Region: China

Supreme People’s Court issues new judicial interpretation on Anti-unfair Competition Law

This interpretation, which became effective on 20 March 2022, demonstrates the government’s determination to strengthen the protection of IP rights in the country.

04 April 2022

Top representative filers: The CNIPA

Featured in WTR Special Report Q1 2022: Inside trademark law firm operations

The list of most active representatives is a mixture of law firms and technology platforms offering registration services to the domestic market.

04 April 2022

Treasury Wine on fake Penfolds bust; Japan seizures skyrocket; Com Laude and iaidō team up – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at China aiming to boost its number of IP professionals by 45% in three years, the second African GI being registered in the EU, and much more.

01 April 2022

Alibaba report shows uptick in enforcement effort as brand engagement sets new record

A record number of rights holders have signed up to the Alibaba IPP Platform and Anti-counterfeiting Alliance, according to the group's annual IP protection report.

31 March 2022

Champagne’s journey: a roadmap for the protection of foreign GIs in China

The Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne has been advancing the legal protection of the GI ‘香槟’ in China for over three decades.

31 March 2022

China cracks down on bad-faith filing surge: 2021 data examined

Bad-faith trademark filings increased more than 3,000% last year, according to eye-watering statistics released by the CNIPA last week. However, the increase shows that the office has been working hard to crack down on malicious activity.

28 March 2022

Risks of counterfeits revealed; Lusheng celebrates China IP wins, 3D domain monitoring – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a warning issued over counterfeit fire helmets, Cape Verde preparing to become the latest ARIPO member state, and much more.

18 March 2022

Shenzhen court grants Rmb30 million in damages to mobile phone giant Xiaomi by applying punitive damages

In a landmark decision, the court elaborated comprehensively on the basis for calculating punitive damages and upheld Xiaomi’s claim for damages in full.

16 March 2022

CNIPA strikes 43 bad-faith trademark registrations and hundreds of applications to protect Olympics IP

The CNIPA has announced the rejection of 429 bad-faith applications relating to the Beijing Winter Olympics. Crucially, 43 bad-faith registrations were also invalidated by the CNIPA ex officio.

24 February 2022

Notorious Markets List 2021: AliExpress and WeChat added, Amazon and Mercado Libre removed

The USTR has released the findings of its 2021 Review of Notorious Markets, with various Chinese entities being added for the first time.

18 February 2022

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