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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...

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...