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While the inclusion of bad faith as a separate condition for refusal in the examination, opposition and invalidation procedures is a major step toward strengthening China’s Trademark Law, critical areas of the 2023 draft amendment could be improved before it enters into force.
07 June 2023
The deal, facilitated by Xiaomi former IP strategist Paul Lin, grants the Chinese television manufacturer use of patents owned in cellular, wireless communication and HEVC technology
05 June 2023
In China, the exclusive right to use a trademark is based on registration, not use. However, the obligation to use a trademark once it is registered has been strengthened by successive amendments to the Trademark Law.
31 May 2023
But the company's volume appears to be trending downwards, data compiled by IP Pilot shows
26 May 2023
The company’s per-device licensing approach has rendered it especially vulnerable to severe drop offs in smartphone sales
04 May 2023
A higher proportion of disputes before the top court involved emerging industries, including SEPs, drug patent linkage and new generation information technology
01 May 2023
Until policy makers in Washington DC fully recognise the extent of the self-harm that has been done to American interests, serious recovery is a forlorn hope
27 April 2023
China’s Supreme Court’s IP branch has released its 2022 annual report, providing statistics on caseload and closure. These numbers highlight the longer wait times for appeals, as well as varying chances of success.
26 April 2023
His political savvy was on display as he leveraged a hot-button bipartisan issue – US competition with China – to highlight needed repairs to the US system
19 April 2023
In recent practice, the CNIPA has refused the registration of many trademarks, citing Article 4 in its reasoning. It is therefore crucial that applicants prove their intention to use the marks.
19 April 2023
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