vivo exits the German market after Nokia enforces injunction

​ Chinese smart phone maker vivo has exited the German market after losing a patent court case against Nokia, according to Foss Patents. It is reported that the company has made an announcement on its website, which reads “At this point, vivo products are unavailable in Germany"

China-France PPH pilot program launched on June 1

​ According to news released by China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) , the China-France Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program was launched with a duration of five years from June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2028.

EU Design Reform: The Commission’s proposal for a more efficient and future-proof design law

On 29 November 2022, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposals for a new Directive on the legal protection of designs (hereafter “DDir”) and a new Regulation on Community designs (hereafter “DReg”).

Avanci Broadcast adds China-based NERC-DTV as Licensor

​ Avanci Broadcast, the one-stop licensing platform for ATSC 3.0 launched in March 2023, announced on May 22 the addition of four new licensors, NERC-DTV, ETRI, KPN, and NEC, based in China, Japan, the Netherlands and South Korea respectively.

Zhuhai Guangyu hit with 10 million yuan for infringing Ningde New Energy's patent ​

On May 14, Zhuhai Guangyu Battery Co., Ltd. released an announcement on the progress of a lawsuit, stating that Zhuhai Guangyu had recently received the judgment issued by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court.