China's top court vows to step up IPR protection
China's top court pledged on Thursday to increase efforts to tackle intellectual property rights infringements, after the central government unveiled guidelines on IPR protection.
"Judicial protection of IPR must be strengthened, including handling of disputes in innovative ways," said Tao Kaiyuan, vice-president in charge of IPR case hearings for the Supreme People's Court.
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China No 1 in world patent applications for graphene tech
China is one of the world's most dynamic innovators in the research and application of graphene technology, contributing more than half of the global patent applications in the sector, according to a report recently unveiled by the China Innovation Alliance of the Graphene Industry.
According to the Global Graphene Industry Report 2017, 58 percent of the world's graphene patent applications are from China.2018-02-01Read more
The catalogue of key IPR support industries released
Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office released the Catalogue of Key IPR Support Industries (2018 version) (or “the Catalogue”) to identify ten key industries in support of IPR protection and development, which would help various authorities in different regions target the parts where the industrial development can be promoted with the support of IPR, the IPR resources can be allocated efficient2018-01-29Read more
Anti-unfair Competition Law Expands Rights Range
Trade secrets violators now face up to a 3 million yuan ($460,970) statutory fine, after the revised Anti-unfair Competition Law came into effect on Monday.
"Tough crackdowns on trade secrets breaches will help to create a business-friendly environment and promote businesses' healthy and sustained growth," Sun Jia'en, a legal expert in the field, told China Intellectual Property News.
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China ranked first in 2016 patent applications
According to the report of Japanese media,2016 World Intellectual Property Statistic Data released by the WorldIntellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reveals that China has ranked first globally in the number of patent applications for 6 years in succession.
The total number of global patentapplications increased by 8.3% (namely, reaching 3.13 million), creating arecord high. The number of China’s patent 2017-12-02Read more
United States: USPTO Announces Fee Increases Effective January 16, 2018
United States Patent and Trademark Office has published final rules increasing certain fees relating to patent examination and post grant proceedings. The new fees generally will be effective on January 16, 2018 (Please click here to see the revised USPTO Fee Schedule). The changes announced for the most common fees include:
Utility Patents: The USPTO announced small increases in fees for utility applications. The2017-11-22Read more