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The Trademark Law of China was first promulgated in 1982, was amended by the Decision of the Standing Committee of the NPC of August 30, 2013, which took effect on May 1, 2014. Implementing regulations have been revised by Decision of the State Council of April 29, 2014 and China is now looking to even further improve the quality of the trademark system in order to match international standards.
The most significant amendments were made in the areas of anti-counterfeiting, prosecution, enforcement, protection of well-known marks, oppositions and invalidations. Considering the growth in the number of trademark filings, amendments were also made to streamline the registration process.

Related Trademark Law

China Laws

Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China 2001

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Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China)

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Regulation on the Implementation of the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (2014 Revision)

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Regulations on the Protection of the World Exposition Symbols (2004)

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Regulations on the Protection of Olympic Symbols

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Regulations on the Administration of Special Signs

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Provisions on the Determination and Protection of Well-Known Trademarks (2014 Revision)

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Measures for the Administration of Chinese Name-Brand Products [2001]

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The Notice of the Supreme People's Court on Issuing the Opinions on Several Issues Concerning the Trial of Administrative Cases Involving the Authorization and Determination of Trademark Rights

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Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law to the Trial of Cases of Civil Disputes over the Protection of Famous Trademarks

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Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Issues concerning the Jurisdiction over Trademark Cases and Application of Law after the Entry into Force of the Decision on Amending the Trademark Law

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Opinions of the Supreme People's Court Concerning Trial of Administrative Cases in Respect of Trademark Right Granting and Confirmation

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Provisions on Trial of Cases of Civil Disputes over Trademark Conflicts and Prior Right

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Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law to the Trial of Cases of Civil Disputes over the Protection of Famous Trademarks

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Interpretation by the Supreme People`s Court of the Issues Relating to Application of Law to Pre-trial Suspension of Acts of Infringement of Exclusive Right

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Interpretation by the Supreme People's Court of the Issues Relating to Jurisdiction over and Scope of Application of Law to the Hearing of Trademark

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Interpretation on People`s Courts Subjecting Rights in Registered Trademarks to Property Preservation

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Measures for the Administration of Trademark Agency (2010)

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Rules of Trademark Review and Adjudication (Revised 2014)

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Regulations on the Determination of Well-Known Trademarks

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Rules and Procedures for Substantive Examination of Trademarks

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China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Rules for Foreigners or Foreign Enterprises Applying for Trademark Registration in China

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Trial Measures for Evaluating and Protecting Brands in the Commercial Field

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Measures for the Registration and Administration of Collective Marks and Certification Marks

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Measures for the Implementation of Madrid International Registration of Trademarks

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Opinions on Resolution of Several Issues Concerning Trademarks and Enterprise Names

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Opinions on Several Issues Concerning Service Trademark Protection

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Provisions on the Management of Trademarks in Foreign Trade

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Standards on Review and Examination of Trademarks Importing Words like "Zhong Guo" and Began with "Guo"

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Circular on Prohibition on Alteration of the Format of Written Application for Trademark without Authorization

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How to apply for the Renewal of a Registered Trademark

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Useful Documents

Past events

Subject:Beijing
Location:Beijing
from 23 Jun 2016 to 24 Jun 2016

China-EU Experts’ Roundtable on “bad-faith” Trade Mark Registrations and Protection of Geographical Indications with the State Administration for Industry & Commerce

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Location:Chengdu, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Wuhan
from 01 Jun 2016 to 08 Jun 2016

Trade Mark Strategy for Chinese Companies doing business overseas

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Expert Workshop with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Trade Mark

Subject:Beijing
Location:Beijing
from 15 Dec 2015 to 16 Dec 2015

Expert Workshop with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Trade Mark "best practices"

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IP Café on Protection of Well-known Trade Marks organised in Partnership with Peking University

Subject: Beijing, China
Location: Beijing, China
14 Dec 2015

IP Café on Protection of Well-known Trade Marks organised in Partnership with Peking University

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Subject:Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland
Location:Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland
from 19 Oct 2015 to 27 Oct 2015

Roving Seminars in the EU on the Chinese Trade Mark system – Bilateral meetings between State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC and European IP Offices

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Location:Beijing, China
Alicante, Spain
31 Dec 2014

Technical Feasibility Study on Possible Implementation of TMview

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Location:Shenyang and Harbin, China
from 24 Sep 2014 to 26 Sep 2014

Roving Seminars on European Community Trademark

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Location:Beijing, China
27 Jan 2014

Roundtable on the Draft Implementing Regulations to the Trademark Law

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