IP-Related Government Fees to Be Reduced, Welcomed by Enterprises
An executive meeting of the State Council of China held recently has determined the measures to reduce government fees and service charges, including further reduction of patent filing fee and annual fee from July 1. Significant dip is required, for example, a plunge of fee for trademark registration renewal from 1,000 yuan to 500 yuan.
"Further reduction of patent filing fee, annual fee, and trademark regist2019-04-24Read more
Beijing Expo 2019 to be Guarded by Full-on IPR Protection
Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition is the highest-level and largest-scale professional exhibition held by China since Shanghai World Expo in 2010. Standing at the stage of international exposition, Beijing Expo will showcase the latest new varieties, technologies, products and concepts the world has to offer. "Beijing Expo will last up to 162 days. Securing IPR protection will not only guarantee the 2019-04-17Read more
Photo speaks of IPR protection loopholes: China Daily editorial
Visual China Group is in trouble. At a time when the country has pledged to strengthen its protection of intellectual property rights, the country's largest stock images provider has been accused of abusing them — and even resorting to blackmail — to make a profit.
VCG sparked an outcry nationwide last week after it claimed to own the copyright to the first-ever image of a black hole, the work 2019-04-15Read more
WIPO Welcomes Solomon Islands as 192nd Member State
Solomon Islands has joined the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization as WIPO’s 192nd Member State.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received on April 4, 2019, the instrument of accession to the WIPO Convention from Ambassador Barrett Salato, Permanent Representative of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.
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WIPO Report: China Witnesses Significant Growth in PCT Filing in 2018
Chinese companies make up seven of the top 50 PCT international applicants, and education institutions make up ten of the top 50 who filed the most PCT patent applications in 2018, according to the latest data issued by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on March 19. In 2018, Chinese applicants filed 53,345 PCT applications, ranking the second in the world.
Among fields of technology, digital communic2019-04-03Read more
IP court of SPC opens first trial
BEIJING -- The Intellectual Property (IP) Court of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) opened its first trialon Mar 27 of an appeal case over an invention patent.
The case involved a dispute over an invention patent between appellants Xiamen Lukasi Car Accessories Co. Ltd. and Xiamen Fuke Car Accessories Co. Ltd., two Chinese car accessories companies, and the appellee Valeo Systemes D'essuyage, a French comp2019-03-28Read more