• China-Portugal (Portugal) Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Experiments Extended for Another Five Years
    According to the joint decision of CNIPA and INPI, China-Portugal (Portugal) Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Experiments will be extended for another five years from January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2026. Relevant requirements and process of submitting PPH requests in the two sides will remain unchanged. CNIPA started the PPH experiments with INPI on January 1, 2014, which have been extended twice and will term
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  • China files more patent applications than US
    China's intellectual property office led the world last year by reporting 1.5 million patent applications, 2.5 times more than the United States, which ranked second, the World Intellectual Property Organization said on Monday. According to the 2021 edition of WIPO's World Intellectual Property Indicators, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, international patent applications increased last year after the first
    2021-11-10Read more
  • China Hosts ID5/TM5 Annual Meetings Online
    The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) hosted the 2021 Industrial Design 5 (ID5) and Trademark 5 (TM5) annual meetings online from November 1 to 5. Both groups, which comprise competent authorities from China, the U.S., EU, Japan and the Republic of Korea, concluded their joint statements after reaching consensus at the meetings. ID5 Annual Meeting Both CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu a
    2021-11-09Read more
  • Country to boost IPR protection under BRI
    China will provide a range of intellectual property rights services for countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to the latest plan on its development. The services will also cover patent searches, reviews and training to consolidate and improve international cooperation on IPR, according to the document issued by the State Council, the country's Cabinet, on Thursday. The docum
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  • Beijing IP court issues guideline on submitting trade secrets
    Beijing Intellectual Property Court issued a guideline to help litigants access better evidence in civil cases involving trade secret infringements on Friday. Between November 2014, when the court was established, and October this year, the court heard a total of 163 disputes involving trade secrets, of which, 120 have been concluded. "Many disputes often happened in fast developing industries and competit
    2021-10-29Read more
  • Rapid growth of IP-related applications seen in China
    China saw a rapid growth of applications involving intellectual property rights and stronger support in this regard last year, thanks to the country's increasingly intensified efforts on IPR protection and development. A report issued by a development and research center with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, the country's top IPR regulator, on Friday showed that the number of author
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