Ms Mei Huang

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Beijing IP Court invalidates copycat of unregistered French GI
China | 01 May 2017

The Beijing IP Court recently invalidated a copycat of the unregistered French geographical indication Margaux in China. In doing so, the court invoked Articles 10.2 (which prohibits a foreign geographical name known to the public from being registered as a trademark) and 10.1.8 (which prohibits a mark which has an unhealthy influence from being registered as a trademark) of the Trademark Law 2001.