Is China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Used To Get Hold Of Foreign IP?

Anti-Monopoly Law to level the playing field …or annexing the players?Photo: Danny Friedmann Today, exactly three years ago (2008), China’s Anti-monopoly Law went into effect. Since that time the Ministry of Commerce’s Anti-Monopoly Bureau has approved seven M&As conditionally of which one is most relevant in regard to IP: InBev – Anheuser Busch GM – Delphi Mitsubishi […]

Pfizer Starts R&D in China After IPR in China Challenges

Photo Danny FriedmannPerilous hills, but nice view. Climb worth the risk? As one of the first U.S. companies pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has decided to start doing R&D in China. This way the company can probably take advantage of indigenous innovation preferential rules if it invents and patents in China. Read here. Pfizer had some IP […]

FA Premier League Against Trademark Infringers 1:0

Sarah Butler reported for the Times Online about two rulings by the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court: The English FA (football association, nowadays called after their sponsor: Barclays) Premier League was victorious in a trademark dispute with Xiangshi Celebration Service Company, based in Jiangsu province. Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court upheld an earlier […]

Pfizer Accuses Guangzhou Welman Of Copyright Infringement

Pfizer sued Guangzhou Welman for alleged copyright infringement of Viagra reports Forbes. I wonder why Pfizer’s allegations focused on copyright infringement instead of patent infringement, or both. Or is copyright used mistakingly as the prototype of an intellectual property? Read more here In 2001 Pfizer obtained a Chinese patent license for ViagraJuly 2004 SIPO’s Patent […]