On March 18, 2018, at the invitation of Beijing Power-Nation IP Institute, Charles Feng, partner of East & Concord Partners, gave a lecture on “Application of the Principle of Good Faith in Trademark Litigation” to Beijing Power-Nation IP Institute General Directors Class at China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (hereinafter referred to as “CAICT”).
In the lecture, Charles started with theories to illustrate the history of the principle of good faith in China’s trademark law, and elaborated on the internal logical structure from the entire trademark law system. Then in combination with the judicial interpretation on trademark right confirmation and granting that was made by the Supreme People’s Court in 2017 and relevant court cases, he gave his opinions on the status quo and future new developments of the principle of good faith in the field of trademarks. Lastly, with his years of practice experience, he analyzed the substantive and procedural issues in the application of the principle of good faith to trademark administrative litigation and infringement litigation.
With his theoretical knowledge and wealth of practice experience, Charles Feng answered the questions from the trainees of Beijing Power-Nation IP Institute General Directors Class.