On October 17, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) holds a press conference, centering around the theme of "broadening the market access and optimizing the business environment". It was learned at the press conference that the Regulations on Trademark Application and Registration (thereinafter shorted as "Regulations") had been released by SAMR as the 17th decree and will take into force from December 1.

Qin Yizhi, Deputy Head of SAMR indicated that SAMR and CNIPA will take into consideration both the execution of Trademark Law and Regulations to continuously push forward the reform of trademark registration facilitation and to crack down on various illegal acts disrupting the order of trademark administration, in a bid to create a market environment favorable to fair competition and good faith.

As was learned, the Standing Committee of National People's Congress approved the decision to revise the Trademark Law and will come into force from November 1 this year. In order to put in place the regulations of higher-level laws, the Regulations released this time include 19 articles and intend to regulate the acts of trademark application and registration in four aspects.


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