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Administrative Measures for Law Firms Engaging in Trademark Agency (2012)


Type of laws Departmental rule

Issuing body State Administration for Market Regulation , Ministry of Justice

Promulgating date Nov 06, 2012

Effective date Jan 01, 2013

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Intellectual Property Legal Profession Trademark Law

Editor(s) Lin Haibin 林海斌

The Administrative Measures for Law Firms Engaging in Trademark Agency were promulgated on 6 Nov. 2012 and entered into force on 1 Jan. 2013.

There are 25 articles in total, which aim to supervise law firms and their lawyers engaging in trademark agency.

The key points are as follows:

  1. Law firms and their lawyers may engage in trademark agency. The Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Justice shall supervise such trademark agency.

  2. Law firms and their lawyers shall abide by the regulations on confidentiality when engaging in trademark agency, shall not undertake business with conflict of interest, and shall not seek benefits from the dispute by taking advantage of the provision of legal services.

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