According to the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC), the AIC system nationwide focused on curbing bad-faith pre-emption of trademarks and cracking down on trademark infringement in 2017. From January to November 2017, 21,000 cases of trademark infringement or counterfeiting were handled, involving a total value of 273 million yuan and a fine of 365 million yuan.
At the same time, China Trademark Office takes active measures to advance trademark monitoring and protection, by sorting out applications with typical bad-faith intention, conducting expedited and consolidated examination with stricter criteria, and issuing ex officio rejection. In opposition procedures, bad-faith registrations in violation of the principle of good faith are resolutely prevented. As of now, the Trademark Office has rejected numbers of bad-faith applications, which sets example for curbing all kinds of bad-faith registrations of trademarks.
(Source: China Business News)