Could Co-Founder Rush-Register A Planning Trademark As His Own?


 (By Luo Yanjie) Article 15 of both the 2014 version and the 2001 version of the Trademark Law stipulated that an agent shall not rush-register trademarks of the principal or the represented. In practice, Article 15 is always used to prevent from rush-registration. The following judgment will introduce a typical rush-registration case with new ideas for reference.

 Introduction to the Case:

Re-appellant (plaintiff at first instance, appellant at second instance): LEHMANBROWN LIMITED (the “HK Company”)


Korean Game Company Defeated China Local Agent for Cancelleation of Rush-registered Trademark


(By Luo Yanjie) Today we will introduce an example of a trademark squatting case where a Chinese online game operator rush-registered a trademark. In this case that trademark was canceled by Trademark Review and Adjudication Board.


Whether Sales Agents Are Included in the Trademark Agent Squatting Articles of China Trademark Law?


(By Luo Yanjie) Due to the late establishment of the relevant law and system, the trademark squatting situation in China is quite serious, and much squatting is conducted by trademark agents or partners. Article 15 of the Trademark Law provides that:

“Where any agent or representative registers, in its or his own name, the trademark of a person for whom it or he acts as the agent or representative without authorization therefrom, and the latter raises opposition, the trademark shall be rejected for registration and prohibited from use.”