• New Trademark Laws in Myanmar
    On 30 January 2019, the Union Parliament of Myanmar passed the Myanmar Trademark Law No. 3/2019 which will come into effect on 1 January 2020. The Myanmar Trademark Law has introduced a formal trademark registration system and a first-to-file framework. As announced by the Myanmar IP Department ("MIPO") on 22 October 2019 and in a subsequent guideline article in the Government newspaper, there will be a
    2019-12-06Read more
  • 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 Na
    2019-11-01Read 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 p
    2019-09-18Read 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 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
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