New Patent JI Released by SPC

On January 29, 2015 (last week) the Supreme People’s Court released the newly revised Judicial Interpretation “The Supreme People’s Court’s Decision on Revising Application of the Law in the Hearing of Patent Dispute Cases” (最高人民法院关于审理专利纠纷案件适用法律问题的若干规定). I previously posted the American Bar Association’s comments on this JI here. The JI came into effect February 1.

Comments on the PRC Trademark Law Amendments

by Joe Simone

 

The National People’s Congress (NPC) issued a draft revision of the PRC’s Trademark Law for public comment in December, setting a deadline of January 31, 2013, for the receipt of comments.  The NPC’s Standing Committee is expected to pursue two or three readings of the draft before enacting it, perhaps as early as mid-2013.  The NPC is unlikely to provide further drafts for public comment. Continue reading