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PRC Cyberspace Administration issued its Circular on the Draft of Regulation on Standard Contract for Outbound Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information (“the Draft”) on June 30, 2022, in order to seek public opinions. This article aims to briefly illustrate recent progress for this new legislat
PRC Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”) which was enacted on August 30, 2007 and implemented since August 1, 2008, has been playing increasingly important role in the development and regulation of Chinese economy in last 15 years.
China’ Trademark Law provides no guidance for the suspension or coordination of dependent cases, although there are provisions in the rules of certain procedures. Fabio Giacopello of HFG shines a light onto this murky area and provides actionable advice.
The CN Supreme Court published its Opinion on Strengthening Blockchain Application in the Judicial field on 23 May 2022 at the link below, which also has an English translation of the Opinion
Thanks for the heads up from Aaron Wininger of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, shortly after the first drug patent linkage decision from the Beijing IP Court, the CNIPA also announced that they have issued their "first" drug patent linkage decision. It is interesting to feel the heat of the competiti
The topic of world IP day this year is "IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future". Check out here how the young entrepreneurs and creators are can receive help in protecting their intellectual property in China, South East Asia, India and Latin America!
China's recently released Standards for Determining General Trademark Violations (the "Standards") consists of 35 articles, which provide for ten categories of violations of the order of trademark administration in detail
There is a saying among Chinese lawyers and judges that “Litigation is all about evidence”. This clearly shows the crucial importance of evidence collection in a Chinese legal battle.
In April, the All China Patent Attorney Association (ACPAA) published high-level targets that the organisation aims to achieve by 2025. Amongst the targets are a 12% increase in practicing patent attorneys as well as increasing China’s litigation talent.China IP SME Helpdesk external expert Toby Mak
Utility model is largely neglected by many foreign applicants, but it can be used strategically to enhance the protection of your products in China.
The framework for the Chinese system of intellectual property protection was put in place from the beginning of the reform and opening up era; however, it was not until China acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 that attempts were made to bring its IP system more in line with intern
On March 4, 2020, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) instructed its local branches to strengthen measures against intellectual property (IP) agents who applied in bad faith for trademarks relating to COVID-19. Some agents have been fined with a maximum penalty of RMB 100,00
China introduced the unique subclass system for assessing the similarity of goods/services during trademark examination. While the “check-box” approach is designed for efficiency, it leaves no room for a close case-by-case analysis.
First of all, these draft revisions comprise more than 230 pages. To me, it is already a significant achievement to be able to read through all of the revisions, analyze them, and provide comments within about 1.5 months.
While trade secret cases are complicated and time consuming, sometimes there are also success stories.
This is a non-exhaustive list of some particular aspects of China patent filing procedure. Although substantial principles of patent law are generally harmonised, there are still significant differences in procedure which IP professionals dealing with China on a regular basis should be aware of.
This article is to explain the bond system and the procedure of the Customs seizure.
Software can be protected under copyright law in China. Many foreign companies are unfamiliar with how to record software copyright in China, and how to keep the source code confidential during the recordal.
Copyright arises automatically, but it may not be easy to prove ownership of copyright in China.
The article provides evidence checklist for trade mark disputes in China