IP Dragon Gives Lunch Presentation At Baker & McKenzie

Yesterday I gave a lunch presentation at the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie. The title of my presentation: ‘Is China’s Unique Patent Law Paving the Way to Innovation?’ about the challenges of foreign innovators because of the changes in the Third Amendment to China’s Patent Law 2008. I was delighted to find such […]

Words Less Spoken about Copyright Piracy in China

Much ado about copyright piracy in China. Liu Baijia wrote about China’s measures against copyright infringement in the article ‘Taking action against piracy’ for China Daily. Many familiar arguments can be read here: about on the one hand China’s great speed of implementing IP legislation, where China needed only 20 years, other countries needed 100 […]

Of IP’s Most Important Figures of 2007 Who is Most Relevant to IP in China?

The magazine Managing Intellectual Property announced IP’s Most Important Figures of 2007. Of this group, who deserved this title because of its role regarding IP in China? Obviously this includes Ms Wu Yi (China’s vice-premier and IP-negotiator) and Mr Tian Lipu (commissioner of China’s State Intellectual Property Organisation), but also Mr Jack Chang (senior IP […]

3 of Baker McKenzie’s Cases Elected By Supreme People’s Court As 2006 Top 10 IPR Cases

Three of the ‘ Top ten cases’ in 2006 elected by the Supreme People’s Court concerns cases won by Baker & McKenzie: Sony Corporation versus Guangzhou Top Power Electronics Co., Ltd.; Starbucks versus Shanghai Xinbake Coffee Shop Ltd; Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry and Louis Vuitton versus Beijing Xiushui Haosen Clothing Market. IP Dragon congratulates Mr. […]

Customs Auction Notice To Prevent Infringing Goods Reentering Channels of Commerce

Just before the US made two formal complaints against China at the WTO on April 10, 2007 (the WTO cases are: China – Measures affecting the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Request for Consultations by the United States, WT/DS362/1 and China – Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and […]