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.

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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.

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2011年9月2日,《中华人民共和国商标法》(修订草案征求意见稿,“修订草案”)已由国务院法制办公室向社会公布,公开征求意见。

“修订草案”中最为瞩目的修改内容包括制止恶意抢注方面的规定以及商标异议程序的变化。

“修订草案”规定,如商标申请人与权利人因存在合同、业务往来、地域关系或其他关系而知晓权利人在中国大陆在先使用的商标却恶意申请,即使权利人的商标在中国大陆尚未因足够的使用已产生一定影响,也可能得到保护;而且,如权利人的商标显著性较强且具有一定影响,可阻止他人在非类似商品上抢注与之容易导致混淆的商标。前述规定对制止当前较为猖獗的违反诚实信用原则的恶意申请具有一定的作用,但尚不能完全解决所有问题。

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