China expected to become the heaviest user of the Patent Cooperation Treaty in 2019

The Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2017, The International Patent System, was just published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, see here.   Here are some interesting nudgets about China:   “Applicants based in the U.S. filed the largest number of Patent Convention Treaty (PCT) applications in 2016 with 56,595, followed by applicants from Japan

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China’s Position as Champion of Traditional Knowledge in International Law Fora

Traditional Knowledge (TK), Genetical Resources (GR), Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE), are sometimes seen as spare change between the countries with a high and those of a low GDP per capita (the terminology of developed and developing countries is flawed as Professor Neuwirth of the University of Macau convincingly argues in Global Governance and the Creative

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Happy World IP Day from China

Today is World IP Day, the annual day to celebrate intellectual property rights and what they mean for stakeholders and society at large.  It’s organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This year’s theme is visionary innovators, see here. As an example of such a visionary innovator from China, Ms Tu Youyou (屠呦呦) was

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Taylor Wessing Global Intellectual Property Index and China: The Last Shall Be The First

The People’s Republic of China was ranked last (24th position) in the Taylor Wessing Global Intellectual Property Index 2009, see here. The methodology of the GIPI rating is a calculation by a factor assessment model with jurisdiction assessments and instrumental factors as input. See the methodology here.  About China’s trademark system Taylor Wessing complains about the delay

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day 2009

IP Dragon wishes you a happy World Intellectual Property Day 2009. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has chosen a very relevant theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day: promoting green innovation. WIPO takes responsibility for the polution that is connected with technology protected by intellectual property rights: technology has created polution, but technology

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Green Gold Rush: The Interview, The Movie

Laurent Gaberell told me that he made a video documentary called Green Gold Rush about bioprospecting (the exploration of biodiversity for commercially valuable genetic and bio-chemical resources) and indigenous peoples. See the video here. The InterviewIP Dragon: Is traditional knowledge what the developed world wanted to give (as some would say “small change”) to the

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Hong Kong Exhibition Celebrates Creative Industry and IP Protection

Today’s WIPO’s press release states: “An exhibition showcasing various facets of creativity in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) was inaugurated on Monday evening at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), coinciding with the opening day of the annual session of the WIPO Assemblies. The exhibition, “HK Creativity – Intellectual Property in Hong Kong,

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Reaction to Danwei Article About China’s Ratification of WIPO’s Internet Treaties

Ms. Maya Alexandri wrote an interesting article called ‘Copyright protection for online content’ for Danwei. Referring to China’s accession and ratification (June 9, 2007) of WIPO’s Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO’s Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) a report by the Beijing Business Today, Ms Alexandri wrote: “More typically, China’s stance on intellectual property enforcement includes

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TRIPs Council: China Advocates Disclosure Requirement, is Against Making Enforcement A Permanent Agenda Issue

Bridges of ICTSD gives excellent weekly trade news digests about TRIPs etc. “At the 13 February meeting of the TRIPs Council, the group of developing countries — Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, India, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Tanzania, Ecuador and South Africa — that have tabled a draft article on disclosure (that requires patent applications to include

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Medicine For Protection of Traditional Knowledge Is Patience

Yan Liang of Xinhua Online wrote the article: Greater international co-operation called for traditional knowledge IP protection. It’s about the interregional seminar of the intergovernmental committee on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore (IGC), in Zhenghzou, organised by Wang Binying, WIPO’s Assistant Director General. Unfortunately, the results of the seminar were meagre. ““A

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China Enterprise Copyright Alliance Launched

December 11, six Chinese companies: Shanda Entertainment, Netease, Sina, Microsoft China, Kingsoft and Sunchime Cartoon Group have established the China Enterprise Copyright Alliance. The plan was announced in September during the 2006 International Copyright Forum in Beijing, which was jointly hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Copyright Administration (NCA). The

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