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Latest law revision voices support for 'sonic trademarks'

By Hao Nan | China Daily | Updated: 2013-02-06 07:49

For many times the famous Chinese movie director Feng Xiaogang praised the speaking voice of his favorite actor Ge You, saying he could make stacks of money by registering Ge's distinctive voice as a trademark.

Feng was just joking, but it appears trademarked sounds could become reality on the Chinese mainland.

A draft revision of the nation's Trademark Law approved by the State Council last year allows sounds, smells and moving objects to be registered as trademarks in addition to the usual words, colors and graphics.

Latest law revision voices support for 'sonic trademarks'

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