Chinese Supreme Court rules that hoarding trade marks in bad faith falls within the scope of ‘other illegitimate means’

T. Lu*

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Abstract

Wuhan zhongjun v trademark review and adjudication board of the state administration for industry and commerce of china, no 4191 [2017], administrative retrial, supreme people’s court of china, 29 june 2018in this landmark decision, the supreme people’s court of china shed light on the key factors to consider when dealing with bad faith trade mark applications, and confirmed that hoarding massive trade marks without intention to use them would fall within the scope of ‘other illegitimate means’ prohibited by article 44.1 of china’s trade mark law (2014).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263–265
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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