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Aug/03

PLANET HOLLYWOOD v. STAR HOLLYWOOD


China Blawg on a negotiated settlement between PLANET HOLLYWOOD and STAR HOLLYWOOD for restaurnats in China.

Among the things trademark owners worry about is that their unused marks will become vlunerable to non-sue cancellation in certain jurisdictions.  The article passes along the tip that in China, mere newspaper advertising, even without the ability on the part of the advertiser to actually sell something, satisfies use requirements, and therefore will serve to defeat cancellation on non-use grounds.

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