Beijing Court Rejected HUGO BOSS‘s Opposition against “H30SS” Trademark

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(By Luo Yanjie) China is facing a worsening situation with regards to serious trademark squatting. With more and more registrars rushing to register possible trademarks that once were used by famous enterprises, there is little help for enterprises holding such famous trademarks. For example, a registrar has just succeeded in the grant of a trademark, similar with what HUGO BOSS AG had, under the class for cosmetics and fragrances. Today we will introduce this case as follows.

 

Introduction to the Case:

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Why China Court Decision the Use of Registered Trademark to Non-infringement?

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(By Luo Yanjie) Abstract:A trademark shall be distinctive and a rational use of the characters in a trademark does not constitute infringement. The 2013 version of the Trademark law clearly stipulates that where an identical or similar trademark has been used in connection with the same goods or similar goods by others before the registrant’s application, the exclusive right holder of said registered trademark shall have no right to prohibit other people from using the aforesaid trademark from continuous use of such trademark within the original scope, but may request its users to add proper marks for distinction.

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