Please join us on February 2, 2023, at 5 PM Pacific Time on zoom to discuss the recently proposed amendments to China’s Trademark Law!
Legislative Roundup, and a Roundtable on the New Civil Procedure Law
A roundup of recent China IP-related legislative developments.
Free Webinar on “Fraudulent Trademark Filings From China: Origins, Strategies, and Ethics” on October 11, 2022
During the past 10 years USPTO has conducted approximately 561 investigations into fraudulent trademark filings from China. These cases have involved US and Chinese trademark practitioners and their clients, and have sought to address a changing landscape of fraudulent activity. Our webinar on October 17 will discuss this changing landscape with two USPTO attorneys, a prominent Chinese trademark lawyer and Mark Cohen from BCLT.
Recent Translations and Comments on Laws and Cases
Translations and comments are made available on patent and trademark examination guidelines, Seed Law, Plant Variety JI, AUCL JI, and Oppo v Sharp. With regard to the SPC decision in Oppo v Sharp a question is raised concerning China’s efforts to regulate and take jurisdiction over global SEP royalty rate setting.
Forthcoming Book Talk on the Past and Future of Chinese IP
Berkeley Law will be hosting a book talk on the treatise, Intellectual Property Law in China (2d ed.) on September 23, 2021 at 5 PM Pacific Time. Registration is free. We will discuss the rapid evolution of China’s IP regime over the past 40 years as well as the likely directions that China’s IP regime will take place in the years ahead.
Bureaucracy and Politics in Recent SAMR Legislation
There are numerous heirarchies to Chinese legislation and IP laws are certainly not an except to this. Due to the government reorganization in 2018, Chinese efforts to become an innovative economy, and external political pressure from the Trade War, there has also been extensive external political pressure on Chinese IP legislative efforts. The different approaches to legislating may indicate potential weaknesses in the laws. They may also be the outcome of internal bureaucratic struggles.
Chinese TM and Design Filings in Europe Showing Continued Positive Trends
EUIPO has issued a report “China EUTM and RCD Focus” on 10 years of China trademark (TM) and registered community design (RCD) filings in the EU. The report also details the impact […]
An Update on Data-Driven Reports on China’s IP Enforcement Environment
Several useful empirical reports on China’s IP environment have been released in the past few weeks. I summarize four of them: Trademark Litigation Jerry Xia and his colleagues at the Anjie firm […]
Berkeley Webinar Recap
China Daily just published an article on June 23 on our June 17, 2020 webinar on patent eligibility. The publication also coincided with a blog by Prof. Adam Mossoff on opposition to […]
The Darlie Trademark And BLM
In light of the social activism in the United States, including Black Lives Matter (BLM), Hawley & Hazel, and its joint venture partner, Colgate Palmolive has recently decided to “review and evolve” […]