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Standards for Trademark Examination and Trial

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The Trademark Office and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board have revised the Standards for Trademark Examination and Trial on basis of widely soliciting opinions from all sources and learning from the foreign examination standards and in combination with years of trademark examination and trial practices, for the purpose of accommodating to the third amendment to the Trademark Law and further regulating and well completing the work concerning trademark examination and trial.This amendment added the sound trademark examination standards, the standards for application of Examination Opinions in the examination practices, the standards for application of Paragraph 4, Article 19 of the Trademark Law, the standards for application of Article 50 of the Trademark Law, the trial standards of Paragraph 2, Article 15 of the Trademark Law, and the standards for determination of stakeholders, and made corresponding revision to the examination standards based on the partial revision to Article 10 of the Trademark Law, and deleted and added some examination cases to enrich and improve the content of the standards for trademark examination and trial.The revised Standards for Trademark Examination and Trial has been approved by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and is hereby printed and distributed for the implementation in trademark examination and trial of trademark cases by all examination personnel of the Trademark Office, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and the Trademark Examination Cooperation Center.

 

Trademark Office & Trademark Review and Adjudication Board

December of 2016 

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