• CIPO ’s New Schedule of Fees for Patent and Trademarks
    OnJanuary 1, 2021, the patent feesand trademarkfeesfor the services outlined below will increase by 2%, in accordance with theService Fees Act. Patent Fees: Fee for applying for extension of time Fees respecting applications: Application Fee; All maintenance fees that are over $150.00; Request for examination fee (except for the small entity examination fee when application was subject of an intern
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  • The 3rd Amendment to China's Copyright Law Has Been Adopted
    On November 11th, 2020, The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to Amend the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 23rd Session of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, and was promulgated by Order No. 62 of the President of the People's Republic of China. This is the thir
    2020-12-21Read more
  • Schedule of PCT Fees at the JPO
    * This article is only for applicants who filed international applications under the PCT, with a receiving Office other than the JPO (RO/JP) . [Important Notice] Increase in PCT Handling Fee from January 1, 2021 This is to notify you that effective January 1, 2021, the handling fee for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will increase by JPY 200. Please take note of th
    2020-12-01Read more
  • EPO-CNIPA Pilot Starts on 01 December, 2020
    Chinese patent applicantswill be able to designate EPO as ISA, giving them an additional option for their international search A two‑year pilot between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will enable nationals and residents of the People's Republic of China to select the EPO as their International Searching Authority (ISA) for applications
    2020-11-09Read more
  • Comparison of the 4th Amendment to the Current China's Patent Law
    On October 17th, 2020, The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to Amend the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted and issued at the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. This is the Fourth Amendment to the China’s Patent Law, which shall come into force on June 1st
    2020-11-05Read more
  • Draft Amendment to China's Copyright Law Gets 2nd Reading
    China’s Copyright Law was put into effect in 1991 and amended in 2001 and 2010. With the rapid development and application of new technologies, the current Copyright Law can no longer meet the practical needs. Therefore, the third amendment to the Copyright Law was launched in 2011. On April 26th, 2020, the Draft Amendment to China's Copyright Law (hereinafter referred to as “the Draft Amendment
    2020-09-28Read more
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