Why China’s trademark enforcement still needs reform

May 16, 2014
Despite the rapid progress China has made in IP protection, two issues stood out at the INTA Annual Meeting this week – the weaknesses in the latest amendments to the Trademark Law and the challenges of enforcing against counterfeiters

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China Law & Practice attended the 136th annual meeting of the International Trademark Association, which took place in Hong Kong from May 10 to 14 and was attended by over 8,500 trademark professionals. This was the first time the event took place in Asia and the event included a number of sessions looking at trademark protection in China. These included a Regional Update on China (where the new Trademark Law was discussed in depth), a government perspective panel on Trademark and IP Issues in China, an IP Attachés Update, Social Media in China and, finally, a session on Criminal Action against Counterfeiters in China.

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