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China strengthens Intellectual Property Rights protection

Recently, rapid Chinese demand for domestic design products is paving regulation reforms in intellectual property rights (‘IPR’) protection. Both qualitative and quantitative growth in the design market is advocating the protection of intellectual property as fundamental in sustaining the industry within China. The Chinese authority promptly acknowledged this issue and with the fourth amendment of…

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Patent Update: Chinese nationals and residents may accelerate international patent protection under a two-year pilot system

The European Patent Office (“EPO”) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) established two-year pilot cooperation under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”). Effective from 1 December 2020, international patent applications from nationals, and residents of the People Republic of China including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region may select…

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How the Export Control Law affects your company in or outside of China?

The Export Control Law of the People’s Republic of China (“ECL”) took effect from 1 December 2020. Previously, export controls were scattered across several laws and regulations and lacked a unified regulatory system. The ECL establishes the regulatory framework for export control and defines the controlled items subject to export control. For foreign companies, specifically…

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