China’s new Judicial Interpretation on Plant Varieties harmonized IP protection for plant varieties with other reforms in IP laws in China. It also reflects China’s increasing efforts to accelerate agricultural reforms including strengthening legal protection for germplasm resources.
An Unwelcome Addition and A Welcome Subtraction in the Technology Transfer Provisions of the New Civil Code
The Civil Code of China has now been enacted by the National People’s Congress (eff. January 1, 2021). As previously discussed in this blog, the Civil Code now incorporates the technology contract […]
How much will the IP Sections of the Phase 1 Agreement (the “Agreement”) with China change IP strategies in China? For the most part, the Agreement adds much less than its appearance might […]
The NPC has released a draft of the contract chapter of the draft civil code for public comment. According to the NPC Observer, this is the second draft with the final round scheduled for consideration as early as March 2020. Comments are being accepted by the NPC through January 26, 2020. Chapter 20 of the […]
The National People’s Congress announced this week that it has released a draft of the E-Commerce Law for public comment. The public comment period began December 27, 2016 with comments due by […]
The Report on Development of Intellectual Property Development in China 2015 中国知识产权发展报告 (IP Teaching and Research Center of Renmin University of China / IP Academy of Renmin University) (Tsinghua University Press, 2016) […]
A much awaited, proposed public draft revision to the Antiunfair Competition Law was released by the State Council Legislative Affairs Office on February 25, 2016. Comments are due by March 25, 2016. […]