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13/02/2023

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) launched a public consultation on draft amendments (the โ€œDraftโ€) to the PRC Trademark Law. The Draft proposes major changes to the PRC Trademark Law, primarily tackling Chinaโ€™s overcrowded trademark register and bad faith filings as well as enhancing the efficiency of the trademark system. The proposed changes in the Draft, if accepted, will significantly impact brand ownersโ€™ filing, portfolio management and enforcement strategies.

Upon monitoring the further developments and final amendments that will be enacted, brand owners are recommended to review and adjust their approach to IP protection in China.

To know more, please read our latest article for this update prepared by our Managing Partner,ย Alan Chiu, our Partner, Valerie Suen, our Partner, James Choi, and our Associate, Vincent Lai.