• China to Improve Trademark Law to Curb Abnormal Filing
    China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Several Measures on Regulating Trademark Filing for Registration (Draft Open to Comments) on its website on February 12, inviting comments from the general public. The deadline for sending comments is March 14, 2019. In the context of streamlining of trademark registration procedure, contraction of registration pendency, reduction of registra
    2019-02-13Read more
  • USPTO Announces Revised Guidance on Sections 101 and 112
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 4, 2019, announced newly revised 35 U.S.C. § 101 guidance for use by USPTO personnel in evaluating subject matter eligibility. The USPTO also announced guidance on the application of 35 U.S.C. § 112 to computer-implemented inventions. Both guidance documents take effect Monday, January 7, 2019.
    2019-01-07Read more
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
    Strategic Plan sets priorities to strengthen the USPTO, drive innovation, and support economic growth WASHINGTON –The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published its2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The strategic plan sets out the USPTO’s mission-focused strategic goals: to optimize patent quality and timeliness; to optimize trademark quality and timeliness; and, to provide domestic and g
    2018-12-05Read more
  • China Releases Amended Regulation for Patent Agencies
    China's cabinet has released an amended regulation for the country's patent agencies to improve qualifications for practitioners and supervision on their services. The new regulation, an amendment to the previous one applied in 1991, will come into force on March 1, 2019, according to a decree by the State Council, signed by Premier Li Keqiang. To become qualified patent agents, individuals with the req
    2018-11-19Read more
  • CNIPA will carry out CSP with KIPO for the first time in the world
    A way will be open for the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and theChina National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) to assist each other to rapidly obtain high quality patents, improving the IP protection environments between the two countries and expanding the cooperation infrastructure between the two governments to protect trademarks. A patent collaborative search pilot (CSP) between the Rep
    2018-10-30Read more
  • China Planning to Enhance International Patent Cooperation
    Conference reviews country's successes in IP protection since opening-up launched in 1978. China will enhance its international cooperation in patents as part of its effort to promote further opening-up, senior officials said at a key industry forum. The cooperation will include technical communications, data exchange and improved efficiency of patent examination, said Shen Changyu, commissioner of the Chin
    2018-09-06Read more
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