Tag: Intellectual property

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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China business: understanding trademarks in China — be proactive and avoid common pitfalls in IP protection

Protecting trademarks is a crucial first step for any foreign company looking to do business in China. Often, foreign companies fail to protect their trademarks holding to the misconception that there’s a lack of intellectual property enforcement in China. However, the People’s Republic of China has been a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization…

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