• WIPO Report: China Witnesses Significant Growth in PCT Filing in 2018
    Chinese companies make up seven of the top 50 PCT international applicants, and education institutions make up ten of the top 50 who filed the most PCT patent applications in 2018, according to the latest data issued by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on March 19. In 2018, Chinese applicants filed 53,345 PCT applications, ranking the second in the world. Among fields of technology, digital communic
    2019-04-03Read more
  • IP court of SPC opens first trial
    BEIJING -- The Intellectual Property (IP) Court of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) opened its first trialon Mar 27 of an appeal case over an invention patent. The case involved a dispute over an invention patent between appellants Xiamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co. Ltd. and Xiamen Fuke Car Accessories Co. Ltd., two Chinese car accessories companies, and the appellee Valeo Systemes D'essuyage, a French comp
    2019-03-28Read more
  • China's foreign investment law to be gladly welcomed -- US expert
    The foreign investment law willdraw a deluge of foreign capital into the Chinese investment marketplace over the next decade. [Photo by Shi Yu/China Daily] NEW YORK - China's newly passed foreign investment law will help level the playing field and be gladly welcomed by foreign investors, said a senior US expert. "The predictability, transparency, and non-discrimination bent of the law will improve th
    2019-03-18Read more
  • Nation Strengthens IPR Protections
    China has intensified its efforts to protect intellectual property rights over the past year, with more steps planned for this year, such as amending the Patent Law to substantially increase the cost of infringement, authorities said on Tuesday. Courts across the country handled a surge in IPR-related cases - 288,000 of them, an increase of 42 percent year-on-year,Chief Justice Zhou Qiang said in the annual work
    2019-03-13Read more
  • IPR Given High Priority at Two Sessions
    China's intellectual property rights protection will be further intensified via legislation and law enforcement to maintain market order and improve economic and technological development. As the country deepens domestic reforms and increases international cooperation with a more open attitude, IPR protection has been given higher priority by judicial authorities and governmental departments, according to Ma Y
    2019-03-08Read more
  • Revised Patent Agency Regulations Come into Effect
    The outgoing Patent Agency Regulations (referred to Regulations) had been in play for 28 years. On January 1, the newly revised Regulations took over. The revision follows the requirements of the "delegating power and optimizing services" reform and the need to improve the business environment, stimulate market vitality and social creativity and improves the patent agency system based on the changes in the
    2019-03-06Read more
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