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CCPIT office lends expertise to companies at home and abroad

May 16, 2017 IP NEWS |
Rich human resources are among the cornerstones of the CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office's steady development and success in handling international intellectual property affairs in the past 60 years, the organization's deputy head said. The...

China’s courts concluded 147,000 first-instance IPR cases in 2016

Apr 7, 2017 IP NEWS |
According to the latest statistics by the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) of China, China’s courts concluded totally 147,000 IPR cases in the first instance in 2016. In 2016, the SPC formulated new judicial interpretations for hearing patent disputes...

Notice on Reduction of Trademark Official Fees

Apr 1, 2017 IP NEWS |
Chinese Trademark Office announced on March 30, 2017 that since April 01, 2017, the official fees will be reduced by 50% for the following trademark matters: Application for registration of trademark Application for registration of certification/...

China’s trademark registration applications hit 3.691 million in 2016

Mar 1, 2017 IP NEWS |
Latest statistics from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) show that China handled 3.691 million trademark registration applications in 2016, securing its place as the world’s largest for 15 consecutive years. According to the...

China Vows to Strengthen Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

Dec 12, 2016 IP NEWS |
On Nov. 27, 2016, China released a Guideline on better protection of property rights, in an effort to shore up social confidence and promote social justice. The Guideline highlights, among others, the intent of strengthening protection of...

China’s applications for evaluation report of patent for design exceed 20,000

Nov 23, 2016 IP NEWS |
According to the data from the State Intellectual Property Office of China (i.e. SIPO), as of Oct. 28, 2016, the total amount of applications for evaluation report of patent for design exceeded the benchmark number of 20,000. The definition of “...

The China Trademark Office Approved the Registration of the First Sound Trademark Filed by a Foreign Applicant

Nov 10, 2016 IP NEWS |
On August 21 st , 2016, the China Trademark Office approved the use of sound trademark “SOFY” on commodities such as sanitary napkins by Unicharm, Co., Ltd, being the first sound trademark registered by a foreign applicant in China. Located in Ehime...

2016 ID5 Joint Statement

Nov 4, 2016 IP NEWS |
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), and the United States Patent and...

Opinions of the State Council on Accelerating the Establishment of a Strong IPR Country under the New Situation - Division of Tasks

Aug 2, 2016 IP NEWS |
On July 18, 2016, the State Council issued the action plan, Opinions of the State Council on Accelerating the Establishment of a Strong IPR Country under the New Situation - Division of Tasks. The action plan aims at breaking down and refining the...

Common Initiatives for Strengthening Cooperation between Countries along the “Belt and Road” in the Field of Intellectual Property

Jul 27, 2016 IP NEWS |
During the High-Level Conference on Intellectual Property for Countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (“Belt and Road” Initiative, BRI) in Beijing, China from 21 to 22 July 2016, the Round Table on...