The 2018 China International Trademark Festival took place in Tangshan during August 31st to September 3rd. More than 1,500 delegates including officials from national ministries, WIPO and overseas government intellectual property departments, famous intellectual property experts home and abroad, well-known entrepreneurs, as well as trademark agencies attended the event.
In the 2018 Awards Ceremony held at the reception, Unitalen was again selected as the annual “Excellent Trademark Agency” and selected among the first batch of “Gold Tier Trademark Agencies” by virtue of the firm’s solid strengths in comprehensive fields.
In addition, the “Heze Huiyuan Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Lawsuit” represented by Unitalen, was selected into “2017-2018 Excellent Trademark Cases”.
On September 1, Unitalen IP Salon, an important part of the festival was co-hosted by China Trademark Association, Unitalen, and Zhongguancun Vision Intellectual Property Innovation Institute. The salon gathered senior judges, Trademark Review & Adjudication Board (TRAB) examiners, and lawyers to conduct in-depth exchanges and discussions on the application of laws in trademark administrative cases. More than 200 representatives from domestic and foreign businesses, intellectual property service agencies and relevant governments organizations attended the seminar.
On September 3, more than 30 representatives from Japan Patent Attorneys Association, China Trademark Association and the Chinese agencies attended the China-Japan Trademark Exchange. Unitalen partner Mr. Wei Wei was invited to preside over the meeting. At the meeting, the participants had extensive discussions over topics of “Latest Practice of Japanese Non-use Cancellation Proceedings”, “Application of “Bona Fide” Principle in Chinese Opposition and Invalidation cases”, “GI Protection under Japanese Trademark Law”, "Procedure and Practice of Customs Protection of Trademark Rights in Japan”, “Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China" and other related issues.