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CNIPA "First" Drug Patent Linkage Decision

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

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World IP Day

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!

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ACPAA's 2022-2025 Action Plan To Enhance Quality Of Patent Attorney Industry

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

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Evidence checklist for trademark disputes in China

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.

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Implementation Issues

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

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IP Agents Fined for Filing Coronavirus-Related Marks in Bad Faith in China

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

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Draft revisions to the CN Patent Examination Guidelines

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.

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Summary of a few particular aspects of China patent filing procedures

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.