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Dez 02, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 17/21 )
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New Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial

On November 22, 2021, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial. They explain Article 4 of the Chinese Trademark Law, which provides criteria for identifying malicious applications.

These new guidelines and other measures, such as the ‘Special Action Plan to Combat Malicious Trademark Squatting’ issued by CNIPA in March 2021, are intended to further reduce trademark squatting in China.

The guidelines come into effect on January 1, 2022.

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