On September 4, 2023, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Typical Cases of Abnormal Patent Applications (非正常专利申请典型案例). These Typical Cases “warn irregular patent application actors, and promote the improvement of patent application quality” per CNIPA. As China moves from quantity to quality, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has been rejecting patent applications for being irregular or abnormal, including almost 1 million patent applications in 2022. This move from quantity to quality may also be behind the 25% decline in utility model patent grants in 2023 H1 while invention patent grants were up 10%. A translation of the Typical Cases follows.
On July 27, 2023, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the 2023 Outline for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Country and Implementation Promotion Plan of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2023年知识产权强国建设纲要和“十四五”规划实施推进计划).
Per a press conference on July 18, 2023, Hu Wenhui, deputy director of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), stated: In the first half of the year, a total of 433,000 invention patents and 1.104 million utility models were granted. Further, 35,000 PCT international patent applications were filed; 33,000 patent reexamination cases were concluded, and 4,433 invalidation cases were concluded. Chinese applicants submitted a total of 957 international design applications through the Hague System. Compared with the first half of 2022, this represents a 25% drop in utility model grants and 10% increase in invention patent grants. Design patent grants also dropped 10%.
With the easing of the pandemic, there has been a surge in domestic international exhibitions, attracting the attention of many foreign friends. The arrival of them in China has promoted international exchanges. Recently, colleagues from abroad have visited Borsam.
Courts increase penalties for offenders in high-tech areas Innovators in China have been given stronger protection over the past five years, thanks to greater judicial efforts in the intellectual property rights field, the country's top court and top procuratorate said.
On January 18, 2023 China’s Supreme People’s Court and China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate released the Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Handling Criminal Cases of Intellectual Property Infringement (Draft for comments) (关于办理侵犯知识产权刑事案件适用法律若干问题的解释（征求意见稿)). The Interpretation mainly sets thresholds for determining criminal prosecution, e.g., when there are “serious circumstances” in trademark infringement. The Interpretation will replace earlier Interpretations including the 2020 Interpretation.
On December 2, 2022, the Trademark Office the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the “Cracking Down on Malicious Registration of Trademarks such as “World Cup” and “Raib” in accordance with the law” (关于依法打击恶意抢注“世界杯” “拉伊卜”等商标注册的通告). Per CNIPA, a small number of enterprises and natural persons maliciously registered trademarks of hot words and logos such as “World Cup,” names of famous football stars, and World Cup mascots “LAEEB” and “Raib,” which violated social and public interests. Accordingly, CNIPA rejected 26 trademark registrations and cancelled 1 trademark ex officio.
Recently, the Legal 500, a well-known legal rating agency, released the 2023 list of Chinese jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. With high-quality service team, and concept of field segmentation and scientific formulation, Borsam IP was successfully selected in the "Firms to Watch" list in the field of intellectual property.
Over 400 Chinese companies’ bids to trademark the name of Chinese Olympic athelets and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics mascots Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon were refused and 20 registered trademarks using Chinese celebrity skier Eileen Gu’s name were invalidated by the Trademark Office of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)...
On January 27, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released a Notice titled “Blue Sky” special rectification campaign of the intellectual property agency industry has achieved positive results in 2021. The Blue Sky campaign aims to crack down on illegal IP agency behavior in China such as abnormal (irregular) patent applications and malicious trademark applications.
On February 5, 2022, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced that China joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs effective May 5, 2022. The Government of China deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on February 5, 2022.
In the past three years, 148 cases of intellectual property rights infringement were tried and closed with punitive damages awarded by people's courts at different levels in China's Guangdong province. Of the total, 67 cases were tried and closed in 2021 alone, with the largest award of 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) in damages.
On January 20, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the 14th Five-Year Plan for Patent and Trademark Examination. The Plan specifies development goals and indicator to reach by 2025. Of particular note for patent practitioners is the goal to reduce the patent examination cycle from an average of 20 months to 15 months and the potential adding of a preliminary examination for inventiveness in utility models.
On January 18, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Measures for Rapid Examination of Trademark Applications (for Trial Implementation) that provides for examination of certain trademark applications within 20 days of approval of a request to participate. The Measures are effective immediately.
At the National Meeting of Directors of Intellectual Property Offices held on January 6, 2022, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) Director Shen Changyu released some initial data on 2021 intellectual property grants.
The "Bordeaux" trademark No. 19564618 is a collective geographical indication (GI) trademark registered on wine products by Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) with the Trademark Office of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). The registration of the trademark will be valid until July 20, 2027.
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial (商标审查审理指南) on November 22, 2021, effective January 1, 2022. The Guidelines, which are somewhat analogous to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure,
On December 6, 2021, the Guangdong Higher People’s Court publicly announced a ruling in favor of Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. (深圳市腾讯计算机系统有限公司) in a dispute over copyright infringement and unfair competition relating to maps used in first person shooter games. The Court ordered the defendants Changyou Yunduan (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. (与畅游云端（北京）科技有限公司) and Hero Entertainment Co., Ltd. (英雄互娱科技股份有限公司) to cease infringement and compensate Tencent for economic losses of 25 million RMB.
On November 29, 2021, the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced a record fine of 1.04 million RMB (~$163 thousand USD) against a Sichuan entity for engaging in the patent agency business without authorization. Per CNIPA, “The amount of fines and forfeiture is the most for an unqualified patent agency violation case that has been investigated and punished.”
China’s Supreme People’s Court on November 15 ruled on a computer software dispute that the Henan Construction Association stop the copyright infringement, apologize, and pay monetary compensation for its unlawfully using a website development software developed by Changsha Mituo Information Technology Co., Ltd. without attribution.
In case no. （2021）最高法知民终1313号, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court of China, in an announcement dated November 22, 2021, ruled that a plaintiff lacked standing when its integrated circuit layout design right was invalidated despite appealing the invalidation decision to the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.
Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH is a set of initiatives promulgated by participating patent offices around the world to accelerate patent prosecution in countries of the participating patent offices. PPH allows the participating patent offices to share information and to benefit from work performed by other participating patent offices, and thereby reducing examination workload and improving quality of patents.
On November 19, 2021, the Shanghai No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court announced the affirmance of prison sentences for defendants that counterfeiting 3M and Dasheng (大胜) masks. Seven defendants were sentenced to imprisonment ranging from one year to four years and six months for the crime of counterfeiting registered trademarks, and fines were imposed ranging from RMB 30,000 to RMB 1.2 million (~$188 thousand USD).
China’s Supreme People’s Court on November 3 ruled in favor of Swiss medical device maker Synthes GmbH in a patent lawsuit against Chinese rival Double Medical Technology for infringing Synthes’s patent CN03827088.9 entitled “device for treating femoral fractures”.
The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office have upheld a decision revoking an important technology patent owned by Israel-based company SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. The decision ends a lawsuit filed by SolarEdge against Chinese rival Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in Germany’s Mannheim city.
Accordingly to statistics collected by the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), participating in the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) in China will significantly speed up examination and grant of a patent application. Per the JPO data, from January to June 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on average issued a first office action within 2.2 months of granting a PPH request.
Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Chinese rival Haihe Pharmaceutical Industry (温州海鹤药业有限公司), seeking to stay the marketing approval process for its generic drug Eldecalcitol.
A Texas jury on November 5 awarded Chinese company Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance Co., Ltd. (嘉兴山蒲照明电器有限公司) nearly $14.2 million in damages after finding that rival Chinese lighting company CH Lighting willfully infringed three of its US patents for LED tubes.
China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) ruled in decision dated November 3, 2021 in favor of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies’ subsidiary DePuy Synthes in a patent infringement case upping damages twenty times on appeal.
In case no（2021）最高法知行终322号 recently highlighted by China’s Supreme People’s Court on November 2, 2021, the Court ruled that an unintentional short payment of a patent annuity caused termination of the patent. A patentee received a “Patent Termination Notice” issued by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and sued CNIPA at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, claiming that it had paid the annuity of 600 RMB, and the CNIPA nonetheless terminated its patent right. However, the 600 RMB was insufficient to cover the annuity and late fee due.
On October 21, 2021, the Supreme People’s Court of China submitted a report on the judicial work of the people’s courts on intellectual property rights for deliberation. According to the report, the average annual increase in intellectual property cases was 24.5% from 2013 to 2020, which is 12.8 percentage points higher than the increase in all litigation cases. Specifically, number of first-instance IP cases accepted by courts across China increased from 101,000 in 2013 to 467,000 in 2020.
According to an announcement from the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court on October 28, 2021, Judges Wu Zhiyong, head of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court and Judges Ni Hongxia and Wang Xiao conducted a public trial resulting in the sentencing of defendant Ding and four others to imprisonment ranging from one year seven month to three years for the crime of counterfeiting registered trademarks for KIWI shoe polish. The Court also fined the defendants.
On October 26, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the Administrative Measures for the Establishment of Permanent Representative Offices in China by Foreign Patent Agencies (Draft for Comment).
Tackling counterfeits can be frustrating and challenging at the best of times. Dealing with their trickier – and more “lawful” – cousin, genuine products that are parallel imported (or genuine branded goods obtained from one market (i.e., a country or economic area) and subsequently imported into another market and sold there without the consent of the owner of the trademark), can be even more challenging.
The Lycra Company, a developer of innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, announced wins related to its ongoing global efforts to protect its intellectual property (IP), including patents and trademarks, from infringement worldwide.
Sharp and OPPO announced that the companies have reached a global cross patent license agreement, including patents for communication technologies and covering sales of terminal products of both parties. The cross-licensing agreement also ends all ongoing litigations between the companies worldwide with issues like patent infringement.
For ClemenGold®, a mandarin brand managed from South Africa, its widely recognised teardrop-shaped fruit sticker has become a symbol of consistent quality. Consumers have come to trust the brand for its superior eating experience derived from a strict set of internal and external quality standards, while import, wholesale and retail clients benefit from the equity a highly visible and well-executed brand holds for them.
Foreign businesses in China are becoming key targets in a growing number of intellectual property lawsuits filed by Chinese companies. Enhanced IP legislation, which has led to large amounts of damages for violations granted by courts, has opened the floodgates for litigation.
On September 18, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Agency released the Interpretation of “Administrative Adjudication Measures for Early Resolution Mechanisms for Drug Patent Disputes”. The Interpretation clarifies some issues in the Measures, including deadlines.
The FinFET has served as a foundational piece of technology for Intel's processors since 2011, serving as a key ingredient in nearly every processor it sells. However, Intel has been embroiled in a patent infringement lawsuit in China since 2018 with a Chinese government-funded R&D lab that asserts the company has violated its FinFET patent.
In order to reduce trademark squatting, the Chinese Trademark Law of China (2019 Version) (“Trademark Law 2019”) introduced an intent to use requirement as well as a good faith requirement. As will be discussed further below, recent Chinese court cases show that the introductions did in fact provide newly effective means to challenge squatters.
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced that Qingdao Intermediate Court in China has ruled in its favor in the chlorantraniliprole patent infringement suit against Shandong Weifang Rainbow Chemical Co. Ltd. ("Rainbow"). The Court found Rainbow infringed on FMC's composition of matter patent for the insecticidal active ingredient chlorantraniliprole and a key intermediate to manufacture chlorantraniliprole.
Since the iPhone 4S era, all iPhones have been using the Siri voice assistant. Siri was founded in 2007 and was initially based on text chat services. In 2010, it was acquired by Apple for $200 million. Then, through cooperation with Nuance, the world’s largest voice recognition manufacturer, Siri realized the voice recognition function. Although the iPhone has been using this feature for 10 years, it may have been infringing on a Chinese company’s patent.
According to a WeChat posting from Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., Ltd. (上海智臻智能网络科技公司 also known as Xiaoi Robot), Xiaoi has filed for a preliminary injunction against Apple at the Shanghai High People’s Court on September 3, 2021 to stop patent infringement by selling, importing, etc. iPhones incorporating Siri. Xiaoi had earlier sued Apple for 10 billion RMB (~$1.4 billion USD) on August 3, 2020 at the Shanghai High People’s Court.
According to announcement on September 2, 2021 from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the total number of online applications for the 2021 Chinese patent bar was 50,425, a year-on-year increase of 4.63%; the number of applicants who passed the qualification review and completed payment was 47,573, a year-on-year increase of 4.99%.
In what some might consider a breach of several countries’ sovereignty, on August 19, 2021, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court affirmed a lower court ruling setting global licensing rates for standard essential patents (SEPs) including in the U.S., Germany and Japan.
Starting from September 1, 2021, both applicants and their trademark agents or agency will need to sign and seal a Letter of Commitment for the Good Faith of the Parties Requesting the Protection of Well-Known Trademarks...
On August 23, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the administrative punishment of 71 Chinese patent firms and individuals for the unlicensed practice of patent law.
The appearance of handbag designs may not be protected by copyright law in Taiwan, a new judgment from the Supreme Court in Taiwan confirms. The trademark and copyright infringement case – which Givenchy and Celine filed in 2017 against a Taiwan-based handbag manufacturer, accusing the company of offering up copycat versions of their Luggage Tote...
On August 19, 2021, the Shanghai Third Intermediate Court released a ruling on Weibo holding that the repackaging of authentic Ferrero Rocher chocolates that included printing of Ferrero Rocher labels without authorization is criminal trademark infringement.
In a recent decision highlighted by the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court, the Court ruled that even though a patent was invalidated by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), it was still possible to file a declaratory judgement action to confirm non-infringement of the invalidated patent.
While everyone cheers for Chinese athletes at the Tokyo Olympics for their good performance, Chinese online shopping platforms are staging a shopping spree for "the same masks worn by Olympic athletes," despite them being declared to be bogus products.
In the midst of trademark battles in China, New Balance is policing its famous “N” and the source-identifying design of its 574 sneaker in the U.S., with the sneaker-maker filing suit against Michael Kors, arguing that the fashion brand “recently began using an N design on footwear that is virtually identical and confusingly similar to” its own mark。
u-blox announced that the Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of u-blox in separate copyright and patent infringement lawsuits the company filed against Techtotop Microelectronic Technology Co. Ltd. (TTT). The rulings found that TTT infringed on u-blox’s intellectual property in its TD1030 navigation chips and that TTT must pay damages (RMB 11 million).
China had over 1 million patent applications last year, according to figures from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). China handled more patent applications for inventions than any other countries for the fifth year running in 20
Nearly 3,000 products from across China with geographical indications are showcased at a trade fair in Guangzhou that opened on Saturday and will last for a month. The exhibits include fruits, tea, vegetables, aquatic products, traditional
The Chinese government has published the first trademark application for a sound and said it expects it to be approved. The application, filed at the China Trademark Office (CTMO), was for a jingle belonging to state-owned radio station Chi
BEIJING, Feb. 25 The 2015 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators recently released by WIPO reports a strong growth in invention patent filings in 2014 of 4.5%. Among the 2.7 million invention patent filings, Chinas State Inte
BEIJING, Mar. 4 ( www.chinacourt.org ) -- President of the Supreme Peoples Court Zhou Qiang and Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang visited the Beijing Intellectual Property (IP) Court, Chinas first IP court, on Feb 25. Wan praised
BEIJING, Mar.9 (China IP News) -- On March 5th，the 4 th Session of the 12 th National Peoples Congress opened at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. On behalf of the State Council, Premier Li Keqiang delivered the report on the work
BEIJING, Mar. 16 (China IP News) -- China has made large progress in implementation of new IP policy, which will help China to grow its economy. In the past thirty years, I frequently came to China and follow the development of Chinese IP c
BEIJING, Mar. 23 (SIPO) -- SIPO recently issued the Notice on Deepening Collaborative Mechanism of Patent Law Enforcement in E-commerce (hereinafter referred to as Notice). The Notice makes it clear that SIPO will deepen the collaborative m
Chinas Supreme Peoples court made a final judgment on an OEM-related trademark infringement case recently. The court held that the act that Zhejiang Yahuan lockset Co.,Ltd (hereafter as to Ya Huan) used logo of PRETUL on its OEM padlocks ba
(Announcement on Suspending the Customs Record-FilingFee for Intellectual Property Rights) According to the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission Notice on Cancellation and Suspension of Collection of Admini
Recently, SIPO published data of patents in the first three quarters of 2015. In the first three quarters of 2015, China received 1.876 million applications of the three kinds of patents, up 22.0%. Among them, 709,000 were invention patent
Supreme Peoples Court confirms protection for Honeywells global Garrett brand by rejecting local manufacturers marketing plan as too similar and misleading to consumers SHANGHAI, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Supreme Peoples Court (SPC)
Every year, China Customs seizes tens of thousands of counterfeit goods destined for export from China. Nearly all of the seizures were of goods that infringed registered Chinese trademarks and that had been registered not only with Chinas
Latest news from State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China (SAIC) show that 5,000 malicious trademark registrations have been handled in the first half of this year, up 190% than the last year. Meanwhil
In this summer, Chinese domestic film, representing with Monster Hunt, Pancake Man, Monkey King: Hero is Back, arouses again high film seeing interest in the summer vacation film market, and the Chinese domestic film catches up from behind
Recently, the Guangdong Higher Peoples Court, for the first time, regarded Taobao Transaction Snapshot as the main evidence for judging constituting the practical patent infringement, which was considered as an important trial innovation in
Finjan Holdings, a patent-licensing company operating in the cybersecurity space, won a hefty $39.5 million jury verdict (PDF) on Tuesday, when a San Jose jury found that Blue Coat Systems infringed five of its patents. The verdict is a maj
Samsung has won an important victory against patent holder Smartflash that may ultimately save the company hundreds of millions of dollars. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuitruledon Thursday that the lawsuit Smartflash has file
A trademark lawsuit filed byNBAlegendMichael Jordanagainst Qiaodan Sports Co. in the Chinese court system for using a name and images similar to those of his own Jordan Brand with Nike reportedly failed Wednesday. TheAgence France-Presse, v
(Reuters) - Oracle Corp has asked a U.S. judge for permission to update its copyright lawsuit against Google Inc to include the Android operating systems current market dominance. The move by Oracle is its first since the U.S. Supreme Court
Designer Tory Burch just won a $41.2 million trademark infringement lawsuit against Lin J International Inc. Lin J has been charged for copying and selling Tory Burch trademarks including her ISIS Cross designs. Back in 2013, Burch also cha
Xiaomi international head Hugo Barra said on Thursday that the Chinese electronics company is looking to file more patents and strike more deals ahead of a launch into the U.S. market. The move is essential if Xiaomi really wants to play in
Nowadays, the zoo-themed coffee shops from South Korea opened in various provinces and cities in China and became popular to consumers. However, few people know that for the South Korean ZooCoffee, the coffee culture combined cute animals a
As the first original cartoons adopting assembly line mode, with the most international distribution, and total distribution volume, the Four Masterpieces in China cartoon series ranked the first in many aspects and wins the Production Awar
Eli Lilly has won a patent case in the Court of Appeal in London over its blockbuster Alimta lung cancer drug, boosting prospects for future sales and dealing a blow to generic challenger Actavis, now renamed Allergan. Alimta generated worl
(Reuters) - China has rejected Gilead Sciences Incs application for a new patent related to its costly hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, removing a potential barrier to generic versions of the drug there, a U.S. legal group announced on Friday. The
Recently, Beijing High Peoples Court made a final decision that the trademark in question is lack of distinctiveness, and The French Champagne Perrier Jouet S.A(as Perier Jouet) fails to approve that the trademark can distinguish the goods
Recently，SIPOs decision on revising patent administrative enforcement measures was examined and approved at the meeting. The newly revised measures were released on May 29, and come into effect from July 1. The revision follows the princi
On 22 May, 2015, the Heads of the worlds five largest intellectual property offices (IP5), meeting in Suzhou, China, pledged to step up their cooperation in order to further optimize their services to users and the public so that innovation
According to the data from State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), China dealt 24,479 patent administrative enforcement cases in 2014, which was the first time for China dealing over 20,000 patent administrative enforcement case
Abstract: Recently, Beijing Internet Court held a court session to judge the alleged copyright infringement of Papitude, which was sued by music licensing platform VFine Music for using Japanese label Lullatone’s music without permission.
Is a Chinese trademark or patent also valid in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan? A frequently asked question of our overseas clients. The answer is that the protection of a trademark/patent application filed before CNIPA is only effective in the
Asia IPs first ever China IP Awards announced in May 7, 2020. The award listing was made by the Asia IP editorial teams, based on thousands of votes and recommendations received from in-house counsel, senior corporate executives and legal p
Background NetEase Cloud Music, one of Chinas leading music streaming platforms, has inked a new strategic partnership with Warner Chappell Music (WCM) among the three most significant music publishers in the world, on the extensive catalog
Per news reports from Chinas Legal Daily and Xinhua , the 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress completed the revision of the Patent Law on October 17, 2020. The newly amended patent law will come into
( Getty Images ) Until now, copyright registration agencies have been in the traditional offline mode, with businesses taking three to five months from preparing materials to getting a certificate. However, in the Internet era, an innovativ
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) jointly announced on October 20, 2020 that Chinese applicants will be able to select the EPO as International Search Authority (ISA) in Pat
Recently, a store named Jinri (Today s) Youtiao (deep-fried twisted dough sticks) caused the public s attention. It is because the decoration and Logo of this store are extremely similar to Toutiao Today , which is the search engine company
In the past, applying for an invention patent would be taken the waiting period of two to three years to get the result. At the end of February this year, Nantong was approved to build the China (Nantong) IPR Protection Center. Until now, t
China received more than 30,000 patent filings on artificial intelligence (AI) in 2019, an increase of 52.4 percent over the previous year, according to a report released on Thursday. The report, focusing on Chinas new generation of AI deve
Recently, Power of Performance - Celebration of the entry into force of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances was held in Beijing. The event was sponsored by the Publicity Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and organ
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, seventeenChinese regions now rank among the top 100 global innovation clusters, and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Beijing and Shanghai rank among the top ten. Scie
Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the worlds largest contract chipmaker, ranked in the third quarter as the biggest patent applicant in Taiwan for the sixth consecutive quarter, the Intellectual Property O
The recent anti-suit injunction issued against InterDigital in its SEP litigation with Xiaomi is a somewhat predictable reaction to the recent UK Supreme Court decision against Huawei and ZTE. One of the central arguments there was that the
Recently, Beijing Intellectual Property Court concluded the trial Didi Golf Chamberlai n trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute, judged the defendant Didi Golf Chamberlai n cease on the trademark infringement behavior involve
According to an October 27, 2020 report in the Peoples Court Daily , the Peoples Court of Fangcheng County, Henan Province recently sentenced 8 defendants to prison for copyright infringement of several movies including Alita: Battle Angel
In November 2020, Qichacha released the Chinese enterprises trademark Top 20 and summarized the leading enterprises in Chinas trademark amount during the last five years. First, from the trademark registration amount, Tencent occupies the f
China will hold a patent fair to showcase its achievements in the field and build platforms to promote the transfer of intellectual property (IP), the event organizer said Monday. The 12th China International Patent Technology and Products
In follow up to the Notice of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on Deepening the Blue Sky Action and Promoting the Healthy Development of the Intellectual Property Service Industry ( 国家知识产权局办公室
On November 3, 2020, Chinas State Administration for Market Regulation released the Regulations on prohibiting abuse of intellectual property rights to exclude and restrict competition (关于禁止滥用知识产权排除、限制竞争行为
A recent judgment published by the Beijing Intellectual Property Court showed that because the mobile computing architecture HiAI on its core chip was preemptively registered by the partner, Huawei sued the China National Intellectual Prope
The winners of Chinas top honors for patented industrial designs are winning over customers with products that are both good-looking and practical. The Awards for Outstanding Chinese Industrial Designs were bestowed on the top 10 winners at
On December 17, 2020, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court announced the affirmance of an earlier Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) ruling invalidating the Xingning Shixin Lamp Factorys (兴宁市时新灯具厂) Green Lante
Different countries have different standards for the Drawings or Photographs for design patent applications. As applicants, how to prepare Drawings or Photographs under the present patent law for design patent application in China? I. Legal
Different countries have different standards for the Drawings or Photographs for design patent applications. As applicants, how to prepare Drawings or Photographs under the present patent law for design patent application in China? I. Legal
Different countries have different standards for the Drawings or Photographs for design patent applications. As applicants, how to prepare Drawings or Photographs under the present patent law for design patent application in China? I. Legal
Recently, in the trial of Shenzhen DJI Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. v. Beijing Feimi Technology Co., Ltd. and Jiutian Zongheng (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. for infringement of design patent rights, the Shenzhen Intellectual Property Court adopte
The national copyright innovation development base is located in Pudong and will break through the restrictions on the registration place to carry out copyright registration services in the free trade zone. Pudong, which was established at
The pace of innovation in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies accelerated significantly worldwide, and China is leading in the growth rate of patent filings, the Munich-headquartered European Patent Office (EPO) said on Thur
On December 7 in the Northern District of California, electronics manufacturer Lenovo filed a complaint against Nokia Technologies Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia Corporation whose purported main purpose is to monetize the patent rig
On December 15, 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the First Batch of Guiding Cases for Administrative Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights ( 第一批知识产权行政执法指导案例 )
According to the Beijing Court Trial Information Network, Monster Energy, which owns Magic Claw Drink, has lost a trademark similarity dispute case with the State Intellectual Property Office over the GENTLE MONSTER glasses brand of Korea A
According to statistics released December 18, 2020, November 2020 Chinese invention patent applications filings jumped 32.7% versus October 2020. Similarly, utility model patent applications filings were up 28%. The number of cumulative inv
On December 21, 2020, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court announced that on December 18, 2020, the Court ruled in several administrative trademark cases that the trademark registrants forged evidence to prove use in trademark cancellati
Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd. has received a positive patent validity ruling in a patent invalidation action filed in China by LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd. , a Chinese solar manufacturer. The action was filed against one of Maxeo
On December 18th, the Second Anniversary of the establishmentGuangdong ProvinceIntellectual Property Protection Center, ithosted a series of activities and the Road to Intellectual Property Development with Chinese Characteristics Seminar i
Acco rding to the (2020) Jing Xing Zhong No. 4528 Judgment issued by the Beijing Higher Peoples Courtthaton December 16, Van Cleef Arpels applied for the registration of the trademark No. 15736970 in November 2014, which is three-dimensiona
Shenzhen, a young innovative city in South China, has maintained its national leading position across major intellectual property indexes this year, with double-digit growth in most areas. The market regulatory department of the city, which
Recently, the first unqualified patent agency violation case investigated by Shanghai was publicized in the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System (Shanghai). Throughinvestigation, in December 2019,the illegal party in the
Its getting close to the new year now. Deep winter has arrived, and everyone is wrapped up warmly in down jackets, scarves and hats. 2020 has been a year of social distancing. People are looking forward to 2021 with hope. Recently, China ha
Recently, China Securities Regulatory Commission s official website published the Publication of CICCs Summary Report on the Guidance Work of UnionPay Business Co., Ltd., and the guidance work of UnionPays sci-tech innovation board was fina
On December 29, 2020, the Shanghai Higher Peoples Court announced the upholding of a criminal conviction for infringing the copyright of Lego toys. The Shanghai Third Intermediate Court had sentenced 9 people to up to 6 years in prison and
O n December 25, Wuhan Intermediate Peoples Court made a case against the standard-essential patents royalty fee dispute case that the A pplicant Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and the A pplicant Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Samsung
On December 30, 2020, the Shanghai Second Intermediate Peoples Court ruled in favor of Michael Jordan against Qiaodan Sports Co. (Qiaodan is the transliteration of Jordan into Chinese) ( 乔丹体育公司 ) over the use of Jordans Chinese
Recently, the China Press and Publication Research Institute completed a survey report on the Economic Contribution of Chinas Copyright Industry in 2019. The survey show ed that the industry added value of Chinas C opyright I ndustry in 201
It was learned from Shenzhen Municipal Procuratorate on December 30 that recently, a case involving copyright infringement of foreign film works prosecuted by the Nanshan District Procuratorate of Shenzhen was sentenced in the first instanc
Since pointed out that Zhejiang Supor Co., Ltd. misappropriated its patented technology, Zhejiang KBH Kitchenware Co., Ltd. published a statement on the entire page of Yangcheng Evening News, and presided over Weibo topics, held a press con
On December 21, 2020, the Supreme People s Court made a final judgment, dismissed Red Bull Vitamin Beverage Co., Ltd. related to the claim of ownership of Red Bull series trademark rights, maintaining the original judgment in the first inst
Baidu Company, which once attracted widespread attention, sued the trademark infringement case of Baidu Barbecue. Recently, the Supreme Peoples Court ruled and rejected the application for retrial of Sun Luming, the defendant in first insta
Recently, Chongqing No. 5 Intermediate Peoples Court made first instance judgment toward the Chongqing Pigeon Electric Wire Cable Co., Ltd. sued Chongqing Gehuang Electric Wire Cable Group Co., Ltd. trademark infringement and unfair competi
Wyeth LLC (U.S. Wyeth) , a global leader in infant milk powder, sued Guangzhou Wyeth Baby Maternal and Infant Products Co., Ltd. (广州惠氏宝贝母婴用品有限公司) (Guangzhou Wyeth) for trademark infringement and unfair competitio
Jiangsu Provincial Market Supervision Bureau held a P ress C onference on the 11 th to notify about the law enforcement of intellectual property rights in the field of market supervision in JiangsuProvince . During the Conference , it also
Recently, the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication has completed the survey report of the Economic Contribution of Chinas Copyright Industries in 2019, which shows the added value of copyright industries reached CNY 7.32 trillion in 201
On January 11, the Hangzhou Internet Court opened a public hearing and sentenced in C ourt a copyright infringement and unfair competition case between a film company in Beijing and two network compan ies in Hangzhou and Beijing , and a tec
In 2020, the proportion of online trademark applications in China was as high as 98.05%, an increase of nearly 17%from 81.29% in 2016. As of the end of 2020, there were approximately 178,802 registered users of Chinas trademark online servi
Recently, Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate Court concluded a criminal case of infringement of foreign copyright. This is the first time the Court has trialed a criminal case of foreign copyright infringement. From February 2017 to December 2018,
China will intensify efforts to further international cooperation on intellectual property rights protection, especially those related to the Belt and Road Initiative, in order to promote IPR development worldwide, according to the head of
Recently, following a final judgment pronounced by Beijing Higher Peoples Court, the trademark dispute between Guangdong Sogal Co., Ltd. and Zhongshan Sofier Co., Ltd. has temporarily concluded . Sofier s claim failed to receive the C ourt
Recently, two civil mediation documents put an end to a three-year Kangwang trademark infringement and unfair competition case. Under the preside of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court, Shanghai Runfu Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Shanghai
It waslearned from the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court on January7th thatin 2020,the Court newly received 6,905pieces ofpatent cases of various types, and the total amount of newly receivedpatent cases reached 1.85 billion yuan. Accor
Since it is believed that users of bilibili uploaded an animation series , which violated the copyright of Beijing Xingwei International Cultural Technology Development Co., Ltd. , Shanghai Kuanyu Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the operator
On January 21, 2021, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court announced the awarding of 5.5 Million RMB (~$851 thousand USD) in damages and expenses to Shell International and Shell China for trademark infringement regarding automobile lubri
One is a well-known French tire manufacturer, and the other is an Anhui enterprise engaged in the acquisition of Chinese medicinal materials and agricultural and sideline products. The two sides have launched a fierce dispute over a tradema
Sichuan continues to promote the implementation of the trademark and brand strategy and has achieved remarkable results. On January 26, the reporter learned from the Sichuan Provincial Market Supervision Administration (Provincial Intellect
On January 27, 2021, China National Intellectual Property Administration issued a notice on further strictly regulating the behavior of patent applications, it mentions: Efforts should be made to guide the number and quality of patent appli
Per a Court announcement , on January 28, 2021 the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff Casio Computer Co., Ltd. against the defendants Tornado Company (旋风公司), Smael Company ( 斯麦尔公司 ), Weish
China will continue to advance scientific and technological innovation. By investing more in science and technology, China is committed to strengthening IPR protection, Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of strengthenin
A number of trademark information of Yao Anna, Yao Siwei, YAO ANNA, YAO SIWEI, and Annalbel Yao was added, which was applied by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.. The classification involves machinery equipment, beer and beverage, clothing, sho
On February 8, 2021, Chinas Supreme Peoples Procuratorate issued the 26th batch of guiding cases covering intellectual property . This batch covers 5 cases including criminal trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Foreign victims includ
On February 19, 2021, the Suzhou Intermediate Peoples Court announced it had awarded a preliminary injunction to Burberry against Xinboli Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (新帛利商贸（上海）有限公司), owner of Chinese brand Baneber
As is often the case in China, a critical change in the IP system has taken place without the publicity of a new law but with an internal administrative document hidden on a government website. With an administrative Circular issued on Janu
New Balance has prevailed in a trademark case that is part of a larger and long-running legal battle that has pitted it against New Barlun, a Chinese sportswear company that has been trading on its name and various trademarks for more than
A small British technology company has accused Huawei and Goodix, Chinas largest developer of smartphone fingerprint sensors, of infringing on its technology and has launched legal proceedings against both companies. WaveTouch, a UK registe
According to a joint decision of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the Austrian Patent Office , the China-Austria Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project will be extended for another five years from
On December 26, 2020, the Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National Peoples Congress of China voted to pass the Amendment to the Criminal Law of the Peoples Republic of China (11) ( 中华人民共和国刑法修正
The first-instance civil verdict on the unfair competition dispute between the milk tea brand Xiangpiaopiao Company Xiangpiaopiao Food Co., Ltd., Henan Haoduoduo Food Co., Ltd., and Suzhou Xiangpiaopiao Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. was a
The first-instance civil verdict on trademark infringement and unfair competition disputes between Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. and Beijing Sohu Internet Information Service Co., Ltd. were announced recently. The plaintiff is Zhej
In a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization dated March 2, 2021, China remained the top user of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with 68,720 applications for+16.1% year-on-year growth. Last year (2019), China had 59,193 P
According to the official website of the National Copyright Administration, during the Spring Festival of 2021, sevenChinese New Year movie theaters including Hi Mom were widely welcomed, setting a new box office record for Chinese New Year
Chinas Supreme Peoples Court released and effective on March 3, 2021 the Interpretation of the Supreme Peoples Court on the Application of Punitive Damages to the Trial of Civil Cases of Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights ( 最高人
Beijing Court Trial Information Network recently disclosed the first-instance civil judgment of Guangzhou Alibaba Literature Information Technology Co., Ltd. and Hunan Local Star Network Technology Co., Ltd. for the infringement of the info
On February 26, 2021, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme Peoples Court released a list of top 10 cases of technical intellectual property rights for 2020 that the tribunal ruled on. The list covers anti-suit injunctions, trad
Courts concluded 466,000 cases relating to intellectual property rights in 2020, up 11.7 percent year-on-year, according to the annual work report of the countrys top court. The report was submitted by the Supreme Peoples Court to the ongoi
On March 4, 2021, the Shanghai High People s Court announced a ru ling in favor of the Italian fashion brand Fendi Co ., Ltd. , which was established in 1925 and later acquired by LVMH Group. Fendi had sued Pioneer Capital Outlets (Kunshan)
On February 27, 2021, the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Chinas Supreme Peoples Court released a set of 46 rules based on aselection of 55 example cases from the 2,787 technical intellectual property (IP) cases concluded by the Court in
On March 2, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Measures for Administrative Adjudication of Major Patent Infringement Disputes (Draft for Solicitation of Comments) 《重大专利侵权纠纷行政
On March 12, 2021, the China National Intellectual Proper ty Administration (CNIPA) released the Measures Regarding the Regulation of Patent Applications ( 关于规范 申请专利行为的办法 ) effective immediately. CNIPA is continuin
In recent years, with the remolding and development of domestic brands such as Hui Li and Feiyue, the classic red and blue shoes full of youthful imprint return to consumer vision. Do Jai Back and Leap come from the same family? How on eart
The China National Intellectual Pro perty Administration (CNIPA) has appeared to cancel more than half of their invention patent applications in 2020, presumably for being fraudulent (also referred to as irregular or abnormal). While the CN
Chinas Supreme Peoples C ourt released the Interpretat ion of the Supreme Peoples Court on the Application of Punitive Damages in the Trial of Civil Cases of Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights on March 3, 2021. In order apply the
A defendant was ordered to pay 30,000 yuan ($4,613) over Entertainment One UK Ltd (eOne)s losses for Peppa Pig trademark infringement, with Peppa Pig having been declared a well-known trademark in China, according to Shanghai Intellectual P
IPRdaily introduction: Recently, there have been reports of abnormal patent applications from Jiangsu, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guangdong and other provinces in the intellectual property circle. According to China Intellectual Property News, as of
Sinceit was not authorized to use Beijing Normal Universitys English textbooks, Yuanfudaos Xiaoyuan Souti APP was convicted of infringement,and a total of 550,000 yuan was compensated. The Beijing Internet Court announced the verdict of thi
Recently, the Shanghai intellectual property court (hereinafter referred to as the Shanghai Intellectual Property court) ruled on Shanghai Guanshengyuanfood co., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the Shanghai Guanshengyuan company) and the d
On April 1, 2021, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court announced a ruling in favor of Bulgari over a third partys trademark registration of Bulgaris Serpenti snake head design. The Court found that Lius registered Chinese trademark 15911
On April 1, 2021, the Guangdong Higher Pe oples Court announced the awar ding of 30 million RMB (~$4.7 million USD) to Leg o on appeal, an increase from the original award of 3 million RMB. Late last year, the Shanghai Higher Peoples Court
According to an report in 宁波日报 , an unnamed Ningbo company infringed Andreas Stihl AG Co. KGs Chinese trademark for STIHL by manufacturing over 19,000 chain saws worth 225,000 RMB (about $34,000 USD) bearing the STIHL trademark with
On April 5, 2021, the Judicial Information Network of Beijing Court published other administrative judgments of first instance between YeShuGroup Co., Ltd. and the State Intellectual Property Office. The plaintiff was YeShuGroup, and the ca
Have you got covered? Weeks ago, the world was anxiously staring at a vessel of 200,000 tons blocking the Suez Canal, the throat of the global economy. Such incidence involves a low probability but high stakes. Attention soon shifted insura
A Shenzhen company named its tea products Xiao Guan X Cha, imitating the Xiao Guan Cha, a new online celebrity in Chinas tea industry. Xiao Guan Cha sued the defendant to court. Recently, after the trial, the Baoan Court ruled that the defe
Todays Toutiao vs. Todays Youtiao, whats the connection between the two? The name is just a word away. Is it a free ride, a hot ride or pure coincidence? (Photo from Internet) In response, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter
At the 2021 High-Level Forum on China IP Protection ( 2021年中国知识产权保护高层论坛 ) held April 23, 2021, SHEN Changyu, the Director of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) gave a keynote speech sta
On April 21, the Supreme Peoples Court opened a joint public hearing to hear two cases of administrative disputes over the invalidation of patent rights between the appellant Sichuan Neo-Green Pharmaceutical Technology Development Co., Ltd.