§ 9 and 10. Mr. Moreing (for Mr. Chorlton)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he has yet received the expected report from His Majesty's Ambassador in China on the present state of the Chinese law relating to the registration of trade marks; and whether the representations made by His Majesty's Ambassador in July, 1936, have produced any result;
(2) whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the Chinese authorities that the use by a Chinese firm of a trade mark of soap-class goods resembling the trade mark registered by a British firm for face cream is not an infringement of the trade mark law on the ground that the British importers had not actually used the trade mark for such; and whether he will draw the attention of the Chinese Government to the abuses likely to result from this interpretation of the law?
§ Viscount Cranborne
A full report from His Majesty's Ambassador on the whole question of the Chinese law relating to the registration of trade marks and covering the question of the imitation of British trade marks in China is expected to reach my right hon. Friend within the next few days.