes covering fashion products; 2) the mark is a preemptive filing of the opponent's prior used mark of high reputation; 3) the opposed mark infringes the opponent's right to his personal name; and 4) the opposed mark was filed in bad faith and will cause unhealthy influence on the society. The opponents failed before the Trademark Office and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and then filed an appeal before the Court. Since TOM FORD trademark was not extensively used in China prior to the filing date of the opposed mark and the goods covered by the opposed mark and the opponent's marks are in different classes, the Trademark Office and the TRAB did not recognize any ground of the opposition while the first instance court overturns the TRAB's decision by recognizing the opponent's right to his personal name TOM FORD. The right to name of a foreign individual is recognized in this case although the name had not yet been used by the opponent in connection with the goods covered by the opposed mark.