Intellectual Property

Total 36 Posts

Chinese IP Courts Defend Foreign Trademarks

China's intellectual property (IP) courts recently ruled in several cases that Chinese companies infringed foreign companies' trademarks or engaged in unfair competition. The foreign trademarks involved include German brand Wilo, Dutch company Atlas Copco, and Japanese company NOK. In one case, the IP Court agreed with the plaintiff that punitive

Beijing Issues 2021 Report on IP Protection and Business Environment

A Chinese government office recently issued a report on its intellectual property protection and business environment in 2021, covering new laws and regulations, the government's implementation of the law in enhancing intellectual property protection, lowering market barriers and maintaining fair competition in the market.

USTR Releases 2022 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

Yesterday, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its 2022 Special 301 Report "on the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights."
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TRIPS Council Meeting Discusses Chinese "Anti-Suit" Injunctions

We have previously written about an EU request under Article 63.3 of the TRIPS Agreement relating to "a number of recent [Chinese] judicial decisions and regulations relating to patents," noting that "in four court cases decisions were taken relating to application for and enforcement of injunctions in relation to

Beijing IP Court Issues Typical Anti-Trust Cases

On March 16, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court held a press conference in which it provided a summary report report on ten typical anti-trust cases. Officials also introduced the newly established Competition and Monopoly Committee.

Beijing Cracks Down on Malicious Trademark Registration Related to Winter Olympics

China's IP agency recently rejected over a thousand trademark applications related to the 2022 Winter Olympics that are "malicious", according to an agency announcement.

Chinese Court Issues Interpretation on Unfair Competition Law

The Chinese Supreme Court recently issued a new judicial interpretation on the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, which took effect on March 20. It further clarifies rules on counterfeiting and other acts of unfair competition.
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