On March 23, 2023, the Wuxi Intermediate People’s Court (无锡市中级人民法院) upheld a lower court’s sentence of 4.5 years for Zhao XX as well as a fine of 30,000 RMB and restitution of 280,000 RMB. Zhao used the “trademark document express delivery” scam to courier copies of official trademark approval announcements to trademark applicants requiring the payment of 25 RMB upon receipt.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL) Scores Another Win Against CALB Group With 20 Million RMB Award in Ongoing EV Battery Patent Infringement Battle
In a third patent infringement victory for Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) against CALB Group Co., Ltd. (中創新航科技集團股份有限公司), the Fuzhou Intermediate Court on February 21, 2023 awarded CATL an injunction, 20,100,000 RMB in damages and 202,693.12 RMB in reasonable costs for infringing Chinese patent CN108878892B (ZLZL201810696957.2). Prior patent infringement awards to CATL against CALB included 35.8 million RMB for Chinese patent CN110010851B (ZL201910295365.4) and 2.6 million RMB for Chinese patent CN108258180B (ZL201810039458.6).
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) Scores 35.8 Million RMB Patent Infringement Victory Against CALB
In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange dated February 21, 2023, CALB Group Col., Ltd. (中創新航科技集團股份有限公司) announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court ruled against it in a patent infringement lawsuit for lithium-ion batteries. The Court awarded Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), the world’s largest EV battery producer, 35.8 million RMB in damages, 798 thousand RMB for provisional patent protection (from the time of the patent application publication), over 202 thousand RMB for reasonable expenses, and an …
Mattel Defeats Chinese Trademark Applicant Attempting to Register “Barbie” for Services Including Artificial Insemination (For Animals)
On February 16, 2023, the Beijing IP Court announced a ruling in Mattel’s favor against a Chinese applicant attempting to register a trademark for 芭比堂 (Barbie Tang) in class 44 for goods and services including animal breeding, artificial insemination (for animals), test tube fertilization (for animals), pet bathing and veterinary assistance. Yunchong (Beijing) Animal Medical Technology Co., Ltd. (云宠（北京）动物医疗科技有限公司) operates a chain of animal hospitals operating under the name of 芭比堂动物医院 (Barbietang Animal Hospital) and applied for a trademark for …