Disputes over “契尔氏”2013-08-16

“Kiehl’s,” a cosmetics brand of French L’Oreal Group, was translated as “契尔氏” when entering the Chinese market. However, the Chinese characters “契尔氏” have already been registered as a trademark by a natural person before “Kiehl’s,” entered, certified to be used on Class 3, cosmetics, ect.

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Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Court hands down milestone ruling on trade secrets2013-08-14

In what is being called a landmark ruling for intellectual property nationwide, a Shanghai court recently issued the country's first ban on the circulation of trade secrets, according to the report from Legal Daily.

Trademark squatter an obstacle for Tesla Motors2013-08-14

The planned expansion of Tesla Motors Inc into the local market is being blocked by a Chinese person that currently holds its trademark, according to US media.

Revision of patent examination standards2013-08-12

On June 26th 2013, the JPO announced that the examination standards regarding requirements for unity of invention and amendments changing the special technical features of an invention are to be revised.

Russia web piracy law went into effect despite protests2013-08-12

Russian legislation aimed at battling pirated online video went into effect despite complaints by the industry against the alleged crackdown on free Internet.

Guilin Sanjin acquired a Shanghai-based pharmaceutical technology company2013-08-12

Guilin Sanjin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd announced that on July 5th, it signed a contract with Dragonfly Sciences, Inc., a United States-based company, to acquire a 100% stake in a Shanghai-based pharmaceutical technology company.

China revokes patent on Gilead AIDS drug over pricing2013-08-12

In the latest row between global drugmakers and governments over affordable medicines, China’s State Intellectual Property Office revoked the patent on Viread, a drug sold by Gilead Sciences for treating HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, after a challenge by Aurisco, the largest manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the Asian country.

China drops to 35 in global innovation index2013-08-12

The Chinese mainland fell one spot to 35th from last year in the Global Innovation Index 2013, jointly published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

China’s first intellectual property service alliance established in Zhongguancun2013-08-12

A launching ceremony for China’s first intellectual property service alliance was held in Beijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park on July 30th, and a total of 53 intellectual property service companies became members.

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