IPO’s Comments on recently proposed examination guidelines and on the SPC’s patent linkage reveal an increasingly complex web of IP legislation which is dependent on clarity in higher level laws.
Recently several writers have criticized the Trump administration’s strategic choice of confrontation over collaboration with China. Among them was an open letter published in the July 2, 2019, Washington Post, “China is Not […]
There continue to be various thrusts and feints in these early days of the Trump administration on Chinese IP related matters. Here’s a quick rundown. Tim Trainer, a friend and former colleague, […]
The SAIC has announced that it has amended its TM review and examination standards (“Trademark Review and Examination Standards”). The revised standards, with a date of December 2016, are available here. The […]
On October 27, 2016, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) published the Draft (For Public Comment) of Revisions to the Patent Examination Guidelines. The Chinese text is available here. Comments on the draft should […]