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Under Armour ./. Uncle Martian; the final decision

In 2016, a new clothing brand Uncle Martian was announced in Jinjiang, Fujian Province , China. The company behind Uncle Martian is T ingfeilong Sporting Goods Co. (廷飞龙体育用品有限公司) . This brand’s logo and the name was found to be remarkably similar to a famous U.S. sportswear brand Under Armour . Under Armour announced that Uncle Martian’s use of Under Armour’s famous logo, name, and other intellectual property is a serious concern and blatant infringement. The U.S company then sued Tingfeilong Sporting Goods Co. and opened up a trademark infringement case...

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Bilateral agreement between the EU and China for the protection of geographical indications (GI)

The European Union (EU) and China signed a bilateral agreement on the protection of geographical indications (GI) on September 14, 2020. The agreement is expected to enter into force in 2021. The agreement will protect 100 European geographical indications and as many Chinese geographical indications in the EU from usurpation and counterfeiting. Within four years of its entry into force, the scope of the agreement will be expanded to include additional 175 GI names from both sides. Cooperation between the EU and China began in 2006 and resulted in the...

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