Robert Katz Prevails in Cancellation Proceeding

May, 2014 Partner Robert Katz prevailed in a cancellation proceeding before the Chinese Trademark Office. A third party had registered a client’s name without permission and that registration was cited against the client when it filed its trademark application in China. EVW, through its Chinese co-counsel, filed a petition to cancel the illicit registration based upon non-use by the registrant. The Chinese Trademark Board agreed the registrant had not used the mark and granted cancellation.