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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Feb 25, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 4/21)
China
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Copyright Law Amended


On November 11, 2020, the latest amendment of the Copyright Law has been passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC. It will come into force on June 1, 2021.

Some significant changes are the following:
- Punitive damages and an increase in statutory damages added
- Term cinematographic work / work similar to cinematography replaced by term audio-visual work
- Right of broadcasting expanded
- Work type definition extended
- Exploitation of a work of co-authorship improved
- Technical measure of right owner protected

For further information, please check the article of our Country Index Partner, the law firm P. C. & Associates here

Source: P. C. & Associates, China