China-Singapore PPH Pilot Program Extended; China-Argentina PPH Pilot Program Launched on September 2, 2019
China-Singapore Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Extended for Another Two Years
According to a decision jointly made by CNIPA and IPOS, the PPH pilot program between China and Singapore will be extended for another two years between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021. Relevant requirements and procedures to submit PPH requests to the two offices remain unchanged.
The China-Singapore PPH pilot p2019-09-18Read more
China to Introduce More Measures on IPR Protection
China will take measures to support the healthy development of the platform economy, boost new drivers of optimizing economic structure, pushing ahead industry upgrading and increasing job opportunities and further strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) as part of efforts in effectively protecting the lawful rights and interests of all types of market actors, the State Council's executiv2019-07-24Read more
Solid Progress Made in Enhancing Enterprises' Strength in Innovation
China has made notable progress in enhancing enterprises' innovation capabilities in recent years, a senior official said.
Enterprises' research and development investment accounts for above 70 percent of the country's total R&D investment, with more than 40 percent of major industrial enterprises conducting technological innovation activities, said Wang Zhijun, vice-minister of industry and inform2019-06-06Read more
China negotiates to join Hague system protecting industrial design patents
Chinese intellectual property professionals applauded the country's ongoing negotiation to join the Hague Agreement regarding industrial design, which is seen as a crucial step to show China's commitment to intellectual property protection.
"Joining the international agreement means our protection of patents should be further intensified or, more precisely, it means the length of the time that we prot2019-05-27Read more
Major Changes from the Amendment of China’s Trademark Law (2019)
On April 23, 2019, the 10th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress has adopted the decision to amend China’s current Trademark Law, which will come into effect on November 1, 2019. This is the fourth amendment of the Trademark Law since 1993, 2001 and 2013. Following are major amendments:
1. Article 4, Paragraph 1, is amended as follows:
Any natural person, legal pers2019-05-13Read more
China improves, increases IP creations
The quantity of intellectual property (IP) created by China increased in 2018 and their quality also improved, according to the National Intellectual Property Administration.
The number of invention patents owned by individuals and organizations on the Chinese mainland reached 1.6 million by the end of 2018, an increase of 18.1 percent over the previous year, said Shen Changyu, director of the administration, at a2019-04-28Read more