Intellectual Property

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USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation on Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-directional Amplifiers, and Components

On February 22, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced that it had voted to institute three separate Section 337 investigations of certain cellular signal boosters, repeaters, bi-directional amplifiers, and components thereof. The complaint in the case alleges violations of Section 337 on the basis that the products infringe

China's Position on a COVID WTO IP Waiver

At a WTO Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) meeting on 15-16 October 2020, WTO Members discussed a proposal submitted (WTO Doc. IP/C/W/669) by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain TRIPS obligations they said would facilitate an appropriate response to

Draft of Provisions on Trade Secret Protection Issued for Public Comment

On September 4, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued the Provisions on Trade Secret Protection (Draft for Comment) (《商业秘密保护规定(征求意见稿)》), to solicit public comments. Comments are due by October 18, 2020. This Draft is to implement the new Anti-Unfair Competition Law and update the old rules. It has 39

State Council Issues Policies to Promote Integrated Circuit and Software Industries

On July 27, the State Council issued the Several Policies for Promoting the High-quality Development of the Integrated Circuit Industry and Software Industry in the New Era (国务院关于印发新时期促进集成电路产业和软件产业高质量发展若干政策的通知). The Several Policies put forward 37 policy measures to promote the development of the integrated circuit industry and software industry, broken down

China Issues Measures for the Disclosure of Electronic Commerce Information (Draft for Comments)

The Ministry of Commerce issued the Administrative Measures for the Disclosure of Electronic Commerce Information (Draft for Comments) (电子商务信息公示管理办法(征求意见稿)) on February 12 to solicit public comments. The Draft aims at clarifying responsibilities on e-commerce platform operators to protect intellectual property rights and business information disclosure, as well as penalties.
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