China Joins the Hague System
China has joined theHague System bringing the total number of countries covered to 94. The Government of China deposited its instrument of accession to the1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreementon February 5, 2022. China is the 68th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 77th member of the Hague Union.
The 1999 Act will enter into force in China onMay 5, 2022.
To ensure that the international proc2022-02-07Read more
China's IP Undertakings Reviewed in 2021
"Further improvement of the innovative vitality of domestic businesses, the scale of patent and trademark pledge financing, patent reserves in digital economy and medical fields, foreign enterprises' boosted confidence in China's IPR protection are the four qualities suggested by IPR data in 2021, China's IP undertakings have saw a growth in both quality and quantity," said Hu Wenhui, Deputy2022-01-19Read more
Fees of PCT Application in the International Phase to Be Collected in RMB Standard From December 01
From December 01, 2021, in accordance with theMemorandum of Understanding for Remittance of (PCT) Feessigned between China National Intellectual Property Administration and World Intellectual Property Organization, China National Intellectual Property Administration will collect the fees of PCT application in the international phase subject to the RMB standard published by the World Intellectual Property Organization2021-12-21Read more
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 term2021-12-20Read more
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 a2021-11-09Read more