The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) recently issued the revised Patent Administrative Law Enforcement Guidance, in a bid to set norms on patent administrative law enforcement and strengthen IPR protection, as well as create a fair innovation and entrepreneurship environment.

The Guidance among other things adds a new chapter of Addressing Patent Disputes Arising from Trade Fairs and Electronic Commerce. Enforcement Regulation chapter was also revised on the basis of combing current enforcement regulation practices. The first four chapters on statuary duties on mediation of patent infringement and other patent disputes, investigation of patent counterfeiting and so on are adjusted and improved.

It also specifies the requirements in the process of patent administrative law enforcement, highlighting the advantages of simplification and efficiency of administrative law enforcement. 290.html