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China's industry design data now accessible via Designview database

September 18 2015 On 14 September 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) joined Designview, an online industry design search database created in…

China adopts 2014 Nice Classification for trademark registration

January 16 2014 The China Trademark Office (CTMO), as a member state of the Nice Union, has adopted as of 1 January 2014 the 2014 version of the 10th edition of the…

Intellectual property protection by Chinese courts in 2013

May 7 2014 2013 is the initial year which the people's courts applied the principles of the 18th Party Congress. It is also a critical year to ensure continued…

2015 first-half invention patent applications in China up 20%

July 29 2015 According to the statistics released recently by the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), a total of 1,124,000 patent applications for…

WIPO to accept Chinese & Japanese characters as international trademarks

March 6 2015 According to a report on cn.nikkei.com dated 5 March 2015, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is changing its trademark registration…

WIPO Releases 2015 Statistics on International PCT, Trademark & Design Filings

April 7 2016 The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) recently released the statistics on international patent, trademark, and design filings in 2015…

China's Filings of European Patent Applications See Strong Growth

April 5 2016 The recently published 2015 annual report of the European Patent Office (EPO) showed that among a total of 160,000 patent applications filed at EPO…

IP Key seminars on Chinese trademark system held in Budapest, Prague & Warsaw

October 24 2015 Recently, a series of seminars under the IP Key project were arranged to take place in three East European countries with a view to introducing the…

China strengthens regulation on copyright compliance for cloud storage services

October 24 2015 On 20 October 2015, the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) published the Circular on Regulating Copyright Compliance in Online Storage…

SIPO seeks public opinions on Patent Administrative Enforcement Guidelines (Draft for Comments)

October 21 2015 The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) has published the Guidelines on Patent Administrative Enforcement (Draft for Comments), which…