China Releases 3rd Draft Amendments to Trademark Law

Recently the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC released the 3rd draft amendments to the PRC Trademark Law ("the 3rd Draft Amendments") for public comments. As compared to the first two drafts released in June 2009 and March 2010, the 3rd Draft Amendments backtrack towards the current law by removing a few pro-brand-owner provisions that had appeared in previous drafts. For example, the list of acts constituting trademark infringement set out in the 3rd Draft Amendments is shorter than in the 2010 draft.

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