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  1. Legal news
    25 April 2019
    China amends Trademark Law against Bad Faith Applications without Intent to Use
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/china-amends-trademark-law-against-bad-faith-applications-without-intent-to-use

    Over the last six months China has built a new national level Patent Appeal Court. On 23 April 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("NPC") passed a decision to amend the Trademark Law and the ...

  2. Legal news
    24 April 2019
    Jaguar Land Rover's victory against Land Wind X7 – is it a fluke or a trend?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/jaguar-land-rovers-victory-against-land-wind-x7-is-it-a-fluke-or-a-trend

    In March 2019, the Beijing Chaoyang District Court ruled in favour of Jaguar Land Rover ("JLR") and ordered an injunction against Jiangling Holding's car model Land Wind X7 which closely resembled the design of JLR's ...

  3. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    China Released its Second Draft DAL Amendments to the Drug Administration Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/life-sciences-and-healthcare-newsletter-aug-2019

    On 20 April 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("NPC") held a second deliberation meeting to discuss the Draft Amendments to Drug Administration Law ("Second Draft DAL Amendments"). A week ...

  4. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    China Imposes New Export Restrictions for COVID-19 Medical Products
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-imposes-new-export-restrictions-for-covid-19-medical-products

    On 31 March 2020, the “Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs and the National Medical Product Administration (NMPA) issued Notice No. 5 of 2020 – Notice on the Orderly Conducting of Medical Materials ...

  5. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brand Protection and Frequently Asked Questions for Car Manufacturers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/brand-protection-and-frequently-asked-questions-for-car-manufacturers

    The automotive industry is a typical IP-intensive industry, with a well-defined and combined trademark system. However, the applicants may face many difficulties due to the characteristics of the industry. For example, ...

  6. Legal news
    04 December 2020
    Supplemental Protection Period for pharmaceutical patents in China - Update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/supplemental-protection-period-for-pharmaceutical-patents-in-china---update

    On 27 November 2020, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued the draft Implementing Regulations of the PRC Patent Law (“Draft Amendments for Implementing Regulations”) for public ...

  7. Legal news
    24 August 2020
    Examining Bad Faith Applications Under the Amended Trademark Law in China - Are the amendments living up to their expectations?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/examining-bad-faith-applications-under-the-amended-trademark-law-in-china

    The latest amendments to the Trademark Law in China came into effect on 1 November 2019. One of the most closely watched amendments by brand owners is the new provision under Article 4 which refuses bad faith trademark ...

  8. Legal news
    03 August 2020
    China Updates Drug Registration Rules and the Measures for Monitoring Drug Production – Part 2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-updates-drug-registration-rules-and-the-measures-for-monitoring-drug

    The restating of the expedited review pathways, and the recently published work procedures, appear to be a step toward improving a process that has seemingly changed numerous times over the years.

  9. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    Chinese patent linkage system - the Chinese Supreme Court issues Draft Judicial Interpretations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/chinese-patent-linkage-system---the-chinese-supreme-court-issues-draft-judicial-interpretations

    As the patent linkage provisions are new for China, the Draft Judicial Interpretations provide some guidance on how the system will be implemented in practice. The Draft Judicial Interpretations are open for public ...

  10. Legal news
    10 March 2021
    Judicial Interpretations for Punitive Damages in China – wilful and serious IP infringers watch out!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/judicial-interpretations-for-punitive-damages-in-china-wilful-and-serious-ip-infringers-watch-out

    On 3 March 2021, the Chinese Supreme Court issued the “Supreme Court’s Interpretations on the Application of Punitive Damages in the Trial of Civil Cases of Intellectual Property Infringement” (the “SPC Punitive Damages ...