Nov 01,2023

Wanhuida Partner speaks at CTA-UKIPO bilateral meeting in Beijing

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In the afternoon of 1st November 2023, the China Trademark Association (CTA) holds a bilateral meeting with the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO).

The delegates from the UKIPO side include Oliver Morris, Interim Divisional Director, Trade Marks & Designs Examination, Legal & Practice, UKIPO, Bridget Rees, Interim Deputy Divisional Director, Hearings and Practice, UKIPO, Emily Tan, Senior Intellectual Property Officer, British Embassy Beijing, Leo Zhuang, Intellectual Property Officer, British Embassy Beijing, Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy, President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, Catherine Woolf, past President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

They are received by Ma Fu, CTA President, Wu Dongping, CTA Secretary General, and Zhai Xiaoyu, Head of CTA International Department.

Wanhuida Intellectual Property is invited to attend the meeting in the capacity of CTA Vice President. The firm’s Partner Yang Mingming shares his insights on the proposed revision to the Trademark Law, focusing on the provisions aiming to clamp down bad faith filings/registrations and to boost the trademark owner’s obligation to use. The firm’s Trademark Counsel Li Chen serves as translator at the bilateral meeting.

Yang Mingming (L1) & Li Chen (L3)

The two parties share their priorities and objectives, discuss hot-button issues pertaining to the 5th amendment to China’s Trademark Law and explore future collaboration opportunities.