Join Erick Robinson, Jason DeFrancesco, and myself on October 6, 2020 for a webinar on why Chinese intellectual property is important. Erick will focus on litigation in China including why China is now a top venue for enforcing patent rights. I’ll will be discussing the patent and trademark procurement process in China and Jason will moderate. Topics to be covered include: Building a Chinese intellectual property portfolio. Patent Trademark Minimizing risk Freedom to operate and clearance searches Monitoring Competitor’s, Employees’ …
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will close from October 1 through October 8, 2020 for a combination of Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays. All patent and trademark deadlines that fall within this period are postponed to October 9, 2020.
On September 24, 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued the Administrative Measures for Trademark Agencies (Draft for Comment) (商标代理管理办法 (征求意见稿)). While the measures mostly address the management of Chinese trademark agencies, several articles in the measures will be beneficial to foreign brands that have been and continue to be at risk of trademark squatting in China.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation released the Antitrust (also referred to as Anti-Monopoly) Guidelines of the Antitrust Committee of the State Council on the Field of Intellectual Property (国务院反垄断委员会关于知识产权领域的反垄断指南). The guidelines are dated January 4, 2019 but only officially released on September 18, 2020. The guidelines cover Intellectual Property Agreements That May Exclude or Restrict Competition; Abuse of Dominant Market Position Involving Intellectual Property Rights; Concentration of Operators Involving Intellectual Property Rights; and other Circumstances, such as patent pooling.