On 25 November 2019, the Beijing People’s High Court ordered Red Bull Beijing to pay 18.8 million RMB (2.41 million Euro) in court fees in a case — one of the highest court fees ordered for IP cases in China. One may feel surprised and wonder: How did the court arrive at this amount? Before answering this question, brief facts of the case: Petitioner Red Bull Beijing filed suit against […]
CTMO recently held a national video conference where a number of important and interesting statistics were revealed.In 2020, the CTMO examined 8.78 million trade mark applications, an increase of 6.43% compared to 2019. The average trade mark examination period is reduced to four months, while the average time to obtain trade mark registration is reduced to seven to eight months.
European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to Denmark As of 18 December 2020, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO) has made its trade mark images available to TMview visual search tool. TMview’s visual search facility allows users to search for trade mark images in the world’s largest online trade mark database.