China Market Intelligence

January 20th, 2015
Ryan Ong

On January 4, the State Council released information about its new National Strategic Action Plan for Deepening Implementation of IPR (2014-2020). This plan—passed by the State council on December 29, 2014—aims to deepen implementation of China’s 2008 National IP Strategy, provide specific goals for China to promote more IP creation and commercialization, boost the level of IP enforcement, promote IP management (including software legalization), and enhance international cooperation. ...

November 14th, 2014
Ryan Ong

China has taken big steps forward in recent weeks with its plans to establish specialized intellectual property (IP) courts in three cities. The Beijing IP Court announced its formal launch and new leadership, while Shanghai and Guangzhou are actively working towards formal launches by the end of the year. These courts, which are designed to improve the quality of IP-related court judgments, will run for a three-year period before the Supreme People’s Court evaluates and determines next...

October 1st, 2014
Ryan Ong

Intellectual property has received high-level attention from the Chinese government in recent weeks, with government agencies actively touting progress on intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly increased enforcement activity and a growth in registered patents, trademarks, and copyrights through the first half of 2014. China has also actively engaged foreign partners on IP, sending two delegations to the United States for negotiations and training, which included several industry...

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