State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) : to crack down on illegal registration of trademarks such as “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Gu Ailing”

2022-06-09 0 By

Beijing, February 14 (China Youth Daily, China Youth Network reporter Zhao Lime) Today, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) issued a notice on cracking down on malicious trademark registration of “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Gu Ailing” in accordance with the law, continuing to carry out a special campaign to crack down on malicious trademark registration of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.It is understood that the state intellectual property office successively for the logo “Beijing 2022”, the Beijing 2022 Olympics and the Beijing 2022 paralympic games emblem winter special marks, such as the Beijing games organizers to apply for “ice mound mound” and taking the “snow” for trademark protection, for the other main eligibility to apply for “GuAiLing games athletes names such as” registered trademark protection.Ice Dun Dun in the mall.In the popular newspaper supplement QingWang Reporter Zhao Limei/taken since 2019, however, a few enterprises or natural persons to seek improper benefit, for the purpose of the Beijing 2022 Olympics and winter paralympic games mascot, athletes malicious registered name games such as hot words, entrust an agency to submit application for trademark registration, the reputation of the illegal use of the Olympic Games and the Olympic organizing committee,The infringement of other people’s name rights and other legitimate rights and interests has caused significant social negative impact and damaged the good image of China’s strict protection of intellectual property rights.In this regard, the State Intellectual Property Office dealt a firm blow and rejected 429 trademark registration applications, including no. 41128524 “Bing Dwen Dwen” and No. 62453532 “Gu Ailing”, in accordance with the Regulations on the Protection of Olympic Symbols and Item (8) of The First Paragraph of Article 10 of the Trademark Law (Annex I).According to the provisions of the first paragraph of Article 44 of the Trademark Law, 43 registered trademarks such as No. 41126916 “Xuedundun” and No. 38770198 “Gu Ailing” were declared invalid on their own initiative.It is understood that the state intellectual property office of the will, as always, keep to crack down on the behavior of malicious registration of a trademark high-pressure situation, strengthening of including the games mascots, names of athletes, the Olympic hot word strict protection, in violation of the principle of good faith, malicious registered trademark to the improper benefit and trademark agency entrusted by the applicant in accordance with the law in accordance with the rules for serious processing.(Source: China Youth Daily client)