A lighting company only has 100 employees in Yiwu held a special press conference to expressed his determination to bring this vision into reality.
This enterprise, called Dongyang City, Sun Lighting Co., Ltd. " apply to the Chinese Trademark Office, the" iPhone "are registered flashlight trademark as its own production, and they are almost successful.
In the same day, Apple's market capitalization for the first time more than five hundred billion U.S. dollars to become global in the history of six to achieve this high degree of company, sit tight in the global market capitalization of the top spot.
However, this super company is facing following the iPad trademark dispute ", yet another challenge from Chinese companies.
Only a thin day, "iPhone became a flashlight trademark
In August 2010, Dongyang City, Sun Lighting Co., Ltd. commissioned by the the Yiwu Xu Jie Trademark Office, 11 categories flashlight category "iPhone" trademark application for registration to the State Trademark Bureau, upon inquiry, that such an application is recorded as blank.
June 13, 2011, the application by the State Trademark Office of First Instance, the three-month period of notice of First Instance. September 13 the same year, in the last day of the announcement of the Apple trademark objection.
February 16 this year, Xu Jie Trademark Office received the materials of the State Trademark Bureau transferred to Apple's objection, a total of over 1000 pages, called for the repeal of Yiwu small Solar Lighting Co., Ltd. "iPhone" trademark applications.
March 1, "Sun" held a news conference to respond.
"Little Miss Sunshine": for "iPhone" as a trademark because of it is easy to remember
Solar Lighting Co., Ltd. of Dongyang City were invited to more than 30 media conference yesterday to the scene.
General manager Cai Zhiyong said at the meeting, apply to the "iPhone" as the flashlight trademark "No problem", "prepare to use the trademark 'iPhone' trademark only application After successful registration, in accordance with the law in the high-end flashlight products and best LED flashlight. no opportunistic ideas. "
Company chairman Yang Long said that the reason to apply the "iPhone" trademark, just because remember, no other ideas.
According to reports, Cai Zhiyong family business from Wenzhou, Dongyang City, Sun Lighting Co., Ltd. currently employs 100 people, mainly engaged in the Small Sun Little Sun "mark of the flashlight.
"We believe that using the 'iPhone' as flashlight trademark is legitimate, not because the other side is the world's top 500 on the yield, it will not because the other party is a foreign company, and feel inferior." Long Yang said.
Up to now, the "Apple" is not official contact with the "little sun"
Xu Jie, commissioned by the "little sun" of Yiwu City, Xu Jie Trademark Office director, told reporters that he thinks the English trademark "iPhone" is just one of six letters of the alphabet.
Xu Jie similar goods and services to distinguish listed in the table ", a total of 45 categories, they do not constitute a similar mark for similar goods, and any individuals and businesses can choose to sign up free in 45 categories.
Tao Xuming, Zhejiang Chouzhou law firm director, believes that "little sun" in the application for registration "iPhone" trademark on the products of 11 categories of "light, a flashlight," in full compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
"Well-known trademarks to coexist in different categories very normal Chinese cigarettes and China pencil, seven wolf costumes and seven wolves cigarettes, Apple and the U.S. Apple clothing, you can tell you who was the copy one?"
It is reported that so far, Apple did with the "little sun" formal contacts, but commissioned by the Intellectual Property Agent Co., Ltd. IntellecPro objection. Yesterday, the reporter tried to contact "IntellecPro, but the phone has no answer.
"Apple" want to get satisfactory results, at least 2012
Zhejiang Academy of Social Sciences, Law, Research Associate, Dr. Wang Kun said, Apple has not without a successful objection to the possibility, in accordance with the provisions of Article 13 (2) of the Trademark Law, only Apple's "iPhone" trademark by the State Trademark Office identified as well-known trademarks, it be possible to cross-class protection.
But so far, "iPhone" trademark is not long enough time to enter China, did not get well-known trademarks recognized.
"Once Apple registered objection was rejected, then follow the procedures for reconsideration to the judges. If the reconsideration results are still not satisfied, then it can bring an administrative lawsuit." Dr. Wang Kun said the company has completed the entire program , ranging from one to two years, as many as four or five years or even longer.
In addition, according to the China Trademark information, in a total of 45 categories, Apple only apply for registration of the 16 categories of "iPhone" trademark, the rest of the category "iPhone" trademark has been more than 10 domestic applicants to apply, apple The company raised an objection, but the Trademark Office has not made any a ruling on the opposition.The new iscollated by worldwide free shipping