Beijing IP Court’s Stricter Formalities for Trademark Administrative Lawsuits

The Beijing IP Court has implemented stricter formalities for trademark administrative lawsuits, says Xiaoming Liu of Chofn IP

In China, if a party is dissatisfied with the decisions made by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) on trademark appeal or invalidation cases, it is entitled to lodge a lawsuit before the Beijing IP Court. Increasing numbers of plaintiffs, especially foreign companies, have complained about the court’s stricter formality requirements in recent years. I would like to clarify changes from a professional perspective, but hopefully in a more pragmatic manner.

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