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左起冠群陳怡安副理、吳珮琪副所長 、Kim&Chang律師 Duck Soon Chang、HL 資深律師 Michael Conwey、Dr. Daniel Chew、BSKB 資深合夥人 Robert Kenny、徐振康律師、Michael Smith律師、林佳慧律師、謝沛肴副理

冠群 – 臺美歐三區聯合講座:美國商標之合理商業使用要件、EPO 審查標準調整、英國脫歐影響及台灣著名商標判例

11月28日冠群邀請美英知名智財事務所 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB)、及 Haseltine Lake LLP (HL)的專家共同參與台美歐三區聯合講座,分別就台灣著名商標的訴訟判例、美國商標之商業使用要件、英國脫歐對歐洲商標與設計專利的影響、以及歐洲專利審查指南修訂情況等主題,給予精闢介紹及實務建議。

Experts from Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) and Haseltine Lake LLP (HL) were invited to speak at a joint seminar organized by Top Team on November 28, 2018. They presented a variety of topics including the “Trademark Use in Commerce” requirement and the Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program in the US; Brexit’s Impact on EU trademarks and designs, and an Update on EPO’s Guidelines for Examination.

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左起冠群陳怡安副理、吳珮琪副所長 、Kim&Chang律師 Duck Soon Chang、HL 資深律師 Michael Conwey、Dr. Daniel Chew、BSKB 資深合夥人 Robert Kenny、徐振康律師、Michael Smith律師、林佳慧律師、謝沛肴副理

Joint Seminar by Top Team, BSKB and HL: Regulation Updates and Practice in Taiwan, US and EU

Experts from Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) and Haseltine Lake LLP (HL) were invited to speak at a joint seminar organized by Top Team on November 28, 2018. They presented a variety of topics including the “Trademark Use in Commerce” requirement and the Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program in the US; Brexit’s Impact on EU trademarks and designs, and an Update on EPO’s Guidelines for Examination.

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False representation of a mark as a registered trademark

Section 107 lays out penalties for “falsely representing a trademark as registered.” Sub-section (1)(a) penalizes the false representation of a mark as a registered trademark,  when the mark is not a registered trademark in fact. Such a false representation is punishable, such as imprisonment up to three years, or fine, or both. It is not a mandatory that a registered trademark must  marked with the  “®”  symbol under India Trademark Law.

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虛假陳述商標為註冊商標

因虛假陳述為註冊商標,四位印度商標申請人Quality Sweets & Namkeens、Kids Fun Foods India Pvt. Ltd. 、Gunal Foods Pvt. Ltd. 、SRK Food Products因分別使用®符號於兩個印度商標「Kidsfun」 與 「Tofo」,被商標助理司法常務官Chennai依印度商標法第115(1) 條之虛假陳述為註冊商標提出刑事起訴,根據印度商標法107(1)(a)對虛假陳述商標為註冊商標之處罰辦法,當該商標實際上非註冊商標,可判處3年以下有期徒刑或罰款,或二者併罰。印度商標法並無強制規定是否應就已註冊商標標示®符號,但未經註冊或在申請階段之商標,如標示已註冊商標之®符號乃屬違法行為。

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