IP Scene (2013-11-20)2013-11-20

Intellectual property protection news around the nation.

Two major makers of instant noodles work out dispute, drop suit2013-11-20

After six years of negotiations, the largest intellectual property battle in China's instant food industry has been settled with an agreement under which both sides must relinquish rights to the disputed trademark.

Anti-piracy alliance pits Web portals against Baidu2013-11-20

The China Online Video Anti-Piracy Alliance recently announced a new campaign against online video piracy.

Tesla motors hit with trademark obstacle in China2013-11-19

A US car manufacturing company which is attempting to break into the Chinese market has been met with opposition by a local businessman who already holds a trademark for its name.

Company cashes in on business of sounds2013-11-19

China’s first sound property rights exchange, www.vocc.cn, went online officially in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, on July 1st. All transactions for the sounds and music are made online, in a way similar to how China’s largest e-commerce site Taobao.com runs its business.

Best global brands list released2013-11-19

Enterprises Interbrand’s “2013 Best Global Brands” top 100 list has revealed that Coca-Cola, which used to lead the chart for the previous 13 years, has lost its dominance as the most valuable global brand, yielding precedence to the technology giant Apple estimated at $98.3 billion.

Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder2013-11-19

Apple has scored a patent for the large round glass structure that leads customers down to its retail store in Shanghai. Awarded Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark office, the patent known as “Glass building panel and building made therefrom” describes the unique design of the cylinder.

Cloudary extends script to movie industry2013-11-19

Cloudary Corp, an online literature platform owned by interactive media giant Shanda Group, said that it reached a film script agreement with the Chinese movie firm Seven Stars Films.

SIPO issues report on invention patent application and grants in 2013 H12013-11-19

According to the latest statistics released by SIPO, China received a total of 256,000 invention applications from home and granted 73,000 invention applications, up 27.6% and 4.3% respectively.

China passes new Trademark Law to curb infringements2013-11-19

China’s legislature passed a new trademark law in August to crack down on infringement and ensure a fair market for Chinese and foreign trademark holders.

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