Legal Problems on RIM’s Recent Combat on Trademark Infringement in China, I

The Conduct of Making and Selling Refurnished Mobile Phones Constitutes Crime of Counterfeiting Registered Trademarks?

After I read the article wrote by reporter Mr. Nie Shihai from the Judicial View on the First Case of Counterfeiting Trademark BlackBerry (the “Judicial View”) explaining and analyzing the decision made by the court from the aspect of jurisprudence, which is published in The China IP of 2011 February, I got contact with the editor due to my doubts about the sentences and finally I got the criminal sentences of the first instance and second instance. Through reading the sentences, I think the conduct of making and selling refurnished mobile phones doesn’t constitute the crime of counterfeiting registered trademarks for the following reasons.