China Makes Significant Commitments to Improve Intellectual Property Protection in Phase 1 Trade Deal

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In the Economic and Trade Agreement Between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China, Phase 1, dated January 15, 2020 China has made several major commitments to improve Intellectual Property protection.  Chapter 1, which comprises 16 pages of the 94-page document, specifies improvements in trade secret protection; strengthening pharmaceutical-related Intellectual Property; granting patent term adjustments and extensions; preventing piracy and counterfeiting on e-commerce platforms; increasing transparency in geographical indications protection; preventing manufacture and export of counterfeit …

WIPO Launches UDRP for .CN and .中国 ccTLD

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) for .CN and .中国 (China) country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), the first non-Chinese entity to do so. Previously, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Online Dispute Solution Center (CIETAC ODRC) or the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) were authorized by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) to handle domain name disputes for these domains. The .CN and .中国ccTLD is among the largest in …

CNIPA Reduces TM Fees Effective July 1, 2019

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The China National Intellectual Property Agency has announced a reduction in two fees effective July 1, 2019. The Trademark Renewal Fee is cut in half from 1000 RMB to 500 RMB. The bibliographic data change fee is reduced from 250 RMB to 150 RMB and to 0 RMB if filed electronically. A further 10% reduction in fees is provided for e-filing when available (i.e., for most filings). Note that these fee reductions only apply to TM filing and prosecution and …