• CNIPA-EAPO PPH Pilot Program Extended
    According to a decision jointly made by CNIPA and EAPO, the CNIPA-EAPO PPH pilot program, launched on April 1, 2018, will be extended for another year between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. Relevant requirements and procedures to submit PPH requests to the two offices remain unchanged. Source: CNIPA
    2022-03-11Read more
  • Trademark Examination and Trial Guide Responded to Public Concerns
    Recently, the Trademark Office of China National Intellectual Property Administration issued four policy interpretations of the Trademark Examination and Trial Guide (hereinafter referred to as the "Guide"), interpreting key issues in the formulation of the Guide from the aspects of the examination and trial of a bad faith application for trademark registration for a purpose other than use, signs that may n
    2022-03-04Read more
  • China Paces the World in PCT Filing for Three Consecutive Years
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued statistics on patent, trademark and designs in 2021 on February 10. China remained the largest user of the International patent applications filed via WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2021, pacing the world for three consecutive years since 2019, according to a report issued by WIPO. PCT, a widely used metric for measuring innovative activity,
    2022-02-16Read more
  • China Joins the Hague System
    China has joined theHague System bringing the total number of countries covered to 94. The Government of China deposited its instrument of accession to the1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreementon February 5, 2022. China is the 68th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 77th member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in China onMay 5, 2022. Declarations To ensure that the international proc
    2022-02-07Read more
  • China's IP Undertakings Reviewed in 2021
    "Further improvement of the innovative vitality of domestic businesses, the scale of patent and trademark pledge financing, patent reserves in digital economy and medical fields, foreign enterprises' boosted confidence in China's IPR protection are the four qualities suggested by IPR data in 2021, China's IP undertakings have saw a growth in both quality and quantity," said Hu Wenhui, Deputy
    2022-01-19Read more
  • Fees of PCT Application in the International Phase to Be Collected in RMB Standard From December 01
    From December 01, 2021, in accordance with theMemorandum of Understanding for Remittance of (PCT) Feessigned between China National Intellectual Property Administration and World Intellectual Property Organization, China National Intellectual Property Administration will collect the fees of PCT application in the international phase subject to the RMB standard published by the World Intellectual Property Organization
    2021-12-21Read more
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