After three reviews and two years, a new Trademark Law2013-09-04

After three reviews over the past two years, a revised Trademark Law was approved last week by China's top legislative body. It will take effect on May 1 next year.

IP Scene (2013-08-28)2013-08-28

Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Castel trademark dispute not over in spite of court ruling2013-08-28

A second ruling from the Higher People's Court of Zhejiang province has not ended a prolonged trademark dispute between famous French vintner Castel Freres SAS and Panati Wine Co in Shanghai.

Shanghai beefs up intellectual property efforts ahead of FTA2013-08-28

In anticipation of the opening of a free trade area in Shanghai at the end of September, local authorities are considering a new mode of intellectual property administration in the experimental area, according to a senior governmental official.

Optical heartbeat for better diagnosis2013-08-21

The Optical Stethoscope is a nifty piece of technology that acts as an assistive device for doctors.

E-catch net2013-08-21

Catching insects are usually done using butterfly net, but by using E-Catch Net, children can study those insects without hurting them.

Amazing apocalyptic trash sculpture2013-08-21

One man who has become famous for his ‘Frankenstein’ approach to art composition, showing great environmental awareness, is the 37-year-old Kris Kuksi from Missouri.

Johnson & Johnson fined in anti-monopoly lawsuit2013-08-16

US health care company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has become the latest global firm accused of misconduct in China after a court ordered it to pay $85,000 for compensation to a local distributor in a lawsuit brought under an anti-monopoly law.

Castel fined $5m for trademark infringement2013-08-16

On July 16th, the Higher People’s Court of Zhejiang Province rendered a judgment that French wine producer Castel is to stop using the Ka Si Te trademark, which is a supposed transliteration in Chinese for Castel, and ordered the company to pay 33,734,546.26 yuan (more than $5 million) to Shanghai Banti Wine Company and Spanish-Chinese producer Li Dao Zhi.

Publishers protest Dangdang’s zero yuan ‘sale’ of books2013-08-16

A number of noted publishers and copyright owners held a press conference in Beijing to protest a promotion campaign by China’s largest online bookseller more than two months ago.

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