Ms Danliang Wang

Danliang Wang

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Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark invalidated in China due to lack of distinctiveness
China | 26 October 2020

The Beijing IP Court recently denied the inherent and acquired distinctiveness of Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark. Van Cleef & Arpels appealed before the Beijing High Court and the case is pending. The Beijing IP Court has set a high threshold in assessing the registrability of a 3D trademark which consists of a product shape. It remains to be seen whether this view is shared by the Beijing High Court.