(Combating New Crown Pneumonia) State Intellectual Property Office rejected 63 applications for registration of malicious trademarks such as "Vulcan Mountain" according to law
China News Service, Beijing, March 4th (Reporter Sun Zifa) The State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China announced on the 4th that the first batch of 63 cases of epidemic-related "Vulcan Mountain", "Thunder Mountain", and "Zhong Nanshan" that have entered the substantive examination stage are malicious. The trademark registration application has been rejected according to law.
According to the State Intellectual Property Office, during the prevention and control of the epidemic, the Office attached great importance to the application for registration of abnormal trademarks related to the epidemic. The 63 applications for trademark registration rejected this time are likely to cause adverse social impacts. Article 8 of Article 11 of the Trademark Law was used to reject them in accordance with the law, including 27 "Fire Mountain", 24 "Thunder Mountain", and 3 "Zhong Nanshan". , 3 "square cabin" and other trademark registration applications, involving 41 applicants, a total of 23 categories of goods and services.
The State Intellectual Property Office has received 44 applications for the "Li Wenliang" malicious trademark registration of the epidemic-related mark that is of great concern to the public. Eight of them have been withdrawn. The rest have been controlled and will be rejected in accordance with the law. .
So far, the trademark examination department of the State Intellectual Property Office has implemented control over more than 1,500 trademark registration applications related to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, such as "Vulcan Mountain" and "Thunder Mountain", and has conducted trademark agency participation in related agency business. Screening. After entering the substantive examination stage, applications for registration of similar abnormal trademarks will be rejected according to law.
According to reports, while opening the "green channel" service for trademark registration to prevent and control epidemic situation and resume production, the State Intellectual Property Office has stepped up efforts to control the application for registration of epidemic-related trademarks that are likely to have adverse effects, and to control trademarks that have entered the review stage. Rejected according to law. For example, Vulcan Mountain Hospital and Lei Shenshan Hospital are the names of frontline hospitals in Wuhan to fight the epidemic. It is the focus of public opinion during the epidemic prevention and control, and it is one of the important signs of people's unity and resistance to the epidemic. Applicants other than Vulcan Mountain Hospital and Lei Shenshan Hospital will be registered as trademarks, which will cause significant social adverse effects, and should be rejected according to law.
In order to effectively ensure that market entities that really need to apply for registered trademarks, and at the same time create a good atmosphere to protect intellectual property rights, in accordance with the law, the possible application of registered trademarks with terms such as virus names and disease names related to the prevention and control of the epidemic, The State Intellectual Property Office has studied and formulated trademark review standards during epidemic prevention and control, and cracked down on the application for registration of abnormal trademarks related to the epidemic.
In the next step, the State Intellectual Property Office will continue to strictly enforce the Trademark Law and the “Regulations Regulating Trademark Registration Acts”, severely crack down on irregular trademark registration applications, increase notifications to malicious applicants and agencies applying for trademark registration, and guide Local administrative penalties are implemented in accordance with laws and regulations.
The China Intellectual Property News, a subsidiary of the State Intellectual Property Office, also published a "Resolutely Sword Sword Surgery in Malicious Marks" comment on the 4th, stating that in the face of the epidemic, some people were saving lives, some were rushing to transport goods, and some were squatting for trademarks. The cybersquatting of new trademarks related to the new crown pneumonia, attempting to gain illegitimate interests, interfered with the overall situation in the fight against the epidemic, damaged the business environment, and challenged the bottom line of human morality. For this kind of bad behavior, we must immediately lighten our swords, crack down and fight fast, treat the situation squarely, punish bad behaviors, and purify the market. (Finish)