Dozens of Chinese companies and individuals have applied to trademark the name of French soccer star Kylian Mbappe, aiming to capitalize on the young athlete’s fame after he led his team to victory in the 2018 World Cup held in Russia, but experts warned of potential legal troubles arising from indiscriminate trademark filings.
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PrintNEW YORK–China joined the world’s top 20 most innovative economies for the first time while the United States fell out of the five top-ranked countries, according to a report released Tuesday by one of its co-sponsors, the U.N. intellectual property agency.The Global Innovation Index 2018 keeps Switzerland in the No. 1 spot, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and Singapore. The United States fell from fourth place in 2017 to sixth this year, while China jumped from 22nd to 17th in the rankings. Japan is ranked No.13.
The surge of filings from China has surprised the patent office. Officials say it could be fueled by cash subsidies that Chinese municipal governments are offering to citizens who register a trademark in a foreign country. Trademark applications from China have grown more than 12-fold since 2013 and for fiscal 2017 totaled thousands more than the combined filings from Canada, Germany and the U.K. About one in every nine trademark applications reviewed by the U.S. agency is China-based, according to governm
To solve the problem of separate management and repeated law enforcement on patent and trademark, as well as to improve the intellectual property management system, the Reform Plan proposes to restructure the State Intellectual Property Office by integrating the duties of the State Intellectual Property Office, the duties of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in the area of trademark management and the duties of the State Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in t