We wish to bring to your attention the publishing of the book CHINESE COURT JUDGEMENTS: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY by Fei Ming, which is likely to be of interest to our visitors.
This, from the promoter:
"For anyone dealing with business or Law in China, knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP) is vital. Whereas around five years ago, there was little or no effective protection against patent and trademark infringement or brand piracy, IP protection is now firmly set in Chinese Law and taught on the Curriculum."
On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, Enoch Liang, Benjamin Qiu and Stacy Yuan from the Beijing office of Lovells gave a two and a half hour presentation to the Intellectual Property Law Delegation to China of People to People International, held at the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. The presentation focused on the protection of intellectual property rights in China, and consisted of four main parts.
The Protection Measures for Intellectual Property Rights during Exhibitions (hereinafter referred to as the Measures) was promulgated jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the State Bureau of Copyright and the State Intellectual Property Office on January 10, 2006, and was effective as of March 1, 2006.
SIPO has decided to maintain an appropriate examination span by trying its every effort to keep the average span of closing a case regarding invention patent applications in about 24 months and to control the average span of closing a case regarding utility model applications and design patent applications in about 9 months and about 6 months.
On December 23, 2005, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court made the first instance decision on registerability of a three-dimensional trademark application by upholding the decision made by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, which refused the application for registering a 3-D trademark filed by the Coca-Cola Company in respect of its "Fanta" beverage bottle design.
On June 14, 2006, the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) awarded "2005 global anti-counterfeiting governmental organization award" to the Chinese customs, in order to affirm the achievements of the Chinese customs in intellectual property right (IPR) protection and its open and transparent working style.
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