China Update: Digital platform switched for SINO-US priority document exchange
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch to the World Intellectual Property Organization...
Starting from September 1, 2018, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark...
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China Update: “Small is beautiful” – the potential need for additional focused claims
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/ . In one paragraph we speculated that there is a...
In our newsletter of March 16, 2017 we reported on the recent changes in the Guidelines for Examination http://www.spruson.com/china-revises-guidelines-for-patent-examination/...
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IPOS becomes a Supplementary International Search Authority
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently become the ninth IP office recognised by WIPO as a Supplementary International Search Authority (SISA). IPOS is also the only...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has recently become the ninth IP office recognised by WIPO as a...
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Charitable work and a dispute about a smile
OPERATION SMILE, INC. v BEAM INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION LIMITED (formerly known as OPERATION SMILE - CHINA MEDICAL MISSION LIMITED) HCA 1026/2015 In a recent judgment, the Hong Kong High Court decided whether,...
OPERATION SMILE, INC. v BEAM INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION LIMITED (formerly known as OPERATION SMILE - CHINA MEDICAL MISSION LIMITED) HCA...
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Laos to admit examination results of China invention patents under new MOU
On 2 April 2018, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Laos’ Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
On 2 April 2018, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Laos’ Ministry...
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When One More Bird becomes One Too Many
The China Supreme People’s Court’s 2017 Regulations are expected to bring a more flexible and comprehensive approach when assessing whether there is a conflict between two trade marks, yet...
The China Supreme People’s Court’s 2017 Regulations are expected to bring a more flexible and comprehensive approach when assessing...
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SIPO releases details for validating China invention patents in Cambodia
Further to our article on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between Cambodia's Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH) and the People’s Republic of China (SIPO),...
Further to our article on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Intellectual Property Cooperation between Cambodia's Ministry of Industry...
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Hong Kong announces HK$50 Billion Investment in Innovation and Technology
Last week the Financial Secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, unveiled Hong Kong’s 2018-19 budget, which includes a HK$50 billion investment...
Last week the Financial Secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Mr. Paul Chan Mo-po, unveiled...
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