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A Level playing Field - Sports Governance and Discipline in Asia
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • August 15 2017

Earlier this year, Qin Sheng, a footballer for Shanghai Shenhua, one of the Chinese Super League's leading teams, was shown a red card for stamping on

German soy milk VS Chinese vegetarian chicken
  • HFG Law & Intellectual Property
  • China, European Union
  • June 27 2017

With an interesting decision issued on June 14, 2017, the EU Court of Justice basically declared that the commercial denomination of vegetarian or

Court grants full protection of unregistered trademark by applying both Article 13.1 and Article 31 of Trademark Law
  • China
  • June 21 2017

In a recent case, the Beijing High Court applied both Articles 13.1 and 31 of the 2001 Trademark Law to grant full protection over an unregistered

Supreme People’s Court provides guidance on merchandising rights
  • Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
  • China
  • June 5 2017

In 2008, shortly after release of Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda film in China, a local individual filed a trademark application for KUNG FU PANDA covering

GMCQ - Global Media Technology and Communications Quarterly
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, Hong Kong, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 11 2017

In 1996, Eli Noam predicted that "TV Regulation Will Become Telecom Regulation." This is happening now in Europe, where there is an inexorable push

TRAB Accepts Promotion of Trademark on Social Media as Evidence of Use in Non-use Cancellation Proceeding
  • LexField Law Offices
  • China
  • May 3 2017

In a non-use cancellation action decided in March 2017, the China Trademark Review & Adjudication Board (TRAB) accepted the evidence provided by

China confirms “Merchandising Rights” as “Earlier Rights” under Trade Mark Law
  • Marks & Clerk
  • China
  • April 24 2017

Further to the groundbreaking Kung Fu Panda case (discussed in our previous article), in which the Beijing Higher People’s Court recognised DreamWorks

Michael Jordan: “Qiao Dan” is Me! Michael Jordan’s trademark fight in China over his Name Rights
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • China
  • April 19 2017

Michael Jordan, the legendary NBA star, has finally established his rights in his Chinese name after 5 years of intensive administrative and appeal

Baidu sued its contracted advertisers for misleading advertising
  • LexField Law Offices
  • China
  • April 1 2017

Baidu recently sued 5 company advertisers for conducting fraud activities after online promotion on Baidu.com. Beijing Haidian District Court has

A flexible approach to law making
  • CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
  • China
  • March 8 2017

Since the Chinese intellectual property laws provide only the framework of the country’s IP systems, the Supreme Court has issued many judicial