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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 3 Jan 2014

The new clause in Article 15 of China Trademark Law

As you may be aware, the newly-adopted China Trademark Law aims to check and combat preemptive registration for prior-use marks. This new legislation…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 8 Oct 2013

Act preservation first adopted in trade secret cases

The Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court has recently laid an injunction on Mr. Huang, who is banned on any leakage of confidentiality…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 8 Oct 2013

China's new Trademark Law issued

The third amendments to China's Trademark Law were approved on August 30, 2013, and will enter into force on May 1, 2014. Aligned with the New…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 8 Oct 2013

IP protection prioritized in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

Of the live topics of media, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially approved on August 22, 2013 (hereinafter "the Zone"). It is…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 8 Aug 2013

Shanghai courts adopted New Guidance Notes for Inventor's Remuneration for Service Inventions

In June 2013, the IP Tribunal of Shanghai High People's Court published the New Guidance Notes for Handling Disputes over Inventor/Designer's Award…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 5 Aug 2013

A total of 659,900 trademark registration applications under examination in first half of 2013

The latest statistics of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) for the first half of 2013 show that approximately 5,088,500…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 5 Aug 2013

The Procuratorate apprehended 2,176 IP infringing suspects in first half of 2013

The latest IP criminal apprehension came up from Mr. Liu, the seller of water-proof building materials to construction sites in Xi'an, Shanxi…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 5 Aug 2013

Second draft amendment to China trademark law

On June 27, 2013, the 3rd Session of the 12th China National People's Congress (NPC) Conference worked to review the 2nd draft amendment to China…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 10 May 2013

Chinese trademark registration applications No. 1 globally

A total of approximately 1.648 million trademark registration applications have been received by SAIC in 2012, amounting cumulatively to 11.36 million…
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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC | China | 10 May 2013

Chinese invention patent filing statistics for 2012

As 2012 statistics show, the number of applications for invention patents received by SIPO totals 652,777, up 24.0% over 2011, with 535,313 from home…
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