China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases Guidelines for Intellectual Property Protection at Exhibitions

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On July 22, 2022, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Guidelines for Intellectual Property Protection at Exhibitions (展会知识产权保护指引). The Guidelines allow for setting up a workstation at an exhibition to accept intellectual property infringement complaints, provide judgement opinions on same, transfer evidence to relevant law enforcement departments, etc.   If a respondent doesn’t not reply to a complaint within 24 hours of receipt, the complaint of infringement was confirmed via valid legal documents, or respondent admits infringement, the exhibition …

CNIPA Press Conference: Chinese Invention Patent Grants Up 16% in 2022 H1, Shanghai-Originated Invention Patent Applications Drop Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

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At a July 12, 2022 press conference (国新办举行上半年知识产权相关工作统计数据新闻发布会), China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced that for the first half of 2022, the number of invention patent grants reached 393,000 (up 16% from 2021 H1), 1,473,000 utility model patents were granted (up 10.9%), and 383,000 design patents were granted (down 2.5%).

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Registers China Manned Space Logo

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On July 7, 2022, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the registration of the China Manned Space logo in Chinese and English as numbers G202201 and G202202 in “Announcement of the State Intellectual Property Office on the Registration and Filing of the Official Mark of the “China Manned Space” mark of the China Manned Space Engineering Office (No. 492) (国家知识产权局关于中国载人航天工程办公室“中国载人航天工程标识”官方标志登记备案的公告(第492号)). The logos comprise a stylized space station graphic having a cabin and solar panels with Chinese text Chinese Manned …

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases Report on 2021 Patent Agency Industry – China has 60,369 Patent Agents; 47,511 Registered to Take the Patent Bar; Over Half of Patent Agencies Ordered to Make Rectifications

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On July 8, 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Development of the National Patent Agency Industry Report (2021) (全国专利代理行业发展状况(2021年)) listing statistics on the growth in patent agents and agencies over the past decade. Some highlights include: there were 60,369 patent agents by the end of 2021; there were 3,934 mainland patent agencies (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) by the end of 2021; the number of patent agencies grew 20.9% year-on-year; and over 50% of agencies …