Guidelines steer firms in the right direction

Companies will have a sound intellectual property "immune system" if they follow national enterprise IP management guidelines, said Zhang Chunping, deputy chief of the Jiangsu Intellectual Property Office, at a news conference in August.

Shanghai IP court recruits experts, releases plans

Shanghai Intellectual Property Court recruited the first group of 18 IP professionals for its expert panel on Monday to give consultative advice on cases and the court's development.

Trademark nominative use – The boundary is not yet certain

The sophistication of modern marketing environment poses enormous challenges to brand owners, not only by counterfeiters, looks-like infringers, but ironically also by their business partners who procure and distribute the genuine goods in the market.

Identification of embedded advertising in TV programs and determination of false advertising and unfair competition

Determination of whether a particular scene in a television program is embedded advertising should be made by the standard of whether collaborative relationship exists between an advertiser and the program producer.

Determination of inventiveness of functional technical solution

A “functional technical solution” means that all or some of the limitations, as a whole, of a patent claim are to perform a specific function, which may or may not be defined in functional terms, and may be either product or process claims.

Judicial solutions to the procedural difficulties in realizing service invention remunerations

On March 29th 2005, plaintiff and defendant entered into a Patent Utilization Agreement (the Agreement). According to Article 1 of the Agreement, the patents developed by plaintiff, based on his years of work experience and theoretical knowledge, in connection with defendant’s product needs during his service at defendant, and secured in the name of defendant should be covered by the Agreement.

A study on the scheme of nominative fair use of trademarks

Mr. Justice Holmes commented in 1924 on the issue of nominative fair use in Prestonettes, Inc. v. Coty, “When the mark is used in a way that does not deceive the public we see no such sanctity in the word as to prevent its being used to tell the truth.

A referential comparison of international practices in calculating damages in patent infringement cases

Calculating damages in patent infringement cases has always been a difficult problem.

Copyright protection and infringement determination for securities analysis reports — TX investment consultants et al vs. wind information et al for copyright dispute, a study with comments

The plaintiff TX Investment Consultants Co., Ltd. (TX Investment) mainly provided securities consultation and research services, and one of its products was securities analysis reports.

The J-Innovation

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

Volunteer team bails out busy court

Government supports unique intellectual property fund

IP service providers showcase products

Experts call for standardization of IP services