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Preview: CTA workshop on malicious TM registration

CTA Deputy Secretary General Mr WU Dongping (pictured right) introduces the CTA workshop to be held at this year’s MARQUES Annual Conference in Dublin, in our latest workshop preview.

China Trademark Association (CTA) is a national-level organization founded by some well-known domestic enterprises in 1994 with the approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs. It undertakes the functions of promoting trade mark policies and laws, strengthening self-discipline of trade mark agency industry, providing service for trade mark and brand building, promoting international exchange of trade marks and brands, so on and so forth.

CTA boasts around 1500 corporate and individual members. The corporate members are enterprises with strong economic strength and high trade mark reputation, trade mark agencies and relevant organizations. The individual members are experts, scholars and legal practitioners with academic accomplishments and rich experiences.

Cooperation with MARQUES

Ms Julia Hongbo ZHONG

It was in 2014 that CTA began to participate in the 28th Annual Conference of MARQUES. Members have attended the MARQUES Annual Conference since 2016. In 2017 and 2018, MARQUES sent members to celebrate the China Trademark Festival and held a forum during the China Trademark Annual Meeting.

CTA held a forum during the MARQUES Annual Conference in 2018. This year, CTA plans to hold a forum on “prevention and regulation of malicious trade mark registration”, aiming to introduce the trade mark management system with Chinese characteristics to trade mark holders and other agencies or individuals in Europe and the whole world. Taking cases as examples to explain relevant laws, CTA informs participants of the laws and practices on preventing malicious trade mark registration and tells them how to use China’s trade mark law to prevent malicious registration and protect our own rights.

CTA workshop

Judge Ms WANG Yanfang

The CTA Workshop will be moderated by Ms Julia Hongbo ZHONG, Chair of MARQUES China Team and Vice President of Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd. The agenda is as follows:

Opening remarks: by MARQUES representative, and by Mr WU Dongping, CTA Deputy Secretary General

Session 1: Voices from the Chinese Judges

Speaker: Judge Ms WANG Yanfang, Chief Judge of the Supreme People's Court, with the topic of "Laws and regulations function to control bad-faith registrations when dealing with trademark infringement in civil proceedings"

Judge Ms ZHANG Xiaoli

Speaker: Judge Ms ZHANG Xiaoli, Senior Judge of Beijing IP Court, with the topic of "Laws and regulations function to control bad-faith registrations during the Administrative proceedings when granting a trade mark right"

Session 2: Viewpoints of scholars, attorneys and Chinese brand owners

Speaker: Mr Paul RANJARD, Counsel of Beijing Wanhuida Peksung IP Group, with the topic of "Features of Chinese trade mark management system and handling of bad-faith trademark registration in China"

Speaker: Ms Betty WANG, Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, with the topic of "Sharing experiences of fighting against bad-faith registrations"

Speaker: Mr WU Xinhua, Director of the Intellectual Property Department of Weiheng Law Firm, with the topic of "How to effectively use the Chinese Trademark Law to combat bad-faith registrations and protect one’s own rights and interests"

Mr Paul RANJARD Ms Betty WANG Mr WU Xinhua


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