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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


PRC Trademark Law Amended to Address Registrations Filed in Bad Faith

20 May 2019

On 23 April 2019, China's Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress announced the Fourth Amendment to the Trademark Law ("Amendment") which will come into effect on 1 November 2019. The Amendment introduces provisions specifically targeting trademarks filed in bad faith, a top concern within the international trademark community when it comes to IP protection in China. The Amendment is also expected to further enhance penalties to deter infringement.

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