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									   APAA Trademark Committee Discussion Chart         December 28, 2007
   "Trademark Use-Infringement versus Non-Use-How Do they Compare?”



               1       2      3       4        5     6     7       8     9     10
Australia      N/N     Y/N    N/N     N/N      N/N   N/N   Y/N     M/M   Y/Y   N/
                                                                               N.A
Bangladesh
H.K            Y/Y     Y/Y    Y/Y     N/       Y/    N/Y   N/      Y/Y   Y/Y   N/
                                      N.A      N.A         N.A                 N.A
India          M/M     M/     M/      M/       Y/    N/    N/      Y/Y   Y/Y   Y/
                       N.A    N.A     N.A      N.A   N.A   N.A                 N.A
Indonesia      N/N     Y/N    Y/N     Y/N      Y/N   N/N   Y/N     Y/N   Y/N   N/N
Japan          N/N     M/M    N/N     N/N      Y/N   N/M   N/N     Y/Y   M/Y   N/N
Korea          Y/Y     N/N    N/N     N/Y      Y/Y   N/N   N/N     Y/Y   Y/Y   N/N
Malaysia       M/M     Y/M    Y/M     Y/       Y/    N/N   M/      Y/M   Y/M   Y/
New Zealand     Y/Y     Y/Y   Y/Y     N/M      N/M   M/M   Y/N     Y/Y   Y/Y   N/N
Pakistan       Y/      Y/     N/      Y/       Y/    N/    Y/      Y/    Y/    Y/
Philippine      Y/N     Y/N   Y/N     N/N      N/N   N/N   N/N     Y/N   Y/N   Y/N
Singapore       N/N    M/Y    M/N     N/N      M/M   N/M   M/      Y/Y   Y/Y   M/
                                                           N.A                 N.A
Sri Lanka       Y/Y     Y/Y   Y/N     Y/N      Y/N   N/    Y/      Y/Y   Y/    Y/Y
Taiwan         M/N      N/Y   N/N     Y/       M/    N/N   M/      Y/N   M/N   Y/Y
Thailand       N/M      N/Y   N/Y     Y      / N/Y   Y/N   M     / Y/N   Y/N   M/N
                                      N.A                  N.A
Vietnam        M/Y     M/ Y   N/Y     N/Y      M/N   N/N   Y/M     Y/M   N/N   N/N
               1       2      3       4        5     6     7       8     9     10


   Note: 1) "Y" means "YES"; "N" means "NO";"M" means "YES and NO"
              “N.A” means “Not Applicable”
                                        Case 1
Use of CD record's title identical to another person's   registered trademark
                                 QUESTION
A: “UNDER THE SUN” is other person’s registered trademark on CD
 jackets. Can you use the title “UNDER THE SUN” on CD jackets?
B: Is use of the title considered “a trademark use”?
                                CASE    2
            Use of a design mark on the whole front of T-shirts
        which is identical to another person's registered trademark

                                QUESTION
A: This design is other person’s registered trademark on T-shirts.
    Can you use this design on T-shirts?

B: Is use of the design considered “trademark use”?
                               CASE     3
       Use of a mark on free gifts such as tissue which is identical
                to another person's registered trademark




                            QUESTION
A: “ABC” is other person’s registered trademark on pens.
    Can you use the mark “ABC” on pens which are free gifts
    for promotion of your products, e.g. computers?

B: Is your use of the mark “ABC” considered “use” on pens which
   are free gifts for promotion of your products, e.g. computers?
                             CASE   4
  Use of another person's registered trademark for the purpose of
   notifying the usage of the goods (e.g. "Ink jet for CANON")

                            QUESTION

A: Can ABC COMPANY’s use “ABC ink jet for CANON” on ink jet
   without obtaining any permission from CANON INC. ?
                                CASE 5

            Use on recycled and revived goods without removing
                        its original registered mark

                             QUESTION
A: This design is CANON’s registered trademark on toner cartridges.
   Can you use this trademark on your refilled toner cartridges?


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                           CASE 6
      Use of a mark in the case where the mark is used
    not as a trademark but as a name of ingredients of food

                           QUESTION
A: Can you use “PEPPERONI” as a name of ingredients of food
   even when the mark is registered by a third party ?

B: Is use of “PEPPERONI”, a name of ingredients of food
   considered as “trademark use” in a non-use cancellation action?
                                CASE 7

 Use of another person's trademark as a back ground scenery of his/her own
                              advertisement

                                Question:
A: This is an advertisement of ABC of ABC COMPANY.
  Can ABC COMPANY use other company’s trademark signboards
  as a scenery ?

                      ABC COMPANY’s    advertisement


                Chanel
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                                    ABC
                                     CASE 8
 Operating a website using the domain name with the indication of the mark on
                  the relevant goods and services on the website
                                   QUESTION
A: A third party’s use of “amazon.co.jp” infringes amazon trademark right?
B: Is this “amazon.co.jp” considered as “ trademark use”?




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                                    CASE 9
    Trademark use on the Internet in the case the server exists outside of the
 jurisdiction while the purchasing of the goods and services are available in the
                       relevant jurisdiction on the Internet

                                   QUESTION
A: Can you stop a third party from using its trademark on the Internet
  in the case where its server exists outside of your country?

B: Is use of a mark on the Internet considered as “use”, even in the
   case where its server exists outside of your country ?




                                    CASE 10
      Indication of another person’s mark in a comparative advertisement

                               QUESTION
A: Can you use other person’s mark in your comparative advertisement?

A: Is use of your mark in your comparative advertisement considered
   as “trademark use” ?




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