• China clarifies rules on punitive damages for IPR infringements
    Chinese top court on Wednesday released a set of judicial interpretations to further clarify the application of punitive damages in civil cases involving intellectual property right (IPR) infringements. The interpretations, which enter into force on Wednesday, also specify the scope of application, elements of the "malicious intention" and "serious circumstances," as well as the rules for c
    2021-03-04Read more
  • Summary of 2020: Chinese IP System to a New Height
    On January 22, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released yearly statistics on patent, trademark, geographic indication (GI) and layout design of integrated circuit in its first quarter press conference of 2021 in Beijing. All major statistics met expectations in 2020, indicating another step upward for the Chinese IP system. In 2020, China granted 530,000 invention patents. At the ye
    2021-01-27Read more
  • CIPO ’s New Schedule of Fees for Patent and Trademarks
    OnJanuary 1, 2021, the patent feesand trademarkfeesfor the services outlined below will increase by 2%, in accordance with theService Fees Act. Patent Fees: Fee for applying for extension of time Fees respecting applications: Application Fee; All maintenance fees that are over $150.00; Request for examination fee (except for the small entity examination fee when application was subject of an intern
    2021-01-22Read more
  • The 3rd Amendment to China’s Copyright Law Has Been Adopted
    On November 11th, 2020, The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to Amend the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted at the 23rd Session of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, and was promulgated by Order No. 62 of the President of the People's Republic of China. This is the thir
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  • Schedule of PCT Fees at the JPO
    * This article is only for applicants who filed international applications under the PCT, with a receiving Office other than the JPO (RO/JP) . [Important Notice] Increase in PCT Handling Fee from January 1, 2021 This is to notify you that effective January 1, 2021, the handling fee for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will increase by JPY 200. Please take note of th
    2020-12-01Read more
  • EPO-CNIPA Pilot Starts on 01 December, 2020
    Chinese patent applicantswill be able to designate EPO as ISA, giving them an additional option for their international search A two‑year pilot between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will enable nationals and residents of the People's Republic of China to select the EPO as their International Searching Authority (ISA) for applications
    2020-11-09Read more
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