New Rules to Sanction Trademark Filing Irregularities in Force from Dec.1
At a recent press conference on easing market entry and improving climate for doing business, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced the enactment of theRules on Regulating Trademark Filing Acts, which was released in the form of SAMR Decree No.17 and will be in force from December 1.
According to SAMR Vice Minister Qin Yizhi, while executing theTrademark Lawand theRules, SAMR and China Na2019-11-01Read more
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