China trademark law

On 23 April, 2019, the fourth trademark law amendment is announced in public. It has been long time for officals, lawyers and trademark agencies to talk about  problems in applying trademark in daily work. With extremly increasing number of applying trademarks, less words can be found by pratical business runners to apply trademark in China.  More and more bad faith application have made it hard to register trademark for business owners. So the fourth edition trademark law will take important role in IP protection in China.

China trademark law amend in history

Adopted at the 24th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National People’s Congress on August 23, 1982; amended for the first time in accordance with the Decision on Revising the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 30th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People’s Congress on February 22, 1993; amended for the second time in accordance with the Decision on Revising the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 24th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on October 27, 2001; and amended for the third time in accordance with the Decision on Revising the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China adopted at the 4th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on August 30, 2013; On 23 April, the amended Trademark Law was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. The Amended Trademark Law will take effect on 1 November 2019. This is the 4th time amendment for trademark law in China.


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