“Gu Ailing” trademark registered…

2022-07-10 0 By

What comes to mind first when you mention “Gu Ailing”?She won the first moguls gold medal for China at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in women’s freestyle skiing platform final.Gu Ailing has become a world-class skier step by step since she started skiing at the age of 3 to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics at the age of 18. The 18-year-old girl has become a “top treasure girl” with multiple halos because of her belief of “putting 100% into everything and doing the best”.But recently, her name was registered as a trademark, which has aroused heated discussion among netizens. Careful netizens found that “Gu Ailing” had been registered as a trademark as early as June 2019.Reporters found through inquiries, “Gu Ailing” trademark application information has 29.Among them, 11 trademarks of “Gu Ailing” applied by natural person Zhang in June 2019 have been registered, and the international classification involves education and entertainment, advertising sales, cloth and bed linen, etc.The trademark process of “Gu Ailing” applied by other companies and natural persons shows “rejected” or “invalid trademark”.On Feb. 9, according to the net news reporter interviewed industry on relevant issues in yunnan’s lawyer says trademark applicant or it will have corresponding punishment lingyun, director of the center for intellectual property law firm in yunnan, kunming is jointed, deputy director of the intellectual property rights jian-guo dong said, “if GuAiLing I proposed trademark is invalid, the state intellectual property office will be annulled the corresponding trademark.”Article 32 of the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China stipulates that the application for trademark registration shall not impair the existing prior rights of others, nor shall it be preempt by unfair means to register a trademark that has already been used by others and has certain influence.In this regard, Dong Jianguo said that it depends on whether the trademark applicant can provide evidence to prove that the trademark is not registered because of Gu Ailing’s fame. “It is not meaningful for us to understand the three characters’ Gu Ailing ‘from the Chinese semantics. Generally speaking, if it is not because of her fame, it is not justifiable to register.”At the same time, Dong jianguo said, “Since Gu was not as famous then as she is today, it is understandable that the trademark examiner approved the application without knowing it.But now, someone who wants to re-register the trademark ‘Gu Ailing’ will certainly not pass.”The reporter also noted that the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) implemented the Special Action Plan to Combat malicious trademark squatting in March 2021, focusing on the special action to combat malicious trademark squatting.”According to the plan, trademark applicants may be punished accordingly.”Want to hit the Olympic athletes “bad idea”?Let’s call it a day!