CTPLO Blog

China's IP in Foreign Eyes (1)

CTPLO · Published on 2018-01-29 10:08:04 · 38 read Patent
  • 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.

    ——Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in U.S., by the New Yorker Times

    comment

    Like food and fodder should go ahead of troops and horses, GAC attaches great importance to open R&D center before entering the market. Besides, GAC may consider including U.S. in its patenting strategy to strenghthen the competitiveness in the international market and avoid patent infringement. 


  • Although the global electric car market is still tiny, it is most advanced in China, where 330,000 new energy vehicles were sold last year. China has an industrial stake in electric vehicles. While international carmakers tend to buy batteries produced by Japanese and South Korean companies, Chinese companies use Chinese suppliers including BYD and Amperex Technology. 

    ——China's Electric Cars are Chasing Volkswagen, by the Financial Times

    comment

    Guided by the Innovation-driven Development Strategy, electric car industry meets a great opportunity in China's market for it is intensive in patents. It injects new energy to the whole electric vehicle industry as well as enhances China's new energy battery development.


  • Apple is to open a research lab in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, according to Tim Cook, its chief executive, as it seeks to boost sales in the country . It will be Apple's second facility in China. It already has a new research and development facility in Beijing.

    ——Apple to Set Up Second R&D Centre in China, by The Financial Express

    comment

    With a strong innovative atmosphere, more and more foreign companies start to pay more attention to high-tech industry in China. Chinese government has been doing hard to mark a friendly IP protection environment, trying to attract foreign companies bring more high-end technology to China. 


  • Mr.Mi said that the venture should start making money within five years. In the meantime, he added, the company is serving China's flagship economic and foreign policy program-a multibillion-dollar plan launched in 2013 by the leader, to develop sea and land transport corridors through which china can export its goods to the world, particularly Europe.

    ——With City of Towers, China Puts its Economic Stamp on Caucasus, by the New York Time

    comment

    The Belt and Road countries has accumulated expertise and advanced capabilities in the field of IP. The cooperation among those countries could promote common development and prosperity and build a road towards peace and friendship by enhancing mutual understanding and trust. 


  • Singles Day in China has become the world's biggest shopping day. With clear marketing and help from an online spending boom, the Alibaba Group, in less than a decade, turn Nov.11 into a symbol of the power of the Chinese Consumer. Single Day has become a symbol of the rise of those sources: Chinese consumption.

    ——Alibaba, Amid Intense Hype, Confronts a slowdown on Singles Day, by the Wall Street Journal

    comment

    Alibaba can face challenge without failure only by protecting IPRs of brands, interests of every participant in the platform, and protecting consumers from infringing products.


  • Chinese patent filings have risen rapidly, both domestically and internationally. China is the largest growth source for filings with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, with Huawei and ZTE coming first and third in last year's figures. And the gulf between China and the advanced economies in international patents may imply less about the quality of Chinese innovation than often assumed.

    ——"Innovation in China: More Than a Fast Follower?", by The Diplomat Magazine

    comment

    When it comes to innovation, China still lags behind the West — but it is catching up. Chinese innovation is supported by the world's fastest growing R&D budget.

  • There are also signs of an imaginative China emerging. In fields from gene editing to big-data analytics to 5G mobile telephony, Chinese experts are now among the world's best. Sunway TaihuLight (pictured), a supercomputer made using only local computer chips, is five times as fast as the best American rival.

    ——"Innovation in China, out of the Master's Shadow", by the Economist

    comment

    Today, it is increasingly clear that a vanguard of world-class firms is emerging. The huge diversity of the continental-scale country forces firms to adapt nimbly. The Chinese market is becoming the world's innovation hotbed.


  • China's evolution as a hotbed of innovation is creating a pool of world-class management talent, expertise and experience in technology and e-commerce industries that will help it become a global leader in these fields. Ultimately, this might be the most profound change of all: instead of just charting its own course, China may soon be setting trends that the West will be compelled to follow.

    ——China emerges as a global innovator, by the New York Times

    comment

    Over many years, China has gained acclaim as the world's manufacturing powerhouse. But today, innovation is flourishing in the world's most populous nation, which is rapidly becoming a trendsetter with the potential to disrupt business models globally.


  • China successfully launched its first human spaceflight mission in more than three years, placing into orbit a spacecraft carrying two astronauts that will dock with a new space laboratory module. During the 30-day mission, Jing and Chen will carry out a number of medical and space science experiments, as well as test various systems on the Tiangong-2 module.

    ——China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission, by CNN

    comment

    The successfully launching of Shenzhou 11 reflects that China is making steady progress in their manned space program. We believed that more and more IPR-reliant manned spaceship will be launched by China in the future.


  • The innovation theme is also a signal to the rest of the world that China is jockeying to join the ranks of the industrialized countries that have historically relied on innovation to drive their growth. The question on the minds of other emerging economy countries is whether they, too, can leverage innovation for development.

    ——China shows the path from emerging economy to innovation nation, by the Washington Post

    comment

    IPR is a key for China to transfer from emerging economy to innovation nation. China is now implementing innovation-driven strategy, and shows its power at the world stage.


  • Part of the push for better patent protection comes from emerging giants like Huawei Technologies Co., which compete globally and see a thick patent portfolio as crucial to selling overseas without drawing lawsuits or paying high royalties. More patents have led to more enforcement. Chinese officials said they handled 35,844 patent infringement or counterfeit cases last year, nearly four times as many as in 2012.

    ——Stronger Chinese Patent Laws Also Help U.S. Companies, by the Wall Street Journal

    comment

    In recently years, China has been intensifying punishment for patent infringement and counterfeit, improving patent protection mode characterized with both administrative law enforcement and judicial protection, which complement each other's advantages through organic coordination. These measures improve foreign companies' confidence in China.


  • The research firm Sanford Bernstein estimates that auto manufacturing capacity in China will rise 22 percent over the next two years, bringing it to 28.8 million cars, minivans and sport utility vehicles annually. That is almost equal to the American and European markets combine.

    ——Automakers Expanding in China May Soon Face Weakening Demand, by the New York Times

    comment

    Compared with foreign automakers expanding capacity in China, the domestic automakers gradually grew up by relying on independent innovation and IPRs. They had the strength which competes with foreign automakers. With the rise of national brands of automobiles, the consumers will have more choice while buying automobiles.


Have a question about trademarking?

Protect your business name, logo or slogan. Our services include:

  • A comprehensive search of all trademark databases
  • Preparation and filing of your trademark
  • Ongoing protection of your trademark from abuse
Get a Free Consultation