Chinese Court Rejects J&J Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (December 23, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Chinese court rejected a bid by Johnson & Johnson to nullify a registered trademark held by a domestic competitor that the U.S. healthcare company says is trying to confuse consumers with a brand that sounds similar to its Carefree line of sanitary towels.

The First Intermediate People's Court in Beijing refused to overturn a decision by the Trademark Bureau to turn down a request to nullify a trademark held by Kangfuya Health Products Ltd, based in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

Since 1997, Johnson &...
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