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Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (promulgated by Presidential Order No. 6 of August 30, 2013)

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Year of current version:2013
Date of entry into force of original text:May 1, 2014
Date of Text (Enacted):August 30, 2013
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
Notes:
The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 4th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress on August 30, 2001, and shall come into force on May 1, 2014.
Among the amendments to the Trademark Law are the following: possibility to register sound marks; protection of well-known trademarks, principle of good faith for registration and use of trademarks; measures against bad faith applications; multi-class applications and e-filing; new time frames for examination period of applications, establishment of invalidation procedure, and increase of penalties for trademark infringements.
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《全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于修改〈中华人民共和国商标法〉的决定》 (经2013年8月30日第六号主席令公布) 《全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于修改〈中华人民共和国商标法〉的决定》 (经2013年8月30日第六号主席令公布), Complete document (pdf) [237 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:CN194

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