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Judicial judgment of deceptive signs - Comment on the administrative case of trademark application refusal and review between China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and Northern Trust Group

“Easy to mislead the public” is the core element of deceptive sign recognition. The specific determination can be considered from the sign orientation, the overall misleadingness, the possibility of deception, the category of goods used and the subje[…]Read full blog

Notice on updating the names of goods and services items acceptable beyond the List of Similar Goods and Services

The names of goods and services items acceptable beyond The List of Similar Goods and Services, according to the relevant arrangements, are now updated and announced, in accordance with the requirements for the reform of the trademark registration fa[…]Read full blog
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