BMW wins law­suit against in­fringers

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - IP SPECIAL -

A re­cent rul­ing by the Shang­hai In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Court in­structed two lo­cal com­pa­nies to pay com­pen­sa­tion of 3 mil­lion yuan ($431,717) to the Ger­man au­tomaker BMW for vi­o­lat­ing its trade­mark rights and for un­fair com­pe­ti­tion. Since 2008, the two de­fen­dants had used a BMN brand and de­signed trade­marks sim­i­lar to that of BMW, which were used for clothes, shoes and bags.

IN­NER MONGOLIA

au­ton­o­mous re­gion, the first Chi­nese-Mon­go­lian bilin­gual patent en­force­ment sys­tem in China re­cently went on­line. En­force­ment of­fi­cials will be able to search laws, reg­u­la­tions and patent sta­tuses in both lan­guages on mo­bile de­vices. The de­vices can also be used to take pho­tos and videos, and to upload and down­load in­for­ma­tion.

AN­HUI

projects na­tion­wide, which in­volved more than 600 patents. Some 34 projects made it to the fi­nal round. In­ven­tors of 15 projects have signed con­tracts with lo­cal Wuhu man­u­fac­tur­ers to in­dus­tri­al­ize their in­ven­tions.

GUANG­DONG

re­ceived cases were about patent dis­putes.

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