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(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Bei Hu
Well-known foreign trademarks can expect better protection from counterfeiters under guidelines being drafted in Beijing.
It is part of moves to bring domestic intellectual property rights regulations in line with the mainland's World Trade Organisation and Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (Trips) commitments.
Hong Kong-based partner at United States law firm Baker & McKenzie, Tan Loke-khoon, said the Trademark Office and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce were drafting rules on "well-known trademarks".
Likely to be issued within the year, they would replace 1996 regulations and …