Ford Files Opposition to LYNK&CO's Trademark

Ford Files Opposition to LYNK&CO's Trademark


Ford Motor Company (Ford) filed opposition to the trademark application of LYNK&CO by the holding company of GEELY in the US, claiming that the English pronunciation of LYNK&CO is similar with Ford’s Luxury brand – Lincoln. The spokesman of Lincoln said that Ford will take all measures in Law to protect its trademark from being infringed by LYNK&CO. The United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved a grace period for Ford to officially file opposition against LYNK&CO’s trademark. Ford has been allowed to submit the opposition application before November 15. However, the person in charge of GEELY believed that the trade application of LYNK&CO in the US had been not influenced by the opposition filed by Ford.

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.