China: New Laws to Strengthen Protections for Intellectual Property and Trademark Theft

China is coming down heavily on intellectual property theft in the country with amendments to key laws that will strengthen protections for trademark rights and trade secrets, according to an article from China Briefing.

This week, China’s legislature approved amendments to three laws that will strengthen protections for intellectual property (IP) rights in the country. Revisions were made to the Trademark Law, Law Against Unfair Competition, and Administrative Licensing Law. (See here for the official notification.)

These changes are crucial to the successful implementation of the new foreign investment law that was passed at the end of the Two Sessions meeting in March. The law will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

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