Ms. Jiang Ling and Ms. Vivian Yang were kind enough to visit our office this week. They updated us on the upcoming revisions to the Trademark Law in China that are now under consideration. They also provided us with the recent specifics on how the similarity of word marks are being evaluated as well as rejections regarding marks that are considered to be potentially misleading with respect to the quality/content of the goods. We had some questions about how the TMO in China makes and handles similarity judgements with respect to both the titles of books and publications and also device marks (depictions and of characters, likenesses etc.), to which Ms. Ling and Ms. Yang provided concise and informative answers.