September 22, 2019 Feature

Practical Tips for Trademark Protection in China

Nina Li

©2019. Published in Landslide, Vol. 12, No. 1, September/October 2019, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Compared with most of the Western countries, the trademark protection history in China is relatively short. Chinese trademark law and practice have been constantly evolving since the first trademark law came into effect in 1983. Due to the differences in laws and protection systems, people outside of the country have difficulty understanding the trademark protection situation in China. This article shares some practical tips that are very important to developing trademark protection strategies in China.

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