is an intellectual property attorney with wide-ranging experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, including strategic patent portfolio development and management. Her practice also focuses on patent opinions, intellectual property valuations/due diligence, analyzing potential infringement/validity issues, and drafting and negotiating agreements relating to technology and intellectual property. Kristin has extensive experience with trademark, unfair competition, and patent litigation through trial and appeal. She also has experience in
administrative contested matters, such as oppositions and cancellation
practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and Inter Partes
Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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British automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been engaged in a multi-jurisdiction battle against Chinese automaker Jiangling Motors (Jiangling) over JLR’s assertions that Jiangling copied distinctive design features of JLR’s RANGE ROVER Evoque (EVOQUE) in the LANDWIND X7 vehicle. JLR previously successfully took action in Brazil and the European Union, resulting in injunctions against the sale of Jiangling’s LANDWIND vehicle in those jurisdictions. JLR’s latest efforts has yielded additional success against Jiangling’s sale and production of the LANDWIND X7 in China, Jiangling’s home base. On March 13, the Beijing Chaoyang District Court in China found Jiangling liable for unfair competition in connection with the sale and manufacturing of the LANDWIND X7, finding that certain design features of the LANDWIND vehicle are “essentially identical” to JLR’s distinctive design features for the EVOQUE. This decision is the first case under China’s 2017 Anti-Unfair Competition Law to find in favor of a foreign company in the auto industry.