Here’s a mix of copyright updates: On October 13, Tencent and Netease signed a deal for Netease to takes licenses on 1.5 million songs. Tencent, as I previously reported, has actively been […]
Revised Patent Administrative Enforcement Rules – Is SIPO Building an Administrative System so the Patent Law Amendments Will Come?
On January 27, 2015 SIPO released a revised draft of its Patent Administrative Enforcement rules for public comment. The released draft includes a line by line comparison with the last version (Feb. […]
The Door Opens Wider on Administrative Enforcement Transparency
The State Council recently promulgated its notice of its “Trial Opinion” on Making Publicly Available According to Law Information on Administrative Penalties Concerning the Production and Sale of Fake, Counterfeit and Sub-standard […]
Why the Proposed Amendments to the Patent Law Really Matter … and Maybe Not Just For Patents
It is rare that I can blog on a patent issue in China that has implications reaching far beyond intellectual property, to property rights and civil law, WTO and TRIPS, and even […]