China National Intellectual Property Administration Confirms Coronavirus Missed Deadline Policies Apply to non-Chinese Applicants

Posted on Categories Design Patent, New Law, Rule or Implementing Regulation, Patents, Trademarks

On March 27, 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) confirmed that earlier-announced policies for missed deadlines also apply to foreign entities.  Per Announcement 350, patentees and applicants can restore their patent rights without payment of a restoration right request fee if lost rights were due to the coronavirus.

Jaguar Land Rover Successfully Invalidates Chinese Design Patent for Landwind X7

Posted on Categories Case, Design Patent

The China Supreme People’s Court recently rejected the appeal by Jiangling Holdings Co Ltd. against a holding invalidating their Chinese design patent entitled Off-road Vehicle (Landwind E32) numbered 201330528226.5.  In a long-running dispute between Jaguar Land Rover and Jiangling, Jiangling became notorious for manufacturing a crossover SUV Landwind X7 that bore a striking resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque.