Trademark Office Promotes “Smart” Trademark Review and Adjudication
07 April 2020
The Trademark Office announced on 26 March that its Trademark Review and Adjudication Board will actively co-operate with the courts in promoting the new “non-contact” mode of trial for intellectual property cases during the Covid-19 outbreak. Virtual litigation of trademark review and adjudication will be promoted to effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of both parties. The Board has taken part in more than 240 virtual litigations since the launch of virtual litigation of administrative cases about trademark review and adjudication involving both parties on 17 February. For trademark administrative litigation which involves huge numbers of cases of complicated types, virtual trial is more efficient and convenient than conventional trials. The epidemic outbreak underscores the advantages of virtual litigation, such as ‘non-contact’, ‘minimal movement’ and ‘distancing’. In order to bolster epidemic prevention and control and improve the efficiency of response, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board will make all-out efforts to co-operate with the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in strengthening the building of the virtual trial platform.
Source: Trademark Office of the National Intellectual Property Administration
- Mainland China