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I had a really nice discussion on one hypothetical case with a university professor of IP the other day, which was indeed enlightening and informative. Can't share it all in this post, but still want to share some info here. Hope you will find it interesting to read.
During the process of patent examination, many applicants are required to revise their applications on the ground of lacking unity of invention, because the examiner decides that the application contains multiple inventions. Under such circumstances, the applicant may file divisional applications per the examiner’s requests. The initial patent application will thus be divided into two or more applications in order to meet the unity requirement, and these divisional applications may retain the initial application filing date. The priority date may be retained as well if priority had been claimed in the initial application.
Dr. Xiuping Ou, a senior advisor at Jiaquan IP Law, was among the second batch of officially designated National Experts on Overseas Intellectual Property Disputes and has also become a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC).
The patent practice of each jurisdiction has its own running way. But meanwhile, these are connected by various terms, treaties, and organizations - such as the Paris Convention and the PCT. And in addition to some large systems like these two, there are other smaller cooperative relationships just between two or several jurisdictions.
An updated governmental notification was received on April 14. Info can be summarized below. I kindly draw concerned people's attention here.
When people talk about different countries, the building or facility that represented the country is always one of the topics. And many of these have their special meanings in the political aspect, like the White House in the US, Buckingham Palace in the UK, Versailles in France, and the Kremlin in Russia. Citizens in these countries must be proud of their landmarks. But are these available for trademark applications in China? Similar questions are frequently received.
In recent weeks, our team has handled several urgent applications. I'm sharing this post today, as I received the exact same question from several different clients when working on those urgent cases lately - "why there is basically something not good enough about our provided documents every time?" Let's go through the info below together.
The use of "bad faith application" as a ground for trademark remedies is very common in nowadays trademark practices. But, how to identify if the situation you are in fits this “spot”?
The extension of the protection term of Chinese design patents is not a piece of new info now. But as we all know, with the change of a certain policy, there will be various supporting measures introduced to match it.
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