Now Effective: New Amendments to Guidelines for Patent Examination of CNIPA
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as of 1 November 2019. Compared with the draft amendments published on...
The newly amended Guidelines for Patent Examination (“Guidelines”) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) took effect as...
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New Amendments to the China Trade Mark Law to Curb Bad-Faith Filings
China has long been a hotbed for trade mark piracy. China’s first-to-file system, together with its complicated trade mark classification, has attracted numerous trade mark squatters to initiate malicious filings with the...
China has long been a hotbed for trade mark piracy. China’s first-to-file system, together with its complicated trade mark classification, has...
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China Government Releases New Regulation on Human Genetic Resource
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on July 1. For the life sciences industry and research organizations...
On May 28, 2019, China’s State Council releases a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources (the “Regulation”) which will become effective on...
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Spruson & Ferguson receives recognition from MIP across the Asia-Pacific
We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has received multiple recognition in the Managing IP rankings this year, including being named a top tier firm for Patent Prosecution...
We are pleased to announce that Spruson & Ferguson has received multiple recognition in the Managing IP rankings this year,...
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Colour-Fool? Don’t Miss the Rise of Colour-Combination Marks
China has allowed the registration of colour-combination marks since 2001, but the treatment of such marks is still shrouded by uncertainty, skepticism and sometimes comic confusion to brand owners...
China has allowed the registration of colour-combination marks since 2001, but the treatment of such marks is still shrouded...
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Spruson & Ferguson’s Asia-Pacific Patent Team at BIO 2019
Members of Spruson & Ferguson's Asia-Pacific Patent team will be attending the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia.
Members of Spruson & Ferguson's Asia-Pacific Patent team will be attending the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia.
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