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21 September 2020
On 6 May 2020 the Guangzhou IP Court upheld a first-instance judgment rendered by the Guangzhou Nansha People's Court dismissing a trademark infringement claim against parallel imported products.
The appeal court found that:
This decision reaffirms the judicial practice that the import of non-counterfeit goods without the express permission of the trademark owner is not illegal in China, provided that the imported products comply with China's compulsory certification requirements and the importer does not modify, in any way, the imported product.
For further information on this topic please contact Zhigang Zhu at Wanhuida Intellectual Property by telephone (+86 10 6892 1000) or email (email@example.com). The Wanhuida Intellectual Property website can be accessed at www.wanhuida.com.
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