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2020

业界新闻:

中国国家知识产权局与欧洲专利局关于共同应对新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情的联合声明

China and European IP Offices Made Joint Declaration on Rendering Support to Global Applicants during Covid-19

中国国家知识产权局和欧洲专利局全力为受新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情影响者提供支持。

中国国家知识产权局和欧洲专利局采取了多项措施确保全球用户在中国和欧洲能够获得高质量的专利保护。具体而言,中国国家知识产权局采取了权利恢复、减少证明材料提交、不产生专利年费缴纳滞纳金等措施,欧洲专利局通过延长时限和缴费期限、以视频会议方式举办口头审理,为用户提供了更大的灵活性。这些举措为用户提供了全力支持。(来源:国家知识产权战略网)

On July 1, China National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) made a joint declaration on rendering full support to those affected by the Convid19 pandemic.

In the declaration, it’s mentioned that CNIPA and EPO have taken a number of measures to ensure continuous access for the global users to the high-quality patent protection in China and Europe. For example, CNIPA has adopted series measures such as restoration of rights, simplification of materials required for certification and waiver of late fee for patent annual renewal. EPO has provided greater flexibility through extending the time limit and payment deadlines and conducting verbal examination in online video meetings.

(Source: CNIPA website)

中马(来西亚)专利审查高速路(PPH)试点延长

China and Malaysia IP Offices Extended PPH Program

根据中国国家知识产权局和马来西亚知识产权局的共同决定,中马(来西亚)PPH试点将自202071日起延长两年,至2022630日止。

在上述机构提交PPH请求的有关要求和流程不变。

中马(来西亚)PPH试点于201871日启动,为期两年,至2020630日止。

Recently, China National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office decided on extending China-Malaysia Pilot Patent Examination Highway (PPH), which was launched on July 1, 2018, for another 2 years from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

The relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests to the above offices remain unchanged.

(Source: CNIPA website)

(来源:中国国家知识产权局网站)

经典案例:

集佳代理王者荣耀商标无效宣告案件一审胜诉

Unitalen Client Tencent Won Trademark Invalidation Litigation of First Instance Concerning the Name of Their “Honor of King” Game

案件背景:

Background

腾讯公司的《王者荣耀》游戏在20151023日正式公布,同年1026日上线后的短时间内迅速成为最具人气的移动游戏之一,在苹果手机上推出当日就登上苹果应用商店免费游戏下载量首位,同年118日就入选全国电子竞技公开赛,并达到了450万的日活跃玩家数,在相关公众间具有很高的知名度。

Tencent's "王者荣耀"( “Honor of the King”) game was officially announced on October 23, 2015, 3 days later, it was released in Apple App Store and quickly became one of the most popular mobile games, as it topped the free game downloads in Apple App Store on the same day and, later on November 8, it was selected into the National E-sports Open Game with 4.5 million daily active players. It has enjoyed a high reputation among the relevant public.

本案诉争商标第18379954王者荣耀,由贵州问渠成裕酒业有限公司于20151119日申请在第33白酒;果酒;葡萄酒等商品上,20161228日核准注册。该公司另陆续在第33类、第41类上申请了多个王者荣耀相关商标,并设立了贵州王者荣耀酒业有限公司

On November 19 of the same year, Guizhou Wenqu Chengyu Wine Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “the third party”) submitted the application for registration of the disputed trademark (No. 18379954) "王者荣耀" for Class 33 for "liquor, fruit wine, wine" and other goods, which was approved on December 28, 2016. The third party had also successfully applied for multiple "王者荣耀" related trademarks in Class 33 and 41, and registered a business name as "贵州王者荣耀酒业有限公司”( “Guizhou Honor of King Wine Co., Ltd.”).

2018619日,腾讯公司向原国家工商行政管理总局商标评审委员会针对诉争商标提起商标无效宣告请求,商评委于2019222日裁定维持诉争商标的注册。腾讯公司遂就该裁定提起本案行政诉讼。

On June 19, 2018, Tencent filed a trademark invalidation request against the disputed trademark with the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. However, TRAB ruled on February 22, 2019 to maintain the registration of the disputed trademark. Tencent then entrusted Unitalen Attorneys at Law to initiate an administrative lawsuit against the TRAB ruling at Beijing IP Court.

法院认定:

Court Decision

本案合议庭在本案中支持了我方基于《商标法》第三十二条的主张,认为:

Beijing IP Court supported our client’s claims based on Article 32 of the Trademark Law and held that:

1、《王者荣耀》游戏上线之初即在短时间内取得较高知名度,在诉争商标申请日前已为相关公众所熟知,王者荣耀可以作为作品名称在先权益予以保护;

1. The "王者荣耀"(Honor of King) game has gained high popularity in a short period of time when it was launched, and was well known to the relevant public before the date of the trademark application, so that its name can be protected as a prior right of the title of the work;

2、《王者荣耀》游戏属日常娱乐范畴,其周边产品通常会涵盖饮料、食品、日用品等多种领域,结合原告证据,王者荣耀作品名称的知名度范围能够及于日常生活领域;

2. The "王者荣耀" game belongs to the field of daily entertainment. Its peripheral products usually cover a variety of fields such as beverages, food, and daily necessities. It’s proved by the plaintiff’s evidences that the popularity of the title of "王者荣耀" game can reach daily life spheres;

3、诉争商标核定注册的第33白酒;果酒;葡萄酒等商品亦为日常生活领域商品,与游戏受众重合度较高,将诉争商标注册及使用在这些商品上容易导致相关公众误认为该商品与腾讯公司存在特定联系,挤占腾讯公司基于在先作品名称享有的市场优势地位和交易机会;

3. The "liquor, fruit wine, wine" and other goods in Class 33, which are approved for designated use by the disputed trademark, are also goods of daily life, so that they reach almost the same group of audiences. Registering and using the trademark on these goods may easily mislead the relevant public to perceive of a specific connection between these goods and Tencent’s "王者荣耀" game, which then takes advantage of the market competitive advantage and trading opportunities that shall be enjoyed by Tencent;

4、同时结合前述知名度情况和受众情况,以及第三人申请多项相关商标的事实,第三人申请诉争商标具有主观恶意。

4. Combined with the aforementioned popularity level and audience scope, and the fact that the third party had also applied for multiple related trademarks, the third party's application for the disputed trademark is of subjectively malicious.

综上,北京知识产权法院于2020617日作出一审判决,认定诉争商标的注册申请损害了腾讯公司基于在先作品名称王者荣耀享有的在先权益,违反了《商标法》第三十二条的规定。判决撤销被诉裁定并由国家知识产权局重新作出裁定。

Therefore, the Beijing IP Court made the ruling of first-instance on June 17, 2020, and found that the registration of the disputed trademark had violated the prior rights and interests enjoyed by Tencent based on the title of the prior work "王者荣耀" , as well as the provisions in Article 32 of the Trademark Law. The administrative decision made by TRAB, the defendant, was revoked.

典型意义:

Typical Significance

本案被北京知识产权法院在619日举行的作品名称在先权益保护相关案件审理情况新闻发布会中,作为相关典型案例进行讲解。

In the “Press Conference on the Trail of Cases concerning Protection of Prior Right of Titles of Works” held by the Beijing IP Court on June 19, this case was used as a typical case for illustration.

集佳新闻:

集佳入选“2020IAM全球专利1000

Unitalen Selected into 2020 IAM Global Patent 1000 Again

近日,国际权威知识产权媒体《知识产权资产管理》(IAM)发布《2020IAM全球专利1000强》,集佳凭借在专利申请、专利诉讼等领域的综合优势,再次入选专利千强榜单。同时,李德山副所长和潘炜博士作为专利申请领域倍受信赖的专家,荣登杰出人物榜单。

IAM had recently published the IAM Patent 1000 rankings of 2020. Unitalen, again, was selected among the“IAM Global Patent 1000”and presented as a recommended firm in patent litigation and patent filing. Meanwhile, Deshan Li, the deputy director of Unitalen, and Wei Pan, Ph.D, the senior partner of Unitalen, appear in the distinguished personnel as a well-known expert in patent filing.

2019年度集佳律师事务所十大知识产权典型案例

Unitalen Handpicked Top 10 IP Cases of the Firm in 2019

在第20个世界知识产权日期间,集佳从2019年度集佳代理的众多诉讼案件中筛选出了十件典型案件。包括商标确权、商标侵权、不正当竞争、专利侵权及确认不侵权、著作权侵权及不正当竞争等领域。以下为2019年度北京市集佳律师事务所十大案件名录:

Our firm had recently selected Top 10 typical cases from the numerous litigations represented in 2019, covering the areas of trademark determination, trademark infringement, unfair competition, patent infringement and determination of non-infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition, as follows:

TOP1 小米生活商标侵权及不正当竞争二审

TOP2 英利商标侵权及不正当竞争案

TOP3 大疆商标侵权及不正当竞争案

TOP4 重庆力帆专利无效行政诉讼再审案

TOP5 搜狗VS百度公司基础专利词库升级发明专利权无效案

TOP6成都阿朗诉中国水利水电第八工程局、北京卓良模板公司闸门门槽施工方法及装置专利侵权及无效案

TOP7 沈阳双汇食品有限公司VS老味肠火腿肠外观设计无效案

TOP8 微信红包微信表情著作权侵权及不正当竞争案

TOP9 数字天堂诉柚子科技著作权案

TOP10阿联酋某公司与中国某公司ICC仲裁裁决不予认可和执行案

Top 1: “Xiaomi” Won the 50M Yuan Indemnity in the Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Litigation

Top 2: “YINGLIENERGY” Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Litigation

Top 3: DJI Won the Litigation Concerning Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition

Top 4: Chongqing Lifan Patent Invalidation Litigation Retrial

Top 5: Sogou vs. Baidu Patent Invalidation Litigation concerning the “Vocabulary Upgrade” Basic Patent

Top 6: A Patent Invalidation Case Concerning the Method Used in the Construction of the Largest Hydroelectric Dam in the World

Top 7: Shenyang Shuanghui vs. “Laoweichang” Sausage Industrial Design Invalidation Litigation

Top 8: “WeChat Red Pocket” Design Works and “WeChat Emoticons” Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition Litigation

Top 9: d-heaven vs. Apicloud Copyright Infringement Litigation Concerning Computer Software

Top 10: A Chinese company vs. a UAE company Un-approval and Non-enforcement of an ICC Arbitration

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