In order to suppress the willful trademark applications related to the epidemic situation, the China Trademark Office rejected the application of trademarks and signs related to the epidemic situation having the negative influences, such as”火神山”, ”雷神山”, ”钟南山”, ”方舱”, ”李文亮” and etc. Based on the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China Art. 10.1.(8): Those detrimental to socialist morals or customs, or having other unhealthy influences.
On March 5, 2020, the China Trademark Association declared that it would be strengthen the self-discipline of the trademark agency industry, strongly opposed the willful trademark applications, and issued bad credit to those members of trademark agencies that have adverse trademark agency behavior related to the epidemic.