China’s significantly revised trademark laws streamline the application process, provide greater protection for well-known marks, and impose harsher penalties on infringers.
China has long been criticized for lax intellectual property protection and being a haven for piracy. Perhaps in response to such criticisms, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress revised the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2013 to improve the efficiency of applying for or contesting trademark registrations, to provide greater protection for trademark owners, and to crack down on infringers and bad faith applications. The law goes into effect on May 1, 2014, but the practical import of the amendments will not become clear until they have been interpreted and implemented. In the meantime, key revisions include...
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