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Minister say:Nation sees rapid progress in innovative power

China has seen fast progress in its technological innovation capabilities in the past five years, with research and development (R&D) spending rising substantially along with an increase in new patents and the number of researchers, Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang said on Monday.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-03-07 09:37:27 · 78 read News

Interpretation on “Other Improper Means” Described in Paragraph 1 Article 44 of China Trademark Law

There is no definition for “bad faith” in China Trademark Law. Only some descriptions such as “registrations obtained with ill will”, “improper means” are in the articles. In December 2016, China Trademark Office (CTMO) and Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) jointly issued “Trademark Examination and Review Standards” with modification.

CTPLO · Published on 2018-02-26 23:19:51 · 91 read IP Knowledge

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 · 147 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 · 210 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 · 117 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 · 109 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 · 100 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 · 94 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 · 170 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 · 146 read News