According to this press report, the SAIC Competition Enforcement Bureau held a meeting on February 28. Beijing University, Renmin University, China University of Politics and Law and other schools participated, along with Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, provincial and municipal AIC’s. The purpose of the meeting was to discus the framework for revision, topics to be covered, coordination and separation of work, etc.
The National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a draft revision of the PRC’s Trademark Law for public comment in December, setting a deadline of January 31, 2013, for the receipt of comments. The NPC’s Standing Committee is expected to pursue two or three readings of the draft before enacting it, perhaps as early as mid-2013. The NPC is unlikely to provide further drafts for public comment. Continue reading →