China’s Courts won’t Prohibit a Trademark Squatting with Post-Approval


(By Luo Yanjie) Abstract: “Agent” in conduct of Agent’s preemptive registration refers to “trademark agents, representatives or other agents and representatives based on sales and agency relationship such as distribution and agency”. Commodities that no agent or representative may apply for registration include commodities same as the commodities where the trademarks of the principals or the persons represented are attached to as well as other similar commodities. Considering trademark is a private right, judicial institutions shall fully respect parties’ autonomy.


Introduction to the 2013 China Trademark Law, Part I

(By Zhan Yi) On August 30, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress promulgated the Decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Concerning Alterations to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China, which shall be implemented on May 1, 2014. Our website has already translated the Full text of 2013 China Trademark Law in a previous post, and compiled and provided a comparative version highlighting the differences between the 2001 Trademark Law and 2013 Trademark Law. Starting with today’s post, we will introduce and discuss the most important revisions and changes found in the 2013 Trademark Law. In today’s post, we will introduce the first part.