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Disgruntled with the ruling by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) over registration of VERTU as trademark, Nokia brought TRAB and the third party Huang Gong to Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court recently.
Huang Gong filed for registration of No. 3084613 trademark for VERTU in class 9, commodities of eyeglasses and glasses case, in January 2002, with the trademark office (TMO).
Attorney of Nokia claimed that Nokia has been granted the No.G759086 trademark for VERTU. Huang Gong’s application for VERTU as trademark in class 9 constituted mala fide in filing, easily cause confusion among consumers. So they sought court’s rejection.
TRAB argues that Nokia can’t demonstrate with any evidence the popularity of VERTU cell phone in China before the No. 3084613 trademark of VERTU was filed.
We will follow the development of the case. (By Zhang Di)
From:CHINA REPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY