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Charles Feng attends FICPI and delivers a speech on the revised Trademark Law of the PRC in 2019

The 18th Fédération Internationale Des Conseils En Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) took place in Vienna, capital of Austria from October 9th to 12th, 2019, and partner Charles Feng was invited to attend the conference. The vice president of FICPI Mr. Ivan Ahlert, Mr. Robert Watson from European IP Law Firm, Director Zheng Haiyan from the Trademark Office of China, as well as other government representatives from China, the United States, Europe, Japan and other countries, and well-known intellectual property lawyers attended the conference.

In the session “House Mark: The Big Player on the Block”, Charles Feng delivered a speech on the protection of house marks with well-known lawyers from the United States, Britain, India and South Africa. In particular, he analyzed and explained in detail the revised Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China in 2019 and the protection of house marks in China.


Charles Feng’s speech mainly includes four parts: the legal framework of China’s law on the protection of house marks, the protection of house marks by the Trademark Law, the protection of house marks by the Anti-unfair Competition Law, and the revision of the Trademark Law in 2019 and its impact.

In the aspect of the legal framework of China’s law on the protection of house marks, Charles Feng analyzed from three perspectives—the Trademark Law, the Anti-unfair Competition Law and the conflict of rights. In the aspect of the protection of house marks by the Trademark Law, Charles Feng provided in-depth and unique explanations on the definition of house marks, how to register house marks, the application of some provisions of the Trademark Law on the protection of house marks, and some issues requiring special attention. In the aspect of the protection of house marks by the Anti-unfair Competition Law, Charles Feng conducted an in-depth analysis and explanation from the definition of competitive relationship. In the aspect of the revision of the Trademark Law in 2019 and its impact on the protection of house marks, Charles Feng combined the relevant provisions of the revised Trademark Law and the Guidelines of the Higher People’s Court of Beijing Municipality for the Trial of Administrative Cases involving Trademark Authorization and Confirmation, and specific cases to make further analysis.


The attendees obtained a deeper understanding of the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China through Charles Feng’s profound and detailed explanations to the revision of the Trademark Law. His professional and novel speech also aroused heated discussions among lawyers from various countries and was well received by the attendees.

 


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