Beijing Nr. 1 Intermediate People's Court confirmed the rejection of the Trade Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of the application of Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club for a trademark.
"[A]lthough the two trademarks had slight differences in English words, the posture of the polo player and the direction of the horse, they were similar to each other as a whole trademark. If the two trademarks were used for identical or similar goods, the consumers may confuse the sources of the goods."
Read NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd.'s article via IPR.gov.cn here.