Intellectual Property Rights

USCBC members interested in IP,

The Chinese government continues to emphasize the importance of improving intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement to optimize the overall business environment. This update provides brief summaries of several developments, including calls for improving the quality and efficiency of China’s patent examination standards, reducing trademark registration fees, and the roles and responsibilities of technical investigators in IP cases. It...

USCBC Members Interested in IP,
 
The last month has seen several regulatory developments that aim to improve China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) environment and that address US concerns at the heart of on-going negotiations. This week, the NPC Standing Committee approved amendments that strengthen IP and trade secrets protection in China’s Trademark Law, Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL), and Administrative Law. More broadly, China’s IP regulator has continued to roll...

USCBC Members Interested in IP,
 
China’s treatment of intellectual property is receiving a great deal of attention from both US and Chinese regulators. This update includes a brief summary of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration’s (CNIPA) 2019 priorities, as well as recent patent, copyright, trademark, and judicial regulatory developments.
 
China is currently convening its annual legislative meeting which will lay out targets and priorities for...

Dear USCBC Members Interested in IP,

This update features a study on semiconductor patent cases, a sales ban against an American chip manufacturer, a study on forced tech transfer, and a note about EU’s filing against China at the WTO. Please feel free to direct any questions to Ricky Altieri [email protected]

Best,

Ricky

 
IP House Releases a Study of Semiconductor Patent Case

IP House, a database of court decisions heard in China, has...

Dear USCBC Members Interested in IP,

I write to you today with analysis from a Supreme People’s Court (SPC) reportpublished in late April, which summarized IP developments from 2017 and pledged to strengthen protections for rights holders. The report suggests increasing confidence in China’s judiciary and signals an intention to implement reforms long sought by the foreign business community. But, it fails to provide specific guidelines or timetables for the reforms.

A more...

Dear USCBC members interested in Intellectual Property Rights:

We recently came across a number of policy and news developments related to intellectual property rights as a part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of Chinese government and press sources.

NCAC LaunchesSpecial Action Plan to Protect Online Copyrights
SIPO Identifies First Batch of Pilot Cities for Intellectual Property Management Reform
President Xi Releases Statement on Improving Business-related IP...

Dear USCBC members interested in intellectual property rights,

We recently came across a number of policy developments related to intellectual property rights (IP) as part of USCBC's regular monitoring of government and press sources. Of note, the State Council published key tasks for provincial authorities to implement the national strategy for IP reform in a notice published on April 27. The notice details key tasks for provincial and municipal bureaus to...

Dear USCBC members interested in Intellectual Property Rights:

We recently came across several policy and news developments related to intellectual property rights as part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources.

 

Domestic trademark applications surpass 3.69 million

Copyright Society of China launches copyright monitoring website

GAC confiscated over 33 million batches of...

Dear member companies interested in intellectual property rights:

 

As part of our regular monitoring of intellectual property research we have identified the following relevant articles.

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