China IP News and Information

Since February 2020, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Department of China has cooperated with the courts to use online functions, such as multi-party video courtesy, multi-platform interconnection, and online transcript confirmation, in order to overcome space restrictions and launch remote litigation in trademark inter-parties administration cases. In order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the parties and maintain the order of trademark registration management, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Department of China provides strong technical support. So far, the review department has participated in 89 remote Internet litigations.

In accordance with the relevant provisions of the "Property Law", "Guaranty Law", "Trademark Law" and "Implementation Regulations for the Trademark Law", the National Intellectual Property Administration of China has formulated and promulgated the "Regulation for Pledge Recordal for the exclusive right of registered trademark". This provision has come into force as of May 1, 2020.

More electronic data including short message services, e-mail and WeChat chat log, etc. can officially become evidence in court from May 1, 2020. The Decision of the Supreme People's Court regarding Amendment of Several Provisions on Evidence in Civil Procedure which was issued on December 26, 2019, has come into force as of May 1, 2020.