On May 28 2023 China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Key Points of the Work of the CNIPA in 2023 (国家知识产权局2023年工作要点). Key points include legislate work, such as proposing a new round of amendments to the Trademark Law, completing the amendments to the Detailed Rules for Implementation of the Patent Law, as well introducing more substantive examination of designs and utility models. Excerpts follow.
China Releases Typical Cases of China Customs Intellectual Property Protection in 2022
On April 25, 2023, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China released the Typical Cases of China Customs Intellectual Property Protection in 2022 (2022年中国海关知识产权保护典型案例). The cases cover sportswear, toothpaste, automotive parts, watches, electronics and other products. As can be seen from the following cases, Customs will seize not only imported goods but also goods for export. As China is the “factory to the world” and a large source of counterfeits, seizing goods for export at the …
China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases Summaries of 43 Legal Application Issues from 2022 Intellectual Property Cases
On April 22, 2023, China Supreme Peoples Court (SPC) released the Summary of the Annual Report of the Supreme People’s Court on Intellectual Property Cases (2022) (最高人民法院知识产权案件年度报告（2022）摘要). This annual report explains 43 legal application issues from the intellectual property cases concluded by the Supreme People’s Court in 2022 including patent cases, trademark cases, copyright cases, unfair competition cases, new plant variety cases, integrated circuit layout design cases, monopoly cases, technical contract cases, and litigation procedures.
China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases the Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases in Chinese Courts in 2022
On April 20, 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released the Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases in Chinese Courts in 2022 (2022年中国法院10大知识产权案件). The cases include the first patent linkage case, trademark infringement, unfair competition in search engine optimization, criminal counterfeiting of registered trademarks, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and others. The list of cases along with an explanation of each as provided by the SPC follow.