Region: China

Former Beijing IP Court president investigated by anti-corruption commission

Chi Su is under suspicion of “serious violations of discipline and law”, although there is no detail of the specific charges he may be facing

10 August 2022

Chinese invention patent grants up 16% in the first half of 2022

Domestic entities lead the charge, with authorities also keen to encourage further international filings

02 August 2022

Creating consistency across civil and invalidity actions involving a single design patent

A case in China involving a leading toy brand operator demonstrates the importance of employing consistent criteria when assessing the similarity of patent designs during infringement and invalidation proceedings.

27 July 2022

We are still in the market for high-quality patents, says Xiaomi’s new IP strategy head

In one of his first interviews since taking on the role, Ran Xu outlines his priorities and the opportunities he sees ahead for the company

22 July 2022

New patent agencies boom in China, but market irregularities follow

A simplification of the business approval process has created a boom in firm numbers. However, the government is also having to crack down on rogue entities

21 July 2022

Xiaomi renewal vindicates AAC pool's regional pricing strategy, Via head claims

By recognising that market conditions vary across the world, the advanced audio coding patent platform has hit a sweet spot, says Heath Hoglund

20 July 2022

Qingdao IP Tribunal clarifies the criteria of exhaustion in cases of product modification

The ruling in a civil suit against Wuxi Smile IoT Ltd establishes that, when considering whether modified genuine products constitute trademark infringement, whether the alleged acts are detrimental to a trademark owner’s legitimate rights is the key issue.

20 July 2022

The companies with biggest trademark portfolios in Europe, China and the US

L’Oréal, Tencent, Disney and Unilever are among the entities that lead the way, according to exclusive data analysis undertaken by IAM's sister publication WTR

15 July 2022

SEP holders targeted in proposed Chinese regulatory changes

Consultation on the new rules is open until the end of the month, with current draft seen as much more favourable to licensees than licensors

15 July 2022

China’s SPC streamlines IP jurisdictional rules

China’s IP jurisdiction landscape is not exactly an uncharted territory. Nonetheless, until recently, stakeholders still need all the empirical knowledge they have acquired to navigate the terrain. A new judicial interpretation provides clarity on the geographical range and corresponding threshold of jurisdiction of the courts.

13 July 2022

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