Photo speaks of IPR protection loopholes: China Daily editorial
Visual China Group is in trouble. At a time when the country has pledged to strengthen its protection of intellectual property rights, the country's largest stock images provider has been accused of abusing them — and even resorting to blackmail — to make a profit.
VCG sparked an outcry nationwide last week after it claimed to own the copyright to the first-ever image of a black hole, the work 2019-04-15Read more
WIPO Welcomes Solomon Islands as 192nd Member State
Solomon Islands has joined the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization as WIPO’s 192nd Member State.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received on April 4, 2019, the instrument of accession to the WIPO Convention from Ambassador Barrett Salato, Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.
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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 communic2019-04-03Read 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 comp2019-03-28Read 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 th2019-03-18Read 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 work2019-03-13Read more