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1.Online search of trademark information available to the public
2.Trademark Examination Guidelines to be released
3.Online IPR judgments and decisions available to the Public
4.Fifteen Preliminary People's Courts have the jurisdiction of IP cases
5.Measures for IP protections at exhibitions to be implemented
6.Five policies to encourage, create and protect intellectual property


2.Trademark Examination Guidelines to be released
The China Trademark Office (CTMO) and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) jointly released a "Trademark Examination Guidelines" on December 31, 2005. This is the first time that detailed examination criteria for three-dimensional marks and color-combination marks are provided.

"Trademark Examination Guidelines" consists of seven parts, namely, examination of    symbols which shall not be used as trademarks, examination of distinctiveness, examination of similar or identical trademarks, examination of three dimensional trademarks, examination of color trademarks, examination of collective and certification marks, examination of special signs. Among them, the first five provide interpretations for relevant legal provisions so that they are more instructive and operational; the latter two mainly benefit from relevant provisions in Measures on Registration and Administration of Collective and Certification Marks and Regulations on Special Signs.
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