The State Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) promoted the revision of the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China and on January 13, 2023, issued the Amendment to the Trademark Law (Draft for Comments), which is now open for comments.Specific opinions on the revision and improvement of the Draft for Comments must be submitted before February 27, 2023.
国家知的財産局は2022年に杭州で開催される予定の第19回アジア競技大会のエンブレム「潮涌(タイド)」の特別サインの延期に関して、杭州2022年第19回アジア競技大会のエンブレム「タイド」の特別ロゴは2026年の8月29日まで延長されると発表しています。なお、杭州2022年第19回アジア競技大会は2022年05月06日に開催の延期が発表されています。The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Postponed
China’s Trademark Office Releases 2021 Statistics: 482K Malicious Applications Rejected; 7 Months to Registration; Registrations Up 34%, the Trademark Office of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released a summary of statistics for 2021 in a document entitled 这些数字，让我们记住2021年！ Like the Patent Office of CNIPA cracking down on “irregular” patent applications, the TM Office rejected 482,000 trademark application for malicious registration not intended for use and preemptively rejected 1,628 malicious trademarks applications that harm social and public interests, and invalidated 1,729 registered trademarks ex officio. The preemptive rejections may be for Olympic-related marks such as for Olympic athlete and fashion model Eileen Gu
In an interview with The Paper on Monday, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) said that the country has seen 16,000 trademark applications filed, encapsulating the term ‘metaverse.’The CNIPA has strictly opposed malicious trademark registrations, especially if the company is trying to hoard trademarks without apparent purpose for use.
China’s government has begun rejecting trademark applications related to metaverse projects, according to numerous local media reports.Trademark applications containing yuan yuzhou – Mandarin for metaverse – have been denied registration by the National Intellectual Property Administration, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Monday citing data from business and trademark registration tracking firm Tianyancha. Those rejected include applications by NetEase, iQiyi and Xiaohongshu.
On January 18, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Measures for Rapid Examination of Trademark Applications (for Trial Implementation) (商标注册申请快速审查办法（试行)) that provides for examination of certain trademark applications within 20 days of approval of a request to participate. The Measures are effective immediately.
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial (商标审查审理指南) on November 22, 2021, effective January 1, 2022. The Guidelines, which are somewhat analogous to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, explains the Trademark Law’s Article 4, which states, in part, “malicious trademark registration applications that are not intended for use shall be rejected” by providing 10 factors to identify malicious applications.