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 thir2020-12-21Read more
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 th2020-12-01Read 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
Comparison of the 4th Amendment to the Current China’s Patent Law
On October 17th, 2020, The Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to Amend the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China was adopted and issued at the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. This is the Fourth Amendment to the China’s Patent Law, which shall come into force on June 1st2020-11-05Read more
Draft Amendment to China's Copyright Law Gets 2nd Reading
China’s Copyright Law was put into effect in 1991 and amended in 2001 and 2010.
With the rapid development and application of new technologies, the current Copyright Law can no longer meet the practical needs. Therefore, the third amendment to the Copyright Law was launched in 2011.
On April 26th, 2020, the Draft Amendment to China's Copyright Law (hereinafter referred to as “the Draft Amendment2020-09-28Read more
USPTO’s New Schedule of Fees for Patent
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is setting or adjusting patent fees for Fiscal Year 2020, which is the first fee increase in almost three years. The Final Rule will benefit the intellectual property (IP) community by enabling the USPTO to continue to enhance the quality of patent examinations, achieve optimal examination times, invest in modernizing patent information technology (IT) systems and2020-08-14Read more