Administrative Litigation Handled by Chang Tsi & Partners Highlighted by China Supreme Court
On April 17, 2012 the China Supreme Court announced the ten most influential IP Cases and fifty representative IP cases of 2011. A trademark refusal retrial case by a Fortune 500 retailer for its house mark against the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (Supreme People's Court  No. 9) was selected as an example for establishing trademark rights. Chang Tsi attorneys Gao Yan and Damien Wang, along with assistance from Spring Chang, Simon Tsi, and Flora Fang, successfully represented the retailer in the retrial before the China Supreme Court. This case is significant because the Supreme Court held that common words could have distinctive characteristics, and granted a registration that had been denied by the China Trademark Office, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, and two Courts.