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Eight Years Later, the War Ended between Huawei and Samsung

May 20, 2019 IP NEWS |
According to the report of Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua, the Guangdong High People’s Court had made an announcement on May 14, 2019, that Chinese tech giant Huawei and its rival Samsung in the Republic of Korea had settled their 8-year long-...

Amendments to China's Trademark Law will be implemented on November 1, 2019

Apr 29, 2019 IP NEWS |
On April 23, 2019, the Tenth Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress passed a decision to amend the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China. The detailed content of the amendment to the "Trademark Law of the...

The Revised PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law Took Effect on April 23, 2019

Apr 26, 2019 IP NEWS |
On April 23, 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress ( NPCSC ) passed the amendments to the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law, the second amendments since the implementation of the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law in 1993 and the...

China passes foreign investment law to enhance IPR protection and ensure free technology transfers

Mar 21, 2019 IP NEWS |
On March 15, 2019, the National People’s Congress adopted the Foreign Investment Law . Becoming effective on January 1, 2020, the Law will replace China’s three current separate foreign investment laws enacted in the early years of China’s reform...

In 2018, which Chinese companies filed more PCT patent applications?

Nov 9, 2018 IP NEWS |
A recent press release revealed the list of top 100 Chinese companies filing the most PCT patent applications in 2018, specifically based on the data published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from January 1, 2018 to October 31...

China is introducing a centralized appeal venue for patent and similar cases

Oct 30, 2018 IP NEWS |
On October 26, 2018, Decisions on Several Issues Concerning the litigation Procedures of Patent and Similar Cases (hereinafter referred to as “Decision”) proposed by the Supreme Court was passed during the sixth vote of the Standing Committee of the...

First sound trademark case in China: registrable but only on the product actually using the mark

Oct 19, 2018 IP NEWS |
Tencent launched QQ chat software in 1999, since then the new message notification sound “Di Di Di Di Di Di”can be heard instantly once a new message arrives. Tencent began to apply for a trademark for the sound in 2014, which was rejected by the...

SIPO Changed its Name to CNIPA

Sep 3, 2018 IP NEWS |
The past two years have witnessed great progress in China’s intellectual property area with the pilot reform in the comprehensive management of intellectual property and the restructuring of the State Intellectual Property Office. China has realized...

Breaking News on New Policies of Innovative Drugs in China

Apr 16, 2018 IP NEWS |
An executive meeting of the State Council of China was held on April 12, 2018 and presided by Premier Mr. Li Keqiang. According to the meeting, a series measures will be taken to encourage the importation of innovative medicines into Chinese market...

Cancellation of the Patent Issue Fees and Postponement of Paying Reduced Annuities Will Become Effective from on August 1, 2018

Apr 9, 2018 IP NEWS |
Li Keqiang, the Prime Minister, announced on an executive meeting of the State Council that, the government will further clean up and standardize enterprise-related fees to reduce the burden of these enterprises, including cancelling the patent...