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China Amends Trademark Law to Curb Trademark Squatting - Intellectual Property News

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

From Quarles & Brady LLP:

On Tuesday, April 23, China's legislature approved several amendments to the current trademark law in an attempt to curb bad faith trademark filings that are often used to blackmail rightful brand owners, disrupt the business of brand owners, and other unlawful purposes. The language added to rules that apply to examination, opposition, and invalidation states: “Any bad faith trademark applications without the intent to use shall be refused.”

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