Interesting Supreme Court ruling on trademarks

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​Please see the case summary and discussion in the Committee Documents section on our site.

The Chinese Supreme Court recently ruled that it is not infringement to put a trademark on manufactured products for export only on the basis that there would not be any confusion to the relevant public regarding the source of the products.  The party ordering the products from the Chinese manufacturer owned the identical mark in Mexico and several other countries where the goods were being exported, while the mark was owned/registered to a different party in China.  The report presents for discussion four competing views on how the law should be interpreted.




Created at 5/10/2016 5:49 PM by R. Craig Tucker
Last modified at 5/10/2016 5:49 PM by R. Craig Tucker