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    Overview:

      Hongliang MA concentrates his practice in trademark legal services after graduating from Minzu University of China in 2007. He joined NTD in 2012 and has fifteen years of working experience so far. Before joining NTD, he served as an assistant Examiner of the former Trademark Review and Adjudication Board from 2008 to 2010, and served as the deputy leader of the fifth review group. He has received comprehensive training on professional and systematic trademark review and adjudication cases, and is familiar with the trial standards of trademark review and examination work, and can provide clients with more precise legal opinions and suggestions.

      Mr. Ma passed the National Legal Vocational Qualification Examination in 2007 and obtained the Lawyer's License in 2009. So far, he has represented tens of thousands of trademark administrative confirmation and authorization cases, tried thousands of various trademark review cases, and represented hundreds of administrative litigation cases. The opposition case of trademark No. 22702459 for "SENCONNY" represented by Mr. Ma was selected as an excellent trademark case in 2019-2020.


    Education and Training:

      • Bachelor of Law and Economics, Minzu University of China


    Practice Areas:

      Trademark strategy consultation, all kinds of trademark right granting and verification cases (including registration application, assignment, renewal, license, opposition, review, invalidation, administrative reconsideration, etc.) and administrative litigation cases.

    Professional Affiliations:

      • Member of All China Lawyers Association


    Working Language:

      English, Mandarin

    Representative cases:

      • Representing DuPont in the administrative litigation of "Kevlar" invalidation case and the administrative litigation of "Kevlar" review of non-use cancellation case, won the first instance and the second instance both (2021);

      • Representing Saucony for the opposition case of trademark "圣康尼SENCONNY" No. 22702459 (2019-2020 National Excellent Trademark Cases Awards);

      • Representing DuPont in opposition cases wherein recognized "DuPont" trademark as a well-known trademark (2020);

      • Representing C.UYEMURA & CO., LTD. in the administrative litigations of "NANOSEALER" and "NANOMOVER" trademark refusal reviews and won in the second-instance (2020);

      • Representing Nippon Steel Corporation in the "Nippon Steel in Chinese" trademark refusal review and successfully overcome the refusal of lack of trademark distinctiveness and won the case (2020);

      • Representing RYOHIN KEIKAKU CO., LTD. to win multiple trademark invalidation cases (2017);

      • Representing NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES ASSOCIATION INC. in the administrative litigation cases for “REEL TOYS” refusal review in both the first and second instances (2016);

      • Representing DuPont to win multiple trademark administrative litigation cases in Beijing Higher People's Court (2016).


    Awards:

      • 2019-2020 National Excellent Trademark Cases Awards in 2020 elected by China Trademark Agency Association

      • 2009 Outstanding Communist Youth League Member of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce