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Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China)

Year of Version2014
Dates
Entry into force: March 1, 1983
Adopted: August 23, 1982
Type of Text Main IP Laws
Subject Matter Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
NotesThe Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (the 'PRC Trademark Law') was first adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (the 'NPC Standing Committee') on August 23, 1982, and entered into force on March 1, 1983.
The Law was revised in 1993 in 2001, and in 2013 by the NPC Standing Committee.

This 2013 revised version of the Trademark Law incorporates all the amendments up to the Decision of August 30, 2013, of the NPC Standing Committee on Revisi
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Available Texts
Chinese
中华人民共和国商标法(根据2013年8月30日全国人民代表大会常务委员会《关于修改〈中华人民共和国商标法〉的决定》修正)
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English
Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (as amended up to Decision of August 30, 2013, of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress on Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China)
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Related Legislation
WIPO Lex No.CN195
WTO Document Reference
IP/N/1/CHN/5
IP/N/1/CHN/T/3