Latest amendments to PRC's trademark law


Xiang Gao

On December 28, 2012, the Legal Work Committee of the National People’s Congress of PRC published its latest draft of the third amendment to PRC trademark law, which was open for public comments until January 31, 2013.

Major changes contained in the draft can be summarised below.

Simplified opposition procedures

Anyone opposing a trademark must be the owner of a prior right or be a party of interest. Opposition will be examined on relative grounds.

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