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  1. Legal news
    10 March 2021
    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    29 June 2021
    Review on the fourth amendment to the PRC Patent law: Important update for Patent owners doing business in China

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been sweeping the world since the end of 2019, exerting a far-reaching impact on global economic and technological development. With the concerted efforts of countries around the world and the ...

  3. Legal news
    28 January 2021
    Design update - China edges closer towards joining the Hague system

    On 27th November 2020 the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) issued a “Proposed Amendment for the Implementing Regulations of Patent Law” (“Draft Regulations”) for public consultation. ...

  4. Legal news
    25 April 2019
    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 ...

  5. Legal news
    24 April 2019
    Jaguar Land Rover's 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    China Released its Second Draft DAL Amendments to the Drug Administration Law

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    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 ...

  8. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    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, ...

  9. Legal news
    04 December 2020
    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 ...

  10. Legal news
    24 August 2020
    Examining Bad Faith Applications Under the Amended Trademark Law in China - Are the amendments living up to their expectations?

    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 ...