The Third Revision of Chinese Trademark Law – Analysis and Comment

  • Weijun Zhang
  • Lizhou Wei
  • Yanbing Li


As of May 1, 2014, China’s new Trademark Law, together with its newly adopted implementing Regulations, has officially taken effect. This Law, as the third amendment of Chinese Trademark Law, contains substantial revisions, especially with respect to subject matter, registration procedure, bad faith application, enforcement, etc. Based on primary sources of Chinese legislation and practice, this paper intends to present a comprehensive view of the new Trademark Law.


Trademark registration Opposition Infringement Enforcement Damages 



The authors are grateful to Professor Annette Kur for providing most of the updated information regarding the EU jurisprudence and her valuable comments on the original manuscript.


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© Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.MunichGermany
  3. 3.FreiburgGermany

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