• CNIPA and DPMA Extend PPH Pilot Program
    The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) have jointly decided to extend their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program for another three years from January 23, 2024 to January 22, 2027. The establishedProcedures to file a request to the DPMA for Patent Prosecution Highway ("PPH") Pilot Program between the DPMA and the SIPOremain
    2024-02-01Read more
  • Nation aims to hasten patent reviews - Revised rules expected to help boost innovation, high-quality growth
    Chinese intellectual property authorities are working to further improve the efficiency of patent reviews as required by the central government to boost innovation-driven development and high-level opening-up. The requirement has been included in the revised Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law, which were recently approved by the State Council, China's Cabinet, and will take effect on Saturday. &
    2024-01-18Read more
  • China revises rules for implementing patent law
    BEIJING, Dec. 21 -- Chinese Premier Li Qiang has signed a decree of the State Council to unveil a set of revised rules for implementing the patent law. The rules specify that the electronic form of documents shall be regarded as written form to facilitate the patent application for applicants. The rules refine the patent review system and improve the quality of patent review. Regarding safeguarding the legit
    2023-12-22Read more
  • Beijing courts ramping up IP protection efforts, white paper says
    Beijing courts have tackled more than 600,000 intellectual property disputes over the past three decades, the majority of which were resolved in the past 10 years, the city's High People's Court said. According to the White Paper on Beijing Courts' specialized Trial of Intellectual Property Cases for Three Decades, which was issued by the high court on Wednesday, courts citywide dealt with 624,577 such
    2023-12-08Read more
  • Main Statistics on Intellectual Property in Jan.-Oct. 2023 Was Published by the CNIPA
    Recently, the main statistics on intellectual property in Jan.-Oct. 2023 was published by the CNIPA. As compared to the same period of 2022: I. Patent By the end of October 2023, China saw an amount of valid invention patents up to 4,870,000. There were a total of 3,897,000 domestic valid invention patents (excluding Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), 11,923,000 valid utility model patents, and 3,159,000 valid
    2023-11-24Read more
  • NPC Standing Committee Approved the Implementing Regulations of China Patent Law (Draft Amendment)
    The Implementing Regulations of the China Patent Law (Draft Amendment) was approved at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Qiang of the State Council on November 3, 2023. The meeting stressed the need to thoroughly implement the Party Central Committee's decision and deployment on strengthening intellectual property protection, strictly implement the Implementing Regulations of the China Patent Law, fur
    2023-11-13Read more
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