Audi Wins Lawsuit Against Chinese EV Car Maker Nio over Naming of ES6 and ES8

Recently, Audi has won a trademark lawsuit against Nio in Germany. According to media reports, the District Court of Munich ruled that the NIO ES6 and ES8 names infringed Audi's trademark rights because they could be mistaken for electric models of the Audi brand S6 and S8.

CNIPA calls for input on Draft Amendment to the Trademark Law

​ On January 13, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the Draft Amendment to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Comment) (中华人民共和国商标法修订草案(征求意见稿)). The Draft expands the Trademark Law to 10 chapters and 101 articles.

National patent and trademark pledge financing amounted to over 400 billion yuan

​National patent and trademark pledge reached more than 400 billion yuan from January to November this year, achieving a high growth for three consecutive years, according to the China National Intellectually Property Administration (CNIPA).

CNIPA invalidated 20 trademarks of the fast food brand "Zhen Gongfu"

​Recently, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has invalidated 20 trademarks owned by the fast food brand "Zhen Gongfu". The CNIPA ruled that the disputed trademarks are almost the same as Bruce Lee's portrait and classic action.

China approves 2,439 GI products

By the end of June, China has approved 2,493 geographical indication (GI) products and seen 6,927 GI trademarks registered including collective trademarks and certification trademarks, according to Zhang Zhicheng.