Law & Policy

China issues the first-ever "Guidelines for Handling Criminal Cases of Infringing upon Trade Secrets"

China’s Jiangsu Province has issued the first-ever "Guidelines for Handling Criminal Cases of Infringing upon Trade Secrets" (hereinafter referred to as the "Guidelines"), according to news released on January 8.

CNIPA published the China Patent Survey Report 2021

Recently, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the "China Patent Survey Report 2021" (hereinafter referred to as "the Report"), conveying that at the current stage, China's patent transfer and transformation s

Tencent, Alibaba, DiDi, Bilibili fined $75,000 for defying pre-merger rules

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the top market regulator, on July 11 issued administrative orders imposing a fine of 500,000 yuan ($75,000) on each of 15 business undertakings for their failure to notify the government agency of a total of 28 transactions embodied as acqui

China approves first AMDs to Anti-Monopoly Law effective in August

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC), China’s highest organ of state power and legislature, on June 24 passed an amendment resolution approving proposed first amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) of China, which will come into force on August 1. These Chinese competi

China issues draft AMDs to collective marks and certification marks

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on June 7 began to solicit public comment on the draft amendments to the Measures for the Administration and Protection of Collective Marks and Certification Marks (《集体商标、证明商标管理和保护办法》), indicating the consultation window would stay open