This issue is filled with great insights and expert commentary on areas that are relevant to the legal landscape and highlight how the business community is embracing technology, media and telecommunications. There are various topics covered, from new ways of working and digital transformation in the finance sector to data protection regulatory updates and guidance. We also have a series of articles that focus on e-commerce across a number of jurisdictions.
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The new law is better served to crack down on infringements and ensure a fair market for Chinese and foreign trademark holders.
The main aspects of the law consist of the following:
In summary the new law should bring a certain degree of confidence into the Chinese market though certain aspects like the electronic filing system, multi-class registrations, acceptance of sound marks are still vague.
As of June this year, China held the world’s largest number of registered trademarks and valid trademark registrations, at 8.17 million and 6.8 million respectively, according to latest official statistics.