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Trademark Office: Implementation of control over nearly 600 epidemic-related trademark applications including Vulcan Mountain

2020-02-26T21:41:06.912Z



Trademark Office: Implementation of control over nearly 600 epidemic-related trademark applications, such as "Vulcan Mountain"

Zhongxin Jingwei Client, February 26th. According to the website of the Trademark Office of the State Intellectual Property Office on the 26th, as of now, the Trademark Office has registered nearly 600 trademarks related to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, such as "Vulcan Mountain" and "Thunder Mountain". Implementation of registration control.

According to reports, in order to implement the work of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, serve the epidemic prevention and control work, advocate the protection of intellectual property rights, and maintain a good atmosphere. According to the State Administration of Market Regulation According to the requirements of Article 10 of Resumption of Production, the Trademark Office has opened a “green channel” for trademark registration to support resumption of production. Severely crack down on abnormal trademark registration applications related to the epidemic situation and effectively regulate the order of trademark registration.

On February 15th, the "Ten Articles of the State Administration of Drug Supervision, the State Intellectual Property Administration and the State Intellectual Property Office in Support of Resumption of Work and Resumption of Production" was officially released, and the registration of trademarks related to the prevention and treatment of new coronary pneumonia was clearly reviewed and processed as a matter of priority. In order to support related enterprises to apply for trademark registration on the epidemic prevention and control related goods or services, the Trademark Office immediately studied and formulated the Work Plan for Rapid Examination of Trademark Registration Applications Related to Epidemic Prevention and Control, which began on February 18 after being approved by the State Intellectual Property Office. Implementation. So far, six market entities have submitted requests for rapid examination through provincial market supervision departments and intellectual property departments, and a total of 19 trademark registration applications have been filed. After the review, they all met the requirements of the quick review, and the quick review procedure has been initiated.

In order to create a good atmosphere for protecting intellectual property rights, and severely crack down on abnormal trademark registration applications related to the epidemic situation, the Trademark Office has strengthened the control of trademark registration applications related to the epidemic situation, which are likely to have adverse effects. On February 7, the reviewing department issued the Guidance on Examination of Trademarks Related to Epidemic Prevention and Control, clarifying the names of persons involved in the epidemic, related signs containing epidemic virus names, disease names, epidemic related drug signs, protective product related signs, and others. The guidelines for the review of the epidemic-related signs, etc., shall be applied to crack down on the application for registration of abnormal trademarks related to the epidemic situation. As of now, the Trademark Office has implemented control over nearly 600 trademark registration applications related to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, such as "Vulcan Mountain" and "Thunder Mountain".

The Trademark Office said that the next step will continue to manage and serve simultaneously, adhere to two hands, two hands hard, and effectively regulate the order of trademark registration, and actively serve the prevention and control of epidemics and resume production.

Earlier media reports said that at the moment of the epidemic, some enterprises or individuals began to squatting for trademarks such as "Mount Shenshan" and "Thunder Mountain". However, some lawyers said that the two trademarks are unlikely to enter the announcement period. (Zhongxin Jingwei APP)

Source: chinanews

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