Wednesday, December 16, 2020
On December 15, 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the First Batch of Guiding Cases for Administrative Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (第一批知识产权行政执法指导案例). Administrative enforcement enables rights holders in China to petition administrative agencies to enforce their rights including issuing injunctions, seizing and destroying infringing goods and manufacturing equipment, and imposing fines on infringers. The First Batch includes 5 guiding cases for administrative enforcement of patents, trademarks, and integrated circuit layout designs.
Case 1: Shanghai Chongming District Market Supervision Bureau investigated Shanghai Zhangyuan Information Technology Co., Ltd. for infringing on the exclusive right of Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B’s) registered trademark.
Shanghai Zhangyuan Information Technology Co., Ltd. is a former franchise service provider of Dun & Bradstreet International Co., Ltd. of the United States. Zhangyuan knowing that “Deng Baishi” is a registered trademark of D&B, still signed a Baidu search engine advertising
- ‘Will Fully Cooperate in Any Investigation’
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