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PRB Handled More Cases and Shortened the Average Examination Pendency Greatly in 2015

Mar 2, 2016 IP NEWS |
In the year of 2015, the Patent Reexamination Board (i.e. the PRB) spared no effort to improve the quality control for patent reexamination and patent invalidation through multiple ways. It performed its functions in an all-round way, made great...

Industrial Design 5 Forum Held in Alexandria VA

Feb 14, 2016 IP NEWS |
Representatives from the world’s five largest industrial design offices, including the USPTO, the JPO, the KIPO, the OHIM and the SIPO, gathered to discuss new ways of improving existing industrial design framework (i.e. the Industrial Design 5...

WeChat Enhances IP Protection

Jan 20, 2016 IP NEWS |
The most popular social media app WeChat, developed by Chinese Internet giant Tencent, has issued a report recently, committing to enhance IP proteciton. Wechat has totally 650 million users, including more than 10 million public accounts. The...

China Launches Intellectual Property Operations Funds

Jan 17, 2016 IP NEWS | IP Operation
At the turning of the new year, Beijing Key Industry IP Operations Fund and Sichuan IP Operations Fund, jointly funded by Chinese central and local governments for first time which were established separately with 1 billion yuan and 700 million yuan...

EU New Trade Mark Directive and New Trademark Regulation

Dec 29, 2015 IP NEWS |
The new Trade Mark Directive of the European Union was published in the EU Official Journal of 23 December 2015 and the new European Union Trade Mark Regulation was published on 24 December 2015. Published text of the Directive: http://eur-lex...

Chinese Word “席梦思” Plus “SIMMONS” Being Generic for Trademark Registration

Dec 24, 2015 IP NEWS |
Since Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) maintained the rejection for lacking distinctiveness against American Dream Limited Company’s trademark registration application for...

ZTE Made a $21.5 Million Global Settlement with Vringo

Dec 11, 2015 IP NEWS | overseas IP news
Vringo announced on Dec. 11, 2015 that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese Shenzhen-based telecom company ZTE, bringing the patent infringement disputes between the two...

The 9th China Patent Week Opens

Dec 4, 2015 IP NEWS |
On November 30, the 9th China Patent Week was inaugurated throughout the country. Centering on the theme “boosting IP utilization and protection to aid mass entrepreneurship and innovation”, the China Patent week aims at enhancing IP utilization,...

The State Council Seeks Opinions on the Proposed Amendments to the Chinese Patent Law

Dec 4, 2015 IP NEWS |
On December 2, 2015, the State Council has published the proposed amendments to the current Chinese Patent Law submitted by the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. and sought for public opinions on those amendments by January 1, 2016...

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office will Host BRICS IP Forum 2015

Sep 6, 2015 IP NEWS |
Focusing on improving the atmosphere for intellectual property protection, the seventh BRICS IP Forum will be held on November 18th to 20th,2015 in Shanghai. Being hosted by CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office, the Forum has been co-organized by...