Organisation: State Administration for Market Regulation (China)

New measures aim to refine corporate name dispute adjudication

While new SAMR measures now provide a clear framework for handling corporate name disputes and specify some punitive measures, they only address conflicts between corporate names – not increasingly prevalent disputes between these and prior trademarks.

20 September 2023

Patent holder pushback could shake up draft Chinese SEP regulation

A proposal that heavily targets SEP holders may be adjusted to reflect an increasing licensor focus if there is enough criticism, local experts say

16 June 2023

China’s attention on trade secrets suggests change afoot in 2023

Possibility of a more comprehensive protection system across China comes with doubts about effectiveness of administrative enforcement

22 December 2022

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