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 […]

WIPO Internet Treaties In Effect in Hong Kong After PRC

The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), which are considered necessary to adapt the copyright law and related rights law to the challenges of digital technologies, came into effect in Hong Kong SAR (which is a separate jurisdiction from the People’s Republic of China) on October 1st, 2008. Read more […]

WIPO Internet Treaties Details and Reservation

In April of 2006, China was expected to ratify WIPO’s internet treaties (WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty) in the second half of 2006, read here. However, China acceded only March 9, 2007 and it will ratify both treaties June 9th. The details of both treaties and China’s reservation can be found […]