How to cancel a mark in China, and avoid cancellation
Brands expanding into China, including a surprising number of basketball players, are finding they need to fight against existing trade mark registrations. Brandy Baker explains how to cancel a mark for non-use
This year China celebrated its Trademark Law's 30-year anniversary
and reported more than 10 million registered trade marks, making it the
busiest trade mark office in the world. But with so many registered
trade marks, and more coming in by the day, there is unsurprisingly an
excess in the system. The excess of unused marks may be unfairly keeping
others from registering new trade marks that they genuinely intend to
use in the market; one of the methods to address this issue in China is
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