• Announcement on Annual Fee of Design Patent and Individual Designation Fee Issued by CNIPA
    According to "Announcement on Annual Fee of Design Patent and Individual Designation Fee issued by National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China " (NDRC [2022] No. 465) and "Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs"(hereinafter referred to as the Hague Agreement) related regulations, CNIPA will implem
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  • Notice on the Launch of the International Design Patent Application
    According to CNIPA Announcement No. 481 "Interim Measures of Related Provisions after Accession to Hague Agreement", from May 5, 2022, applicants can file international design patent applicantions in English through CNIPA. In order to facilitate applicants to submit relevant materials online in a form which complies with the Hague and the provisions of CNIPA, CNIPA will launch International Design Patent
    2022-04-28Read more
  • World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2022
    Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World Intellectual Property 2022 recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future. Across the globe, young people are stepping up to innovation challenges, using th
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  • 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
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  • 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,
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