Switching stances: China policies to focus strongly on patent quality
On March 5, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued key points for its goals in 2020, which were reiterated in a recent May newsletter. One of the...
On March 5, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued key points for its goals in 2020, which...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day: perspective from our Trade Marks team
Today, we continue to celebrate International Women's day by sharing thoughts on Generation Equality from our Hong Kong office Managing Director, Coral Toh and Principal, Amy Chan from our Singapore office. How has...
Today, we continue to celebrate International Women's day by sharing thoughts on Generation Equality from our Hong Kong office...
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Spruson & Ferguson recognised in WTR 1000
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR). 
Spruson & Ferguson has once again been highly recommended in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000...
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Introduction of Original Grant Patent (OGP) System in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (“HKIPD”) made major reforms to the patent system in Hong Kong in December 2019, with the introduction of the original grant patent (“OGP”) system. The OGP...
The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (“HKIPD”) made major reforms to the patent system in Hong Kong in December 2019, with...
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COVID-19 IP office China and Hong Kong (SAR) update: what you need to know for IP matters in China and Hong Kong (SAR)
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates as the situation evolves.  China Update The State Council in China...
Spruson & Ferguson is actively monitoring the emerging issue of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Wuhan virus) and we will provide further updates...
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China update: IP section in the China-US trade deal (phase one)
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed the phase one documentation of a new Economic and Trade...
On 15th January 2020, the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China signed...
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China update: changes in Guidelines for Examination related to inventions in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), internet +, big data and block chain
On 31 December, 2019 a new amendment to the Guidelines for Examination of the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) was announced. The new guidelines, which come into effect on February...
On 31 December, 2019 a new amendment to the Guidelines for Examination of the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) was...
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New rules to sanction trade mark filing irregularities in China
The China State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) announced the enactment of the Rules on Regulating Trade Mark Filing Acts, which was released in the form of SAMR Decree No.17...
The China State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) announced the enactment of the Rules on Regulating Trade Mark Filing Acts,...
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