Your Opinion On Draft Regulations on Patent Agency Please

On March 4, 1991 the State Council promulgated the Regulations on Patent Commissioning, which became effective on April 1, 1991, see here. In China’s 2006 Action Plan of IPR Protection, it announced its plan to revise the Regulations on Patent “in order to standardize the conduct of patent agents, safeguard the normal order of the […]

32 Senators Urge Vice-Premier State Council to Fix IPR and Indigenous Innovation Policy in China

32 U.S. senators have sent an open letter to Wang Qishan, China’s Vice-Premier of the State Council. They urge him to use the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) to address the problems U.S. companies face in regard to: Intellectual Property Rights in China; China’s policy to favour indigenous innovation and not signing […]

Comparison Between The IPR in China Relevant Provisions Of the Foreign Trade Law 2004 and 1994

I have just added links to the Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China 1994 and 2004 on IP Dragon’s blogroll ( under “IPR in China Laws and Regulations”). The IPR relevant article 6 Foreign Trade Law 1994 is almost identical to article 6 Foreign Trade Law 2004 (most favoured nation treatment and […]

Patent Law Draft About to be Adopted: How Will Patent Law Change?

China Daily’s reports via People’s Daily that China’s third revision of its patent law is drafted. On July 31, 2006 SIPO promulgated the Draft of Amendments to the Patent Law for public comments. Draft amendments to the law were handed to the State Council for deliberation on December 27, according to the State Intellectual Property […]