China's legislature adopts amendment to Trademark law


Xiang Gao

On August 30, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, concluded its session, adopting the third amendment to the Trademark Law that aims to better protect exclusive trademark rights.

The new amendment will become effective on May 1, 2014.

Major changes and additions in the amendment are summarised below.

Expansion of non-traditional trademarks

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