IPR Given High Priority at Two Sessions
China's intellectual property rights protection will be further intensified via legislation and law enforcement to maintain market order and improve economic and technological development.
As the country deepens domestic reforms and increases international cooperation with a more open attitude, IPR protection has been given higher priority by judicial authorities and governmental departments, according to Ma Y2019-03-08Read more
Revised Patent Agency Regulations Come into Effect
The outgoing Patent Agency Regulations (referred to Regulations) had been in play for 28 years. On January 1, the newly revised Regulations took over. The revision follows the requirements of the "delegating power and optimizing services" reform and the need to improve the business environment, stimulate market vitality and social creativity and improves the patent agency system based on the changes in the 2019-03-06Read more
Beijing IPR Court Handles More Cases in 2018
A Beijing court dedicated to intellectual property right (IPR) cases has said it handled about 18,000 cases in 2018, up 19 percent year on year.
Last year, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court also closed about 15,000 IPR-related cases, up 18 percent year on year.
The court was set up in 2014 as China's first IPR court. Many foreign companies and multinationals have chosen to file lawsuits in the court t2019-02-26Read more
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 registra2019-02-13Read 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.
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 g2018-12-05Read more