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This guide, prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides an introduction to China’s IPR environment, describes methods for safeguarding and protecting IPR, outlines possible enforcement actions available in China’s IPR enforcement regime, and explains the limited role of the United States Government in IPR infringement cases.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the newly proposed amendments to the third amendment of China’s Patent Law. The USPTO applauds the State Intellectual Property Office for turning its attention to enforcement as part of an effort to revise the patent law.
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee; Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Intellectual Property Rights.
As a result of cooperative effort between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese patent documentation is now available for search and retrieval from the USPTO website via the Global Patent Search Network.
China has risen to become the United States’ second largest trading partner, and the largest outside of the North American Free Trade Agreement area, providing new business opportunities for U.S. companies.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) today launched a new free service that will allow the two offices to electronically exchange patent application priority documents directly.
The "Patent Marking Regulations" has been deliberated and approved at the executive meeting of State Intellectual Property Office. It is hereby published and in force since May 1, 2012. Chief Lipu Tian March 8, 2012
Intellectual property protection in China is a relatively new phenomenon. There is no cultural tradition of respect for the intellectual property rights (IPR) of others. Chinese inventiveness and art through the ages has evolved as strongly as in the Western world but without inhibitions on copying the work of other people.
With respect to patent strategy, patent attorneys best advise their clients by suggesting that they start their patent filing in the jurisdiction of the most commercial importance to them, whether due to the market the country represents, because of the presence of competitors or potential licensee.
The rapid growth of Chinese Industry is unparalleled in world history. China just recently surpassed Germany in terms of exports. To some, that may not be saying a lot. However, just last year, Germany was the world’s leading exporter of goods and services, ahead of the United States. This makes China No. 1 in terms of exports and in export growth.
To better protect the IPR, resolutely punish and combat various infringement and other illegal activities, the National IPR Protection Working Group Office, in conjunction with other relevant departments, formulated "China's Action Plan on IPR Protection 2006" (hereinafter referred to as the "Action Plan").
As America continues its transformation into an information- and innovation-based economy, the protection of America's creative assets is a top priority of the Department of Justice. Intellectual property embodies America's cultural heritage, consumer confidence and trust in brands for products ranging from prescription medicines to spark plugs, and most of the assets of our vibrant information industries.