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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-...

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...