China update: IP section in the China-US trade deal (phase one)
On the 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...
On the 15th January 2020 the Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China...
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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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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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