USTR’s recently released NTE report shows continuing lack of clarity over key Chinese legal terms. The report also declines to discuss commercial rule of law issues raised in last years Special 301 report. What role does commercial rule of law have in the Biden Administration’s trade diplomacy? The answer is unclear.
Does the WTO / TRIPS Agreement still have teeth on IP? This blog explores the possible claims that could be made involving TRIPS Agreement violations and China. The more important claims are complex, data-dependent, and would require a whole of government approach by the Biden adminisitration.
Both the proposed amendments to the Criminal Law and the administrative rules on trade secret enforcement establish differential treatment for trade secret enforcement when a foreign element is involved
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has submitted bilingual comments to SAMR on the draft Trade Secret Rules 《商业秘密保护规定（征求意见稿) 》. The comments are found here and at the IPO website I blogged […]
The Asia Society of Northern California is sponsoring a free webinar October 8 from 5-6:30 PM PST on “Fact and Fiction in the US-China IP Trade War” as part of its “Seek […]
The Gen Law Firm (己任律师事务所) has graciously provided us with translations of two recently released judicial interpretations with red-lining to compare with the prior public comment drafts. The civil trade secret judicial interpretation […]
On September 11, 2020,the SPC released its trade secret JI on civil enforcement of trade secrets. Here is a link to a Chinese text comparing the final version with the draft released […]
On September 4, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released Draft Trade Secret Protection Rules for public comment [商业秘密保护规定（征求意见稿）] including an accompanying explanation. Comments are due by October 18, 2020. […]
Among the purported reasons for closing the Houston Consulate of the PRC were violations of the Vienna Convention regarding consular affairs and IP theft. According to various press reports, the spokesperson for […]
Amendments to the Criminal Law regarding trade secret theft have been announced by the NPC. A new provision is proposed to be added to the end of Article 219 of the Criminal […]