In order to strengthen the protection of the intellectual property rights and improve the quality control of trademark prosecution and enforcement, China issued a number of new regulations and practice guidelines in late 2022. The purpose of the new regulations, which were issued by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (the “CNIPA”) and the State Market Supervision Administration (the “State MSA”), was to further guide and regulate trademark practice as well as trademark agency conduct. In addition, on January 13, 2023, the CNIPA published the Draft Amendment of the PRC Trademark Law for Public Comments. The State MSA also published the Draft Amendment of the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law for Public Comments on November 22, 2022. Read more
Monday, March 13 2023 \ Published by JD Supra.