trademark

Trademark infringement in OEM export trading, the HONDA case

On April 21, 2020, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released its report on the 10 significant cases and the 50 typical cases in the field of intellectual property for the year 2019.[1]

The decision of the SPC on one of the 10 significant cases regarding trademark infringement of the trademark HONDA provides an instructive guidance for determination of trademark infringement in OEM export trading .

The infringed trademarks in this case are the three “HONDA” trademarks of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. which are registered for vehicles, motorcycles in class 12. The...

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EUIPO extends time limits due to COVID-19 outbreak

EUIPO has published information on changes resulting from the spread of COVID-19 . A decision of the Executive Director extends all time limits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, that affect all parties before the Office, to 1 May 2020.

In addition, the Office has put in place measures following the activation of a “state of alarm” by the Spanish government on 14 March. This introduced a limitation of movement in Spain. With effect from today (16 March), all EUIPO staff will work from home and the Office’s headquarters in Alicante will be closed to visitors. All...

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“red sole” decision between Christian Louboutin and the CNIPA

In the retrial of the trademark administrative dispute case “red sole” between Christian Louboutin and the CNIPA , the Supreme People’s Court dismissed the claim of the CNIPA on Dec. 24, 2019. The application of retrial was rejected, the decision of the Beijing Higher People’s Court was maintained.

According to decision of the Beijing Higher People’s Court in December 2018 , the trademark “red color that used on the sole” is to be considered as a mono-color trademark that the using position of the color is defined. The Beijing Higher People’s Court affirmed, mono-color...

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4th International Conference “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights"in Moscow

The 4th International Conference “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” took place at the World Trade Center in Moscow on October 17-18, 2019.

Starke Managing Counsel Daniel Albrecht delivered a speech about the Trademark Reform 2019 in China .

About 180 attorneys and IP professional from Russia, Belarus, Italy, Germany, and the US took part at this well organized event. We learned a lot about the new IP trends in Russia and Europe and are happy to take part next year again.

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Daniel Albrecht was appointed for 2 years as a member of INTA's Anticounterfeiting Committee

Starke Managing Counsel Daniel Albrecht was appointed for 2 years as a member of INTA 's Anticounterfeiting Committee. The committee will monitor developments in treaties, legislation, regulations and other enforcement mechanisms in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work includes report and submission writing, interaction with anticounterfeiting organizations and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and...

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China IP impulse, joint presentation by Schneiders & Behrendt and Starke

On Friday the September 27th 2019 representatives of the law firm Schneiders & Starke reported on IP protection in China. The lecture took place in the office of our partner Schneiders & Behrendt in Bochum.


From the invitation:


"The protection of trademarks and patents in China is a topic of growing importance for SMEs and large enterprises. Does it make sense to register trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in China?

The answer to this question has changed significantly in the last 10 years. Intellectual property rights...

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2019 Meeting with NDRC delegation and BLUEDEX in Frankfurt

On September 26 2019 we received a delegation from the China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Economic Department of the Chinese Embassy in Berlin in the offices of our partner law firm BLUEDEX, in Frankfurt.

The high-ranking delegation visited us practitioners to get more information about the German insolvency law, in particular about the liquidation of large companies.

BLUEDEX Partner Dr. Herrmann contributed to the details in a 90 minute presentation and also reported comprehensively on the innovations of the EU, which now have to be implemented...

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Starke attended the Marques 2019 Annual Conference

Starke Managing Counsel Daniel Albrecht attended the Marques 2019 Annual Conference that took place in Dublin last week. Over 800 attorneys and trademark attorneys took part at this conference. The meeting focused on changes in technology and the effect on IP, but in fact the hottest topic was the Geographical Indication Protection (GI). Here a lot of import matters changed world wide and need a better clarification. Beside that Daniel attended the constitutional meeting of the new formed Cyberspace team. It was great to meet many old and new friends in the IP business and to learn more...

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33rd Marques Annual Conference in Dublin

Starke managing counsel Daniel Albrecht will take part at the 33rd Marques Annual Conference. The 2019 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Dublin from Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th September 2019.

Brands are being buffeted by changes in today’s fast-moving world, driven not just by legal and regulatory developments but also by politics, technology and new business models.This year’s MARQUES Conference looks at the impact of these changes, and how brand owners and IP practitioners can navigate them. Topics covered in the panel sessions will include: megatrends, the impact of...

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