Region: China

China joins Hague design registration system

It is expected that the Hague system will receive huge support from Chinese applicants.

18 February 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: September-December 2021

Featured in Prosecution

The latest WTR register tracker examines filing trends in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea between September and December 2021.

17 February 2022


Featured in Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2022

China has a comprehensive and integrated legal framework for trademark protection based on domestic legislation and international IP treaties and conventions.

17 February 2022

Chanel avoids appropriation backlash, but Chinese brands prove “fearless” competition

Chanel has brushed off a potential backlash after claims of appropriating a Chinese cultural symbol, but while consumers recognise a personal vendetta, domestic brands are becoming more competitive.

08 February 2022

China trials fast-track examination for trademark applications

If all conditions are met and fast-track examination is granted, applicants will benefit from a significantly shorter examination period.

08 February 2022

Sudden slowdown in global filings sends worrying economic signal

A downturn in Chinese trademark applications over the past year has led to unexpected stagnancy in annual global filing growth, sending a worrying message about the economy.

03 February 2022

Trademark registration becomes mandatory for e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes manufacturers should be aware that it is now compulsory to obtain a trademark registration with the CNIPA before launching their brands on the Chinese market.

28 January 2022

CNIPA’s Criteria for Determination of General Trademark Violations: key points, concerns and missed opportunities

The criteria, listed in 35 articles, define in detail the various types of trademark offences, with the exception of trademark infringement.

13 January 2022

Nike most-valuable apparel brand; China Trademark Association new committees; Take-Two buys Zynga – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how improved examinations and WIPO event participation are among the CNIPA's five-year efforts, some of the latest law firm promotions, and much more.

11 January 2022

Chinese courts sanction copycat fragrance using iconic Chanel N°5 trade dress

This case highlights that the registrability of a 3D trademark and the prerequisites for invoking trade dress protection are different matters governed by different laws.

04 January 2022

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