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China Revokes Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s Trademark For OneTouch Diabetes Monitoring Products


1/9/2014 12:47:01 PM

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by Richard Daverman, PhD

January 9, 2014 -- China has revoked Johnson & Johnson’s trademark for its “OneTouch” diabetes glucose monitoring products. Since 2007, J&J has been trying to convince China courts that Guilin Zhonghui Biotechnology has been producing counterfeit versions of its products under a similar name: “One Touch” (two words rather than J&J’s one). Now, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce has ruled that J&J does not have the right to trademark a phrase that was already in common use. J&J has vowed to appeal the ruling. More details....

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