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DuPont bogged down in a trademark dispute
Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court recently entered the first-instance decision on DuPont Company’s administrative litigation on the Xin shenglong DuPont trademark. The court held that the trademark Xin shenglong DuPont filed by the Shanghai Shenglong decorative material company is similar with DuPont’s registered trademark and vacated the decision of upholding the trademark in question by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) Under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
The court held that it is almost the same in the products function and sales channel between the two marks and the trademark in question includes the registered trademark DuPont and similarity is constituted and make the above decision.
At press time, TRAB has made an appeal.
(From China Report Intellectual Property)