New draft on China Trademark Law

The Chinese authorities recently published the third revised draft of the China Trademark Law for public opinion. The draft seems to offer trademark holders better possibilities for protection and some of the more significant changes are the following:

The above, as well as the draft as a whole, clearly indicates that the Chinese authorities are aiming to embrace some of the internationally accepted practices. As mentioned above the draft also indicates better protection for trademark holders and a will to prosecute infringers. However the, from a western point of view, inconvenient sub class system will remain.

Peter Hermansson, Attorney at Law

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