China cuts general trademark registration period to seven months
China has shortened the general trademark registration period to seven months, helping stimulate the innovation of market players, the country's top intellectual property regulator said Thursday.
The average periods for reviewing trademark objection and rejection have been cut to 11 months and 5.5 months, respectively, said Li Chang, deputy head of the Trademark Office of China National Intellectual Property A2022-06-28Read more
CNIPA Issues Instructions on Patent Open License to Local Authorities
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently released the Trial Program on Patent Open License – mainly instructions for provincial authorities - in an effort to follow the instructions of the Outline of Construction of an IP Powerhouse Country (2021-2035) and the 14th Five-Year National Plan for IP Protection and Application, ensure smooth execution and efficient operation of the pa2022-05-31Read more
Designers Worldwide to Benefit From China's Entry to The Hague System in Effect
On May 5, the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) entered into force in China.
On the effective day, a total of 49 Chinese enterprises submitted 108 international applications for design patents. The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) received 58 international applications for design patents. As of 5:30 PM Geneva Time, the World2022-05-11Read more
Announcement on Annual Fee of Design Patent and Individual Designation Fee Issued by CNIPA
According to "Announcement on Annual Fee of Design Patent and Individual Designation Fee issued by National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China " (NDRC  No. 465) and "Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs"(hereinafter referred to as the Hague Agreement) related regulations, CNIPA will implem2022-04-28Read more
Notice on the Launch of the International Design Patent Application
According to CNIPA Announcement No. 481 "Interim Measures of Related Provisions after Accession to Hague Agreement", from May 5, 2022, applicants can file international design patent applicantions in English through CNIPA.
In order to facilitate applicants to submit relevant materials online in a form which complies with the Hague and the provisions of CNIPA, CNIPA will launch International Design Patent2022-04-28Read more
World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2022
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World Intellectual Property 2022 recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future.
Across the globe, young people are stepping up to innovation challenges, using th2022-04-26Read more