Chinese dramas go global2016-01-06

The Legend of Miyue is one of the most recent Chinese TV dramas to be screened overseas. Exportation of Chinese TV drama copyrights has been on the rise.

China signs copyright cooperation deal2015-12-09

The National Copyright Administration and the World Intellectual Property Organization signed an agreement on Dec 1 in Shanghai to strengthen bilateral cooperation in intellectual property rights.

Japan Boosts 2020 Logo Defense, Belgian Designer May Take Action2015-09-09

The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said he had never seen the other logo.

Japan's New Patent Law: Employees' Patents Belong to Enterprises2015-09-09

On July 3, the Upper House of Japanese Parliament Plenary Session passed the new Patent Law, permitting that enterprises could hold the patents employees invented at work after they inform employees of the employment regulations.

EPO Hosts Major Conference on Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court2015-09-09

On July 16, the EPO hosted key actors in IP for Premier Cercle's annual conference on the unitary patent and the unified patent court.

New Commissioner for Patent of USPTO Appointed2015-09-09

The US Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced on July 30 that US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Drew Hirshfeld to be the new Commissioner for Patents effective immediately.

KIPO Revises the Patent Act to Benefit Both Consumers and Applicants2015-09-09

On July 29, KIPO implemented its revised enforcement rules of the Patent Act.

An over view of trademark oppositions in the United States (I)2015-06-26

This two-part article is intended to provide a brief overview of the trademark opposition procedure in the United States.

The future patent system of the European Union2014-03-05

By now, regardless of home country, most people who are active in the IP field have heard that the member states of the European Union (EU) have agreed on new legislation concerning unitary patent protection throughout the union.

Armstrong case highlights problem in determining similar goods2014-01-20

In China’s Trademark Law, similar trademarks and similar goods are the criteria for identifying trademark infringements. Similar goods are the prerequisite for similar trademarks. In practice, there is a quite complex relationship between the registered classification of goods and the actual use of goods.

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