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
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 Y2019-03-08Read 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
Beijing IPR Court Handles More Cases in 2018
A Beijing court dedicated to intellectual property right (IPR) cases has said it handled about 18,000 cases in 2018, up 19 percent year on year.
Last year, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court also closed about 15,000 IPR-related cases, up 18 percent year on year.
The court was set up in 2014 as China's first IPR court. Many foreign companies and multinationals have chosen to file lawsuits in the court t2019-02-26Read more