China announces measures to curb trade mark squatters
For many years, bad faith or squatter trade mark applications in China have plagued foreign businesses with some level of reputation overseas but who had yet to enter the...
For many years, bad faith or squatter trade mark applications in China have plagued foreign businesses with some level...
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China Invention Patents can be validated in Cambodia
On 21 September 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Cambodia's Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
On 21 September 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and Cambodia's Ministry...
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China releases new Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications
China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has released new Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications (“the Measures”) which provide broader conditions for prioritized examinations, but also...
China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has released new Administrative Measures for Prioritized Examination of Patent Applications (“the Measures”)...
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Coexistence Agreements Assume a More Important Role in China Trademark Matters
Trademark coexistence agreements are expected to receive wider consideration in trademark administrative cases in China following two recent court rulings by the Supreme People’s Court in China, which have...
Trademark coexistence agreements are expected to receive wider consideration in trademark administrative cases in China following two recent court...
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Spruson & Ferguson appoints three new Principals in Beijing
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Principals in our Beijing patents team. These appointments further strengthen Spruson & Ferguson’s IP practice in Greater China and...
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Principals in our Beijing patents team. These appointments further...
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Finally having time to chat? TRAB explores oral examination
China’s Trade Marks Review & Adjudication Board (TRAB) recently called for public opinion on the introduction of oral examination for review cases, signaling that this welcome addition may be...
China’s Trade Marks Review & Adjudication Board (TRAB) recently called for public opinion on the introduction of oral examination...
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China revises guidelines for patent examination
China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) recently released amendments to its Guidelines for Patent Examination (2010), which will take effect from 1 April 2017.
China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) recently released amendments to its Guidelines for Patent Examination (2010), which will take...
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Jordan Crying over China No More
Before becoming one of the Internet’s hottest (and saddest) memes, Michael Jordan was a pretty useful basketball player.  In fact, Michael Jordan is one the world’s most recognisable athletes...
Before becoming one of the Internet’s hottest (and saddest) memes, Michael Jordan was a pretty useful basketball player.  In...
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Spruson & Ferguson increases presence in Greater China
Leading intellectual property (IP) firm Spruson & Ferguson will have a substantial presence in Greater China, following the announcement by its parent company, IPH Limited, of its acquisition of...
Leading intellectual property (IP) firm Spruson & Ferguson will have a substantial presence in Greater China, following the announcement...
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The pitfalls of employee-created IP
Preventing unnecessary losses from R&D activities in China - In this article, Oliver Lutze, Principal of Spruson & Ferguson, highlights some of the pitfalls to be aware of when...
Preventing unnecessary losses from R&D activities in China - In this article, Oliver Lutze, Principal of Spruson & Ferguson,...
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