The basic position toward the letter of consent relating to trademarks in China

(Author: Dr. Jian Xu, the China IP Blogger)

Following an internal meeting, the Trade Mark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of China concluded that they would consider the following when dealing with a letter of consent: 

• Similarity of marks and goods - a letter of consent cannot overcome a citation if the respective marks and goods are identical or very similar. The situation is different if the trade marks and goods are only moderately similar (even though such similarity would result in rejection of the application under normal circumstances). 

• Reputation – the reputation . . .

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