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New ICC report reveals the diversity of specialised jurisdictions

May 30, 2016 IP NEWS |
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a groundbreaking report on the adjudication of intellectual property cases worldwide, providing a snapshot of the structures and practices of specialised intellectual property jurisdictions (...

SIPO Released Regulations to Promote Patent Law Enforcement

May 27, 2016 IP NEWS |
Recently, State Intellectual Property Office(SIPO) issued three regulations to promote China's patent law enforcement, which were Guide of Determining Patent Tort, Evident Rule on Patent Administrative Enforcement, and Guide on Patent Disputes...

The Supreme People’s Court Heard “Jordan” Case

May 13, 2016 IP NEWS |
Michael Jordan is the retired NBA superstar and is also well known in China. Qiaodan Sports Co. is a sportswear company in Jinjiang, Fujian province of China. Qiaodan Sports registered trademarks for “Qiaodan”- a Chinese transliteration of “Jordan...

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...