Zone opens three service agencies

The Tianjin Intellectual Property Office, the government of Tianjin's Binhai New Area and the administration of the Tianjin Free Trade Zone announced the establishment of three intellectual property service agencies the free trade zone.

Patents take the spotlight at high-tech hub

Thousands of patents were traded during a patent exhibition week to boost research and development in the technology hub.

First technical investigator assists at Beijing hearing

Exhibit glimpses into future of farming with unique crops

'Free Stuff is the Most Expensive'

Successful marketing stems from “details”

Alliance of Global Intellectual Property Service established

Alliance of Global Intellectual Property Service (AGIPS) aims to provide a global platform for IP service institutions on information exchange, experience sharing and business cooperation.


Trio of countries strengthen IP ties

China's national intellectual property authority will continue cooperating with its Japanese and South Korean peers to help residents of all three countries benefit from innovation and creation.

WIPO report illustrates China's strength in patent first filings

China is the only emerging middle-income country moving closer to advanced industrialized nations in terms of patent applications for 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics, a World Intellectual Property Organization report shows.

IP scene

5th BIP Asia Forum set for early December

IP scene

Leading group reveals counterfeit goods still rife

IP scene

Shaanxi urged to promote more innovation, entrepreneurship

IP scene

IP scene

Interest in adapted sci-fi novels grows

IP scene

IP scene

China ranks 4th in patent filings to European office

Firms reap benefits of new intellectual property guidelines


Specialist whilst generalist —Interview with Mr. C. K. Kwong, President of APAA

Established in December 1969, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) now has over 2300 members from 18 Recognised Groups in over 24 jurisdictions. As a nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing IP protection in the Asian region, with a long history of over 40 years since its establishment, the Association has continuously played a crucial role in the development of the patent service industry of the region.

Addressing the 'Needham Grand Question'


Seeking Common Ground to Cooperate - Interview with Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


A different type of licensing company—Sisvel’s place in the IP landscape


Waiting for the spring of production music—Interview with Ludan Bone, General Manager of Songba Culture Development Co., Ltd


The sunset of Adivon

The 5-year trademark dispute between sportswear giant Adidas and local brand Adivon has finally come to an end with a settlement in May 2013.

PatSnap - A pioneer in the E-patent age

“The fundamental basis of this knowledge-economy era is public, equal, fact-oriented and non-hierarchic Internet thinking.

Priceless Key – An Interview with Craig Stephens, Vice President of Sales at CAS

Netac Technology Got 40 million RMB Compensation for Patent Infringement

Qingdao seized 'BURBERRY' Counterfeits

Alibaba Cooperating with International Publishers to Strike IP Infringement

SIPO head: Strengthened laws will protect IP rights

Improved laws, policies and enforcement will together help China better protect intellectual property rights.

Protectability of distinctive localized well-known product get-up

This is a case of first impression regarding protectability of a sufficiently distinctive getup localized on a well-known product.

Xiamen to regulate exhibition industry

Pending patent regulation puts more responsibility on platforms

More court cases following free trade zone's expansion

New rules address misuse of IP rights

Salon addresses overseas systems

Matchmaking held for Fujian companies, outside IP agencies

Inventions on display at Yongkang center

The 5th China IP Annual Forum Concluded in Beijing

Name : Lou Hong
Title : JSD Candidate, Senior Research Associate, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Overseas Protection of Chinese Trademarks under the WTO Regime

Name : Li Yan, Sun Fangtao
Title : Coordination Division of Beijing Intellectual Property Office, Master of Law from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Germany

IP Protection for Magic Art: Reality and Possibility

Name : Sun Guohui
Title : Patent Examiner, Patent Examination Cooperation Center of the Patent Office, SIPO, Beijing

Priority verification in different phases during patent examination

Name : Li Yan, Sun Fangtao
Title : Assistant Researcher, Patent Examination Cooperation Beijing Center, Patent Office, SIPO

Time difference considerations and conversions in the United States, Japan and the Europe

Report on publication of professional IP articles in China of 2012

IP statistics

China arrests 3,170 suspects over IPR infringement

China's applications for trademarks top the world

Guangdong handles 145 infringement cases of Asian Games

35,000 software registered copyrights

The J-Innovation

Steve Jobs died the month that the latest Nobel Prize winners were announced. The coincidence lends itself to speculation about inevitability.

Government supports unique intellectual property fund

IP service providers showcase products

Experts call for standardization of IP services

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