US Trade Commission: No infringement by Sino Legend2014-02-19

In the world's first trade secret case to receive a ruling by US and Chinese courts, the US International Trade Commission recently cleared Chinese company Sino Legend Chemical Co of an infringement allegation.

The bridge between academia and industry2014-01-24

The California Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Caltech, is one of the top universities in the world.

Intellectual Property tribunal set for FTZ2014-01-23

An adjudication tribunal on intellectual property for the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone is expected to be established, according to Lyu Guoqiang, director of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration.

Gucci wins trademark case in China2014-01-23

The Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court of China sided with Guccio Gucci S.p.A. — owner of the Gucci fashion band’s trademarks and the intellectual property rights of its products — in a dispute with Guess over trademark infringement and unfair competition activities in China. Gucci claimed that Guess and affiliates were imitating its collections and image, to the detriment of the Italian luxury brand.

Global patent prosecution highway pilot2014-01-22

13 intellectual property offices intend to pilot a Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) arrangement, beginning in January 2014.

Anti-piracy alliance pits web portals against Baidu2014-01-22

The China Online Video Anti-Piracy Alliance recently announced a new campaign against online video piracy. Founded in 2009 by some 110 online video providers and advertising firms, the alliance is largely focusing its efforts on Chinese seach-engine giant Baidu, which has been accused of facilitating online piracy.

IP Scene (2014-01-22)2014-01-22

Beijing Intellectual property protection news around the nation.

TCM brands with similar recipe in legal dispute2014-01-22

Two brands of traditional Chinese medicine with a common origin are headed to court over a trademark dispute.

Nation, EU deepen ties on intellectual property issues2014-01-22

A new round of cooperation on intellectual property between China and the European Union was launched on Jan 16.

Burberry’s trademark check under threat in China2014-01-21

Burberry’s signature check trademark is under threat in China, where the luxury brand faces a ruling which challenges its exclusive rights to use the red, black and tan design. China’s trademark office revoked Burberry’s trademark of the above design after a legal challenge by local fashion house Polo Santa Roberta (PSR), which also wants to use the plaid image, known as the “Haymarket Check” in its bags and accessories. It is reported that the decision came after lawyers for PSR argued that Burberry was monopolising part of Scotland’s cultural heritage.

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