April 06,2021
▍ Patent practice - tips on reducing the adverse impact of PCT international publication with a reproducibility issue Queenie X. QIU | Mar 2021 Sometimes we run into a PCT national phase entry which has drawings or datasheets on WIPO publication in so low resolution that we can barely recognize the information. CNIPA, as an elected Office, may not accept replacements of cle...
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April 06,2021
Sometimes we run into a PCT national phase entry which has drawings or datasheets on WIPO publication in so low resolution that we can barely recognize the information. CNIPA, as an elected Office, may not accept replacements of clear drawings or datasheets when the PCT application enters the Chinese national phase. The reason is that clearer drawings or datasheets can be considered as amendments beyond the original disclosure. This could be a real problem for the grant of a patent right especially for a biochemical invention when drawings usually reflect the experimental effects that are not indicated in the original specification.    Read More
March 20,2021
The efficiency of China's trademark examination has improved considerably in recent years, and it is no longer a lengthy process but a speedy outcome that bothers applicants nowadays. One of the most frequently asked questions is “when a request for suspension could be accepted?” We summarize the following points as per current practices for reference.    Read More
March 01,2021
On 29 December 2020, Shanghai High People’s Court ruled the final judgment on the “LEGO” infringement case, which involved a total amount of CNY330 million (USD51.1 million), to uphold the judgment in the first instance. The principal criminal Li and his accomplices were sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment and fines for copyright infringement. The judgment of this case undoubtedly proves to the public that China is determined to protect the rights and interests of intellectual property.    Read More
 
March 01,2021
On 12 February 2021, World Trademark Review (WTR) published its lists of global recommended trademark firms of the year, the 2021 edition of the WTR 1000. With years of professional practice on trademark prosecution, Jiaquan IP Law is again listed in the field of “prosecution and strategy” among the 2021 recommended firms in China.    Read More
January 27,2021
The Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court released data on 24th December 2020 showing that, since its establishment on 1st January 2019, the Court has accepted 5,104 cases and concluded 4,124 cases as of 23rd December 2020. A total of 111 meetings of professional judges have been held, and 418 specific rules of application of law have been formulated.    Read More
December 28,2020
Main IP statistics from January to November 2020    Read More
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