26 2016-01
China Promotes the Amendment of Patent Administrative Enforcement Operations Guidance

Recently, according to the work plan, the State Intellectual Property Office continued to promote the amendment of "Patent Administrative Enforcement Operations Guidance". According to the principles of legislation, the amendment work actively absorb the advice and recommendations from local law enforcement and local IP officers, through several rounds of modification and drafts, the new drafts has been formed and would be open to whole society for public comment and suggestions in the near future. After the completion of the work during this year, this amendment work would ...

26 2016-01
People’s Daily: How Far is China to be Trademark Powerful Country?

Since May 1, 2014 the officially implementation of the revised Trademark Law, by this September, China accumulatively has 17.6417 million trademark applications and 11.7629 registrations, which ranked number 1 for 13 years consecutively. “China has been a trademark big country without any doubt, trademark values and competitiveness were also improved accordingly”, said by Liu Junchen, vice Minister of SAIC during his topic speech at China’s Trademark Festival on October 17, “There was a big space to expand as to the functions of trademarks in serving economy and ...

24 2016-01

China Sees Surging Patent Applications

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China Sees Surging Patent Applications

With government support for innovation and strengthened protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), the number of applications between the start of 2011 and the end of 2015 soared to 4.03 million, more than that in any other country....

24 2016-01
Puma's Application for Territorial Extension Rejected

Puma Europe Limited, owner of the brand Puma, recently filed an application for trademark territorial extension to the Trademark Office under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of China, for its trademark "WINDCELL and image" registered on clothes and shoes in German. The application was rejected by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of SAIC for prior trademark applications in China. Puma then filed a lawsuit against TRAB. The case recently was tried in Beijing Higher People's Court. The original adjudication of TRAB was affirmed....

24 2016-01
Simmons Filed by Dream Company was rejected for Trademark Registration in China

American Dream Limited Company filed the "Simmons" with Chinese characters for trademark applications for registration on the small table, couches, mattresses and other goods at July 22, 2013. Trademark Office under the State Administration for Industry rejected the application for trademark registration for the reason that "Simmons" is the generic name of the mattress, the mattress and related products, and should not be a monopoly for single company at October, 2014....