• 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 executiv
    2019-07-24Read 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 inform
    2019-06-06Read 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 prot
    2019-05-27Read 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 pers
    2019-05-13Read 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 a
    2019-04-28Read more
  • IP-Related Government Fees to Be Reduced, Welcomed by Enterprises
    An executive meeting of the State Council of China held recently has determined the measures to reduce government fees and service charges, including further reduction of patent filing fee and annual fee from July 1. Significant dip is required, for example, a plunge of fee for trademark registration renewal from 1,000 yuan to 500 yuan. "Further reduction of patent filing fee, annual fee, and trademark regist
    2019-04-24Read more
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