Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
This article addresses major trademark-related international regimes in which China participates. The article discusses the Chinese obligations under certain international treaties and agreements, both multilateral and bilateral, and use some Chinese court decisions to illustrate how these obligations are fulfilled in its judicial practice. Finally, the article provides an assessment of the effectiveness of these international regimes in China and offers observations on future development in protection through better enforcement. Three arguments are made: (1) International trademark law is taking roots in China; (2) China is taking its international obligations to protect trademarks seriously, and it has achieved much in harmonizing its domestic law with the international standards on trademarks; and (3) China should still do more to improve its enforcement of international and domestic rules aimed at protecting trademarks.
Robert H. Hu, International Legal Protection of Trademarks in China, 13 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 69 (2009).