Honda Made a Success in an Administrative Dispute Case Re-tried by the Supreme People’s Court Concerning the Invalidation of a Patent for Design

(Source: CCPIT)

On Feb. 13, 2002, the Japanese Honda Motor Co. Ltd. was granted by the State Intellectual Property Office of China (hereinafter referred to as SIPO) with a patent for design No. ZL01319523.9 titled as "Automobile". Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co. Ltd. and Hebei Xinkai Automobile Co. Ltd. filed respectively in Dec. 2003 and Dec. 2004 a request for the invalidation of the patent for design with the Patent Reexamination Board under the SIPO. Having made examination, the Patent Reexamination Board made a decision in 2006 declaring that the patent . . .

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