Newly Issued Foreign-Related Civil Relations Application Law Clarifies IPR Rules

Beijing, China –November 4, 2010 – On Oct. 28, 2010, the National People’s congress promulgated the fist statute on conflict rules, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Application of Law on Civil Relations Involving Foreign Interests, which shall come into force as of April 1, 2011.
The statute contains 52 articles, 8 [...]

Published by admin on November 22nd, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

IPR Update: Counterfeiting arrests

Sam Engutsamy, February 11 2010
Markets such as the Silk market, the Pearl market, and Yashow are famous amongst foreign visitors to Beijing looking for a deal on fake goods. At any of the above places counterfeit watches, bags, shoes, wallets and much more can be haggled down to an impressive and affordable price. However, in [...]

Published by admin on February 11th, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »

IPR Update: February 2010

New interpretations issued relating to obscene and offensive content
The Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate have jointly issued a 13 articled document pertaining to the application of cases concerning obscene information via the internet and mobile devices.
The new Interpretation outlines that where telecom and internet service provides were aware and had knowledge [...]

Published by admin on February 10th, 2010 tagged China Law | Comment now »

New Regulations Regarding Customs Enforcement of IPR

In an attempt to streamline the customs enforcement process regarding intellectual property rights, the General Administration of Customs passed several new regulations that aim to strike a balance between IPR holders and those who import and export goods.
Under old regulations, customs officials were allowed to “dispose” of confiscated counterfeit goods by removing unlawfully affixed trademarks, [...]

Published by admin on January 27th, 2010 tagged China Business | 1 Comment »

IPR Updates January 2010

Patent Law Enforcement Rules amended
The State Council have issued amendment rules pertaining to the enforcement of the PRC’s Patent Law. The release, titled “”Decisions of the State Council on Amending the ‘Rules on Enforcing the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China’” shall be effective as of February 1, 2010.

One such amendment made to [...]

Published by admin on January 25th, 2010 tagged China Law | 1 Comment »