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Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China)

Year of Version:2014
Date of Entry into Force:March 1, 1983
Date of Text (Enacted):August 23, 1982
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trademarks
Notes:
The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (the 'PRC Trademark Law') was first adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (the 'NPC Standing Committee') on August 23, 1982, and entered into force on March 1, 1983.
The Law was revised in 1993 in 2001, and in 2013 by the NPC Standing Committee.

This 2013 revised version of the Trademark Law incorporates all the amendments up to the Decision of August 30, 2013, of the NPC Standing Committee on Revising the PRC Trademark Law.
The amendments introduced by the said Decision, which became into force on May 1, 2014, revise 34 articles out of the 64 of the 2001 version of the Trademark Law, add 13 new articles and six new provisions, and delete three articles.
These amendments facilitate trademark registration procedures, ensure a fair market for trademark holders and strengthens the legal protection of trademarks in China in line with international standards.

The English version of this revised version of the Trademark Law is reproduced from the website http://www.inchinalaw.com/risorse/.
This translation is provided for information purposes only and has no legal force.
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中华人民共和国商标法(根据2013年8月30日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》修正) 中华人民共和国商标法(根据2013年8月30日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》修正), Complete document (pdf) [190 KB] 中华人民共和国商标法(根据2013年8月30日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》修正), Complete document (htm) [503 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

English

Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China) Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China), Complete document (pdf) [168 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:CN195

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