CTMO cites bona fide doctrine to uphold opposition against mark filed in bad faith

(Authors: Mr. LEI Yongjian & Ms. CAI Ye; Source: WAN HUI DA)

The China Trademark Office (CTMO), cites, among others, an administrative decision issued by a local AIC and the bona fidedoctrine, in backing an opposition against the opposed mark filed in bad faith.

 

Case Brief

Moen Incorporated (hereinafter “Moen”), a US company featuring sanitary and bath products, is the owner of trademarks MOEN, its equivalent Chinese trademark “” and other related trademarks including “”, the registration of which all designates goods “faucets; toilets, etc . . .

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