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CNIPA Issued Notification on the Relief of Missing a Trademark Related Deadline due to the Outbreak of COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020 IP NEWS |
In view of the challenges faced by the outbreak of COVID-19, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued Announcement No. 350 on January 28, 2020, allowing the party to claim for continued protection when the obstacle to the...

China achieved stable improvement in intellectual property in 2019

Feb 3, 2020 IP NEWS |
On January 14, 2020, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the 2019 statistics on patent, trademark, GI (Geographical indication) and IC layout design in Beijing. Patents In 2019, 1.401 million patent applications for...

The IP Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued the judgment of "infringement dispute case involving multi-agent implementation method patent in the field of network communication"

Dec 17, 2019 IP NEWS |
On December 10, 2019, the IP Tribunal of the SPC announced the judgement of the appeal case filed by Tenda Co., Ltd. regarding the dispute of infringement of invention patent right. In this case, the SPC established the following principle for the...

Guidelines for Patent Examination amended: divisional, GUI, subject matter, delayed examination and so on

Nov 8, 2019 IP NEWS |
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the latest amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination which became effective from on November 1, 2019. The amendments respond to the request of innovative businesses...

CNIPA Issued Regulations on Collective Patent Examination

Nov 7, 2019 IP NEWS |
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently issued the Administrative Regulations of Collective Patent Examination (pilot scheme), which aims at improving the examination efficiency and quality of important patent...

Foreign parties maintain a great success rate at Beijing IP Court

Oct 29, 2019 IP NEWS |
On October 16, 2019, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court released a Summary of their adjudicated IP cases involving foreigners. The Summary reveals that foreign entities and individuals play a growing and substantial role among those cases...

China: an ideal hub for your IP assets

Jun 28, 2019 IP NEWS |
During 41 years’ of reform and opening-up, China has been striving to inspire innovation from within and building up its IP system. Number of IPRs has been constantly setting record-highs while IPR protection has been constantly strengthened. In the...

Time Limit to File Domain Name Disputes over .cn Domain Names Extended to 3 Years as of June 18, 2019

Jun 28, 2019 IP NEWS |
CNNIC ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy (CNDRP) was revised on June 18, 2019. According to the newly revised Article 2 “the Dispute Resolution Service Providers do not accept the Complaint regarding domain names with registration term of over Three...

Reduction of Trademark Official Fees in China

Jun 25, 2019 IP NEWS |
According to the relevant regulations of the State, since July 01, 2019, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will reduce the official fees for certain trademark registrations as follows: 1. The official fee for trademark...

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-...