The monks of the world famous Shaolin temple, the birth place of Shaolin Boxing, filed for protection of the Shaolin mark. The monks of the temple want to curb misuse of the mark by international traders who are using it for commercial purposes. Nestled in the foothills of central China, the temple was established in 495 A.D. It is believed that the monks of the temple combined the principles of Buddhism and the Chinese martial arts that evolved into Kung Fu to create Shaolin Boxing. Since then, the temple has been made famous by dozens of Kung Fu movies.
The monks believe that it is their historical responsibility to protect the Shaolin culture and thus registered “Shaolin” and “Shaolin temple” in many countries, such as China, India and USA. The abbot issued a statement expressing that the temple plans to take action against anyone who abuses the Shaolin trademark for commercial purposes without any authorization. In addition, the temple has enlisted a firm to protect the reputation of the temple and prevent abusive commercial use.
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