For those who missed them, are the video recording to some recent events: On April 27, 2021 BCLT hosted our third annual “Tech Trade and China” program. The focus this year was […]
Essentially Derived Varieties and The Role of Leading Cases in Chinese Plant Variety Protection
Editor’s Note: Plant Variety Protection (PVP) is a little-discussed topic in China’s IP regime. Indeed, this blog has only reported on PVP-specific issues once before, and once in the context of the […]
Daren Tang of Singapore Secures WIPO Nomination
Congratulations to Mr. Daren Tang (邓鸿森) (48), the Chief Executive of the IP Ofice of Singapore for his successful nomination by the Coordination Committee of WIPO as WIPO’s next Director General. Hopefully, […]
Wang Binying and the Opportunity within the WIPO Crisis
The vote for WIPO Director General will be made in early March. The Chinese candidate, Madame Wang Binying, is known to many in the foreign IP community in China, IP diplomats, and […]
The Trump Administration and China IP Diplomacy: Old Wine In a New Bottle?
Two major China IP events occurred in late November and December. One of them was the long-awaited first phase of a settlement of the US-China trade war. The second was the nomination […]
China Passes the One Million Patent Milestone — Is it Yesterday’s News?
Several news outlets have reported on the recent WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators 2016 report on IP filings, noting that China’s surpassing a milestone of one million patent applications in 2015, and […]
Some Good and Bad News in Recent Reports on China’s IP Environment
“The good news is China interested in IP, and the bad news is that China is interested in IP.” This proposition is proved by some of the recent reports on China’s IP […]