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We're thrilled to share that Jiaquan, a leading intellectual property law firm, has been named in the prestigious World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) list for the fourth consecutive year. The WTR 1000 is an annual directory of the world's leading trademark professionals and firms.
Recently, we received some questions related to the grace period for novelty of Chinese Patents. Since this has different rules in different countries, we would be happy to introduce the related rules of grace period for novelty in China in two senarios.
Welcome to 2023!
China's Patent Law has gone through four revisions. The latest revision was made in 2020 and has come into effect since June 01, 2021. The amendments are mainly as follows.
China is the country with the most registered trademark in the world - statistics from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) show that as of the end of 2021, there were 37,240,000 valid trademark registrations.
The 12th China IP International Annual Forum and 2022 Annual Conference of In-house IP Managers in China, sponsored by China IP Magazine, were held successfully in Beijing on September 24, 2022. Jiaquan IP Law was awarded the 2021 Outstanding IP Service Teams in China. This is the sixth consecutive year that Jiaquan has won this award.
Recently, the failure of Bilibili in the litigation against its trademark Bilibili triggered a heated debate among netizens. Bilibili (aka “Station B”) is a well-known video-sharing platform founded and owned by Shanghai Huandian Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai Huandian"). After the development of more than ten years, Station B now covers more than 7000 multicultural communities of various interest circles.
For those friends and IP colleagues who read my posts before, you guys might aware of how much I like to discuss interesting IP topics. One of my dear friends, Mr. Michael Stein (I will connect this post to your LinkedIn account by then), brought out a question the other day – for a Hong Kong applicant, how many methods are there to file a PCT international application?
By Mr. Allen Zhou at Jiaquan IP & Law, CN;
Ms. Sejal Rajan at Grant Attorneys, US
In China, a patent invalidation proceeding is often employed in patent infringement dispute cases. If the party accused of infringement wants to make a non-infringement defense, it can either argue that its product does not fall into the scope of the cited patent, or prove that the patent is invalid through the invalidation proceeding.
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