The Study on the Impact of the 2019 Amendment of the Chinese Trade Mark Law considers to what extent the newly enacted provisions of the Chinese Trademark Law facilitate or hinder the possibility for rights holders on the ground to uphold their trade mark in the Chinese IP system. The focus of the Study is the impact of the newly enacted provisions on the ability of original brand owners to defend their rights against bad faith trade marks in China.
The Study comprises four distinct sections including the analysis of the impact of the introduction of bad faith as a ground for refusal, the way the transformation of trade marks to resemble other registered marks is being tackled in the Chinese system, the recognition of well-known trade marks and their protection against bad faith as well as possible suggestions to further address the issue.
- Study on the Chinese Trademark Law: Assessment of the Impact of the Reform of China’s Trade Mark Law [EN] [PDF - 1.26MB]
- Study on the Chinese Trademark Law: Assessment of the Impact of the Reform of China’s Trade Mark Law [CN] [PDF - 0.21MB]