China sees growth in number of patent transfers
China has witnessed growth in the number of patent transfers and licenses over the past year, the country's top intellectual property (IP) regulator said on Wednesday.
In 2021, the number of patent transfers and licenses nationwide reached 420,000, up 15 percent year-on-year. Among them, the growth rate in low-carbon industries such as green new energy is more than twice the national average, the National Inte2022-08-26Read more
2022 H1 IP Statistics：Confidence of Foreign Investors Boosted in Doing Business in China
As of the end of June this year, market entities from more than 200 countries or regions owned valid registered trademarks in China, among which those from the United States, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom and South Korea had the largest numbers, showing foreign investors are more confident in doing business in China. Overseas grant of China's invention patents is showing a positive development trend. More and mo2022-07-20Read more
IP rights under increased protection
Cross-border patent applications went up as companies tap into overseas market
Chinese market entities have increased the protection of intellectual property rights mainly in the industries of digital technology and biotechnology, trying to ensure those rights can also be granted and protected overseas, an IPR official said.
"As more Chinese enterprises go abroad to participate in international cooperation2022-07-13Read more
China cuts general trademark registration period to seven months
China has shortened the general trademark registration period to seven months, helping stimulate the innovation of market players, the country's top intellectual property regulator said Thursday.
The average periods for reviewing trademark objection and rejection have been cut to 11 months and 5.5 months, respectively, said Li Chang, deputy head of the Trademark Office of China National Intellectual Property A2022-06-28Read more
CNIPA Issues Instructions on Patent Open License to Local Authorities
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently released the Trial Program on Patent Open License – mainly instructions for provincial authorities - in an effort to follow the instructions of the Outline of Construction of an IP Powerhouse Country (2021-2035) and the 14th Five-Year National Plan for IP Protection and Application, ensure smooth execution and efficient operation of the pa2022-05-31Read more
Designers Worldwide to Benefit From China's Entry to The Hague System in Effect
On May 5, the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) entered into force in China.
On the effective day, a total of 49 Chinese enterprises submitted 108 international applications for design patents. The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) received 58 international applications for design patents. As of 5:30 PM Geneva Time, the World2022-05-11Read more