Archive for September 2019

United States Trademark Application

Will my domicile affect my United States trademark application? The above question applies to foreign trademark applicants that are not US nationals. There have been recent changes proposed by the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) which you should be aware of when it comes to filing your trademark application. Compliance of the new rule…

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US Trademark Filing Basis

US Filing Basis As one of the worlds biggest marks, a US trademark is crucial for any foreign firm with worldwide ambitions. However, due to the amount of applications in the US, the applicant must demonstrate that the mark has been used in commerce. This is known as the filing basis. At the time of…

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Budweiser Trademark Application

Example from Budweiser regarding the trademark application The recent of news in Taiwan is that “Budweiser” has filed the trademark applications for “the official beer of esports,” “the official beer of gaming,” and “the official beer of gamers.” In order to have the protections in eSports industry.   Throughout this news, we could realize the…

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USPTO New Trademark Rule

USPTO requires foreign-domiciled applicants and registrants to appoint a U.S.-licensed attorney as of August 3, 2019 New trademark rule (C.F.R. Title 37) by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requiring all trademark applicants, registrants, and parties whose permanent legal residence or principal place of business is outside the United States (hereafter foreign applicants, registrants,…

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LEGO’s Interllectual Property

SECOND BITE OF TOYMAKER LEGO IN INFRINGING BATTLES IN CHINA Subsequent to the successful landmark infringement case of LEGO in china in 2017, whereas it was the first time the Danish toys maker has ever triumphed in a copyright claim in China, LEGO has subsequently initiated another substantial infringing battle against the LEPIN building blocks…

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Yi Kwong Wonton – Registered Trademark

“Fodder and provisions should arrive prior to the troops” – An important lecture to businesses   At two o’clock on the 20th July, 2018, an uninvited guest made an appearance at a wonton shop located at Huangpu district, Shanghai.   The uninvited guest asserted, “I have耳光餛飩 (Yi Kwong Wonton)’s trademark. Let’s have a chat.”  …

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Peppa Pig – Declaring Trademark Invalid with Copyright

Peppa Pig – Declaring Trademark Invalid with Copyright On the ninth day of December 2013, 福建省晋江市池店赤塘制鞋七厂obtained a class 35 “Advertising and Marketing Service” trademark “Peppa Pig” from Trademark Office of National Intellectual Property Administration. After receiving objections, the said trademark was allowed to register on the seventh day of September 2016. On the sixteenth day…

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