The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress announced amendments to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China on April 23, 2019.

The new amendments address three primary issue areas:

  1. the filing of trademark applications in bad faith without an intent to use;
  2. the sanctioning of trademark agencies that assist with the filing of trademarks in bad faith; and
  3. increasing punitive and statutory damages, and clarifying the disposition of infringing goods by the People’s Courts.

This update details the new amendments and offers takeaways for brand owners. Read the full Update.