This article was written by Mark Schaub and Chen Bing, King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate Securities Group

Ischaub_mn1ternational supplement companies selling to China via the cross border ecommerce model have recently experienced a few nail biting months. Although a last minute reprieve on sales of non-registered products was granted it should be noted that registration or filing will be required at some stage in the future.

Crucially the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) is seeking public comment on several lists of health food raw materials and auxiliary materials. These lists will have a direct impact on filing and registration of products by international supplement companies in China.

Continue Reading CFDA Seeks Public Comment on Permitted Ingredients List for Supplements

by Yang Hua  Connie Zhuang     King & Wood’s Intellectual Property  Group

On September 2, 2011, the Legislative Affairs Office of China’s State Council released a circular seeking public comments on proposed revisions to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (the "Draft Revisions").

The most notable amendments in the Draft Revisions are provisions aimed at preventing bad faith filings and changes to the trademark opposition procedures.

Continue Reading The Revised Trademark Law of China Open for Public Comment





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