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2020-09-02
Acceptability of Letters of Consent in Trademark Review
What is a Letter of Consent?
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2020-09-02
CNIPA releases filing numbers in the first half of 2020
In early July, CNIPA released the main statistics for the first half of 2020. The statistics show a relatively stable trend for domestic patent and trademark applications in China.
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2020-09-02
Chinese Practice: patent invalidation proceedings
When a foreign company/individual is involved in patent invalidation proceedings, either as a petitioner or a patentee, the below Q&As may be helpful.
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2020-07-29
Examination of Biological Sequence Claims in China
The biotechnology industry has steadily become an important part of the economy in recent years. The development of the biotech industry has been proclaimed as “National Development Strategy” and has been considered as an increasingly important part of the Strategic Emerging Industry of China and many other countries.
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2020-07-29
Patent Practice: Claiming foreign priorities
A Chinese patent application that can claim a right of foreign priority shall meet the following requirements
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2020-07-29
Congratulations! Jiaquan Open New Office at Zhaoqing
This summer, Jiaquan took a further step in its strategic layout of Guangdong–Hongkong-Macau Greater Bay Area. The Zhaoqing Branch Office was officially established.
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2020-07-09
Chinese Online Business Opportunities for Foreign Companies
There are many online marketplaces in China right now. Among those are three most popular ones --- Taobao, Tmall and Joybuy. Taobao and Tmall belong to Alibaba Group - the largest E-commerce Group in China. Joybuy belongs to the second largest one - Jingdong Group.
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2020-07-08
Jiaquan is on the list of 2020 IAM Patent 1000
Recently, IAM released its 2020 edition of the IAM Patent 1000. With many years of excellent service and wide recognition of clients, Jiaquan was listed by IAM as a recommended firm on both lists of patent prosecution and litigation. At the same time, our vice president Mr. Jacky Yingqiang TAN was recognized as a recommended individual for patent litigation with quality work as well as rich experience in litigation.
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2020-07-06
Rapid recovery of patent applications in China
Affected by the pandemic, Chinese domestic patent applications (including invention, utility model and design) declined by 33.2% in February compared with the volume of the same month last year. However, the year-on-year growth rate rose rapidly to 10.5% in March and even 15.7% in April. The rapid recovery of patent applications in China fully shows the active response of market entities to the pandemic.
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2020-06-03
Discussion on Patentability of Diagnosis and Treatment Methods of Diseases
Article 25 of the Chinese Patent Law stipulates that no patent shall be granted for diagnosis and treatment methods of diseases.
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2020-06-03
Good News! Litigation Case of Jiaquan Selected as a Top 10 IP Case of Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court
Recently, the Supreme People's Court and local courts have successively announced typical IP cases in 2019. The case “Utility Model Patent Infringement Dispute of Birdie Electric” represented by Jiaquan IP Law was selected as one of the 2019 Top 10 IP Cases of Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court.
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2020-06-03
Jiaquan Passed Quality Management System Certification
Jiaquan IP Law passed the GB/T 19001-2016/ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification and obtained the Quality Management System Certificate of Conformity on 9 May 2020.
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2020-05-25
Main amendments to the Guidelines for Patent Examination in 2019
CNIPA has published two amendments respectively in September and December 2019. Here we have summarized the main amendments for overseas clients as below.
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2020-04-30
Jiaquan is taking action while COVID-19 spreads all over the world
Jiaquan understands that COVID-19 has become a pandemic and our oversea friends are now in the middle of the storm. Our managing partner Mr. Xinxue YU prepared 11,270 masks for our foreign friends and clients. These masks were sent out abroad with our sincere thoughts to support people in need. Hopefully our oversea friends will receive the parcels soon.
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2020-04-24
Can City Names Be Included in Trademark Applications in China?
When designing a trademark, many people may want to include the specific country name or city name as a major part of the trademark, so as to indicate clearly the origin of goods or services.
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2020-03-31
What Could I Do If Someone Registered My Name as a Trademark?
Applicant: Jeffree Star Respondent: Guangzhou Sizu Network Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter called SIZU) Disputed trademark: “Jeffree Star”, No. 13475307 in Class 3 Procedures: Trademark invalidation and the corresponding administrative litigation
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2020-03-31
A Brief Discussion on Utility Model Patents in the Field of Chemistry
The number of patent applications in China ranks first around the world for some consecutive years. In 2019, the total number of patent applications for invention, utility model and design reached nearly 4.4 million in China. Among them, the number of applications for utility model reached nearly 2.3 million, which takes up over 80% of the total volume in the world. This kind of patent shows certain "Chinese characteristics".
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2020-03-31
Good News! Jiaquan IP Law Is on the List of 2020 WTR 1000
In February 2020, World Trademark Review, an internationally renowned authoritative media on trademark legal information, published its list of global recommended trademark firms for the year, 2020 WTR 1000.
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2019-12-01
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2019-01-18
Use of inventive concept in response to inventive-step objection
Hui HU from Jiaquan IP Law explores invention applications of materials by closely considering the inventive concept and looking at a case study where inventive concept in a response to an inventive-step objection was used.
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