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2015 China IP Numbers

Apr 26, 2016 IP NEWS |
In 2015, China received 2.799 million patent applications, up 18.5%. Besides, the annual invention filings exceeded one million for the first time to 1.102 million, up 18.7%. In 2015, China received 2.876 million applications for trademark...

2016 China National IP Week Launches

Apr 26, 2016 IP NEWS |
On April 20, the 2016 China national IP week, jointly held by SIPO, Propagation Department of the central committee of CPC and other 21 authorities on SIPO Commissioner Shen Changyu and WIPO Director General Francis Gurry delivered...

China's PCT Filings Hit a Record High of 29,846 in 2015

Apr 1, 2016 IP NEWS |
BEIJING, Mar. 30 (China IP News) -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a report analyzing the amount and sources of global IP applications in 2015, including patents, trademarks and industrial designs. According to the report...

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...