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China IP update

China continues to take steps towards unifying its approach to intellectual property with the development and codification of a national strategy. CLP presents an analysis of some of the biggest IP-related issues affecting those who do business in the PRC.

Date: 08 May 2009

Keywords (click to search): IP intellectual property Supreme People's Court utility-model patent trademark counterfeits

By Phil Taylor.

Over the last year, China has taken impressive steps towards unifying its approach to IP. In June 2008, the National IP Strategy was announced; since then, the revised PRC Patent Law has been passed and the Supreme People’s Court has issued judicial interpretations on the Strategy and issues related to trials of civil disputes (Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Law on Trials of Civil Disputes Involving the Protection of Well-known Trademarks (关于审理涉及驰名商标保护的民事纠纷案件应用法律若干问题的解释) and Opinion on Several Issues Concerning...

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