Unauthorized 'Star Wars sequel' faces copyright reality2013-04-17

Three recently published science fiction novels by Chinese writer Zheng Jun have stirred up controversy with their claim to be a "sequel to Star Wars" on the book covers.

Amazon in troubled water over third-party pirates2013-04-17

When Amazon China first opened its online sales to third-party book suppliers in 2011, then-President Wang Hanhua warned the company should be very cautious in the selection of agents and bookstore owners to guarantee genuine, legal titles.

IP Scene (2013-04-10)2013-04-10

Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Chinese reality show format preps for export2013-04-10

While many Chinese TV stations are busy introducing reality show formats from overseas, one domestic show is being prepared for possible export to foreign markets, including the United States.

Rise of 3D printing brings challenges, opportunity2013-04-10

Ever since US President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to 3D printing in his annual address, there has been a surge in interest worldwide in the emerging technology, and China is no exception.

IP Scene (2013-04-03)2013-04-03

Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Wuhan zone has sweeping plans for semiconductors2013-04-03

The chip design and manufacturing industry in Wuhan will get a boost from the East Lake High-tech Zone after its administrative committee recently unveiled plans to vigorously develop the industry in the coming five years, media reported.

Tea dispute still brewing as descendants weigh in2013-04-03

Following a long-running, sometimes bitter, battle over legal rights to the popular Wong Lo Kat brand of herbal tea, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings prevailed over Hong Kong-based JDB Group last year.

IP Scene (2013-03-27)2013-03-27

Intellectual property protection news around the nation

Domestic makers of LEDs struggle to climb value chain2013-03-27

Though LED lighting technology is among the fastest-growing industries in the world today, prospects for domestic manufacturers in the world market remain dim due to a lack of core patents and technologies, according to GG-LED, a professional LED news website.

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