Category: China BioIPR Watch

IP Disputes at Trade Fairs: A painful topic for Chinese and German Companies

Germany is a world famous country for its’ international trade fairs and strict protection for IP rights. For export-oriented Chinese companies, exhibiting their products at German trade fairs is an effective way to promote brands, products and establish global business network. However, news about infringement of IP  from China upsets innovative companies and makes those whose livelihood depends on imitation very nervous. (more…)

China: what ist the next step for BioPatent?

SIPO: On October 23, the Sino-U.S. Bio-technology Patent Symposium was held in Beijing. The symposium was jointly hosted by China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Li Yuguang, Deputy Commissioner of the SIPO, attended opening ceremony and delivered a speech at the symposium.

Li pointed out that rapid development of bio-technologies has raised higher requirements for China’s patent system. The SIPO has made great efforts to handle an increasing number of bio-technology patent applications. China’s bio-technology market boasts great potential, and the country has included the bio-industry into the Development Program of Strategic Emerging Industries during the 12th Five-year Plan (2011-2015). Li said he hoped the enterprises could take advantage of the opportunity, explore market potentials and propel development of China’s bio-industry.

The symposium was co-sponsored by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office, China Intellectual Property Training Center and the Biotechnology Industry Organization of the United States. Experts of the SIPO and USPTO and enterprise representatives had deep discussions on many relevant issues.

The symposium is one of the cooperation projects of the 2012-2013 annual work plan of the SIPO and the USPTO.



Chinese Companies in Fortune 500:more hippopotamus instead dolphins

image 61 companies of the 2011 Fortune 500 are from China. This news from CNNMONEY makes us Chinese happy and proud of the fascinating economic development(Xinhua). Just right behind the first and second groups, US and Japan, China becomes the third biggest group of the richest companies in the world. It is a good news with no doubt.  However, they are still not comparable with the innovative konzerns like in the US in the sense of IP.


PCT filing: Strong growth from China

PCT filing increased by 4.8% in 2010, with strong growth from China (+56.2%). After the US, Japan and Germany, China ranked Nr. 4. ZTE and Huawei ranked top 2 (with 1863 patents) and 4 (with 1528 patents). Digital Communication saw the fastest growth (17.3% ) in 2010. Almost every other field of technology experienced declines or modest growth. The sharpest decline in patenting was seen in the field of telecommunications. more

China – Geschäfte mit Know-how

Ein Überblick über IP Geschäft in China more

China’s Action Plan on IPR Protection 2009 (full text)

Introduction to China’s Action Plan on IPR Protection 2009

To give a comprehensive, systematic elaboration of the key measures Chinese government has taken for IPR protection in 2009, member agencies of the Inter-agency Joint Meeting for Implementation of the National IP Strategy, in compliance with working schedule of the meeting, are pleased to present this Action Plan on IPR Protection for 2009, which details 170 measures in 9 areas. (more…)

China: The New Patent Law adopted

The National People’s Congress of P.R. China has adopted the new Patent Law on 27. December 2008. This new act will enter into force on 1st. October 2009. more

China Anti-Monopoly Law: first specific Collective Bench established in Shanghai

The first Chinese Collective Bench for Anti-Monopoly Case is found on 22. December 2008. This special collective bench is established in the Shanghai Nr.2 Intermediate People’s Court under the Intellectual Property Division. more

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