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China Trademark Office Announces to Simplify Trademark Applications, Optimize Procedures and Shorten Examination Period

The number of trademark applications in China has been increased rapidly in recent years, and in 2017 the number exceeded 5 million. To bring more convenience to trademark applicants, CTMO has decided to further simplify application materials, optimize working procedures, and shorten the examination of modification, renewal applications.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-02-09 23:24:07 · 76 read News

China Trademark Registration Examination Period Will be Shortened to Six Months before End of 2018

January 22, 2018. Mr. LIU Junchen, vice president of State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the PRC (short as SAIC), stated in the conference that, in 2017, a number of 5.74 millions trademark applications were filed, increased by 55.7% as compared with that in 2016. And before the end of 2018, Mr. LIU said, the following trademark examination periods will be shortened

CTPLO · Published on 2018-02-08 15:58:35 · 131 read News

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (4)

With the encouragement of innovation and much more R&D investment in recent years, China is supposed to be an innovation-oriented country.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:15:57 · 50 read Patent

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (3)

The ARJ21-700 jet is one of a series of initiatives launched by the ruling Communist Party to transform China from the world's low-cost factory into a creator of profitable technology in aviation, clean energy and other fields. China is one of the biggest aviation markets but relies on foreign-made aircraft. Beijing wants to capture more of those sales.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:11:41 · 41 read Patent

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (2)

Reviews of the new iPhone 7 came out. The main problem Apple is facing at the moments is a slew of Chinese competitors that make high-quality phones. Given the new version of the iPhone doesn't boast any conspicuous upgrades, it could be that Apple's sagging fortunes in China continue in the short term.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:09:36 · 37 read Patent

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (1)

At the Detroit auto show on Monday, officials of GAC Motor, based in Guangzhou, outlined a broad plan to build up its operations in the United States and begin selling a vehicle here next year, possibly in partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. GAC also expects to open a development center in Michigan and a design center in Los Angeles in the first half of this year.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:08:04 · 37 read Patent

China's Invention Patents Surge in Number and Quality in 2017

China's invention patent filings surged both in number and quality in 2017, a spokesman said Thursday.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:03:30 · 107 read News

Eighteen More Chinese Companies Filed 100+ PCT Applications in 2017

In 2017, 44 Chinese companies had filed more than 100 PCT applications, a year-on-year increase of 18.Among the top performers, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Company and Shenzhen DJI-Innovations Company recorded stunning rates of 142.3% and 46.9% respectively, according to a State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) press conference on patent statistics in 2017 on January 18.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:01:52 · 81 read News

China shuts down 2,554 websites in piracy crackdown

Chinese authorities said Tuesday that 2,554 websites were shut down and 2.76 million pirated publications were confiscated in a crackdown on copyright infringement launched in 2017.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 09:59:29 · 35 read News

The number of annual patent applications exceeded 100,000 in Henan Province

It is known from the Intellectual Property Office of Henan Province that by the end of November, 2017, the number of patent applications of the whole province this year has reached 107,792, with a year-on-year growth of 37.5%. Hereinto, the number of invention patent applications was 32, 141, increasing by 52.6% on a year-on-year basis.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 09:57:40 · 37 read News