The contents of the newly amended Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China cover, inter alia, the following:
1) The new law further clarifies the definition of acts of confusion, establishes “mislead a person into believing that a commodity is one of another person or has a particular connection with another person” as the key basis for identifying acts of confusion, limits the use of others' logos without authorization, and requires the certain influence of these logos.
2) The new law further clarifies the intended recipients of commercial bribes, including an employee of the other party to a transaction, the entity or individual authorized by the other party to a transaction to handle relevant affairs; an entity or an individual that uses power or influence to affect a transaction.
3) The new law provides for the prohibition of false propaganda, like publishing false sales and false consumer's praises.
4) The new law further prohibits acts of infringing trade secrets: Where a third party knows or should have known that an employee or a former employee of the right holder of a trade secret or any other entity or individual has committed an illegal act but still acquires, discloses, uses, or allows another person to use the trade secret, the third party shall be deemed to have infringed the trade secret.
5) The new law provides further prohibitions on internet unfair competition, including misleading, defrauding, or forcing users into altering, shutting down, or uninstalling an online product or service legally provided by another business.