3 Protections Registering Your Trademark in China Will Grant You.
If you are reading this blog, then you know by now that you must register your trademark in China to get any real legal protection in China. But you my be asking what specific protection can be expected? According to the revised Trademark Law, implemented in 2013:
An English Speaking Chinese lawyer gives 3 tips about China TM's
1. Trademark. It’s not allowed to use the same or similar sign with a registered trademark in the same or similar products. By use, we mean manufacture as well as sell.
2. Trade name or company name. The revised Trademark Law also makes it clear that the Anti-Unfair Competition law will be applied if any company uses a registered trademark, or a well-known unregistered trademark as its trade name and causes public confusion. It means using other’s trademarks in company name may be restrained.
3. Domain name. Using the same or similar registered trademark to be the domain name and go in for e-commerce of related goods is also forbidden.
The bottom line:
By registering your trademark in China, you can not only stop others from using the same or similar sign in their products, but also stop others to use the same or similar words in their company name or domain name.