China Plans to Assign Intellectual Property Right Officials to Its Embassies

On January 17, the State Council Information Office held a press conference centering on the 13th Five Year National Plan on IPR Protection and Utilization. Gan Shaolin, Deputy Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office, revealed that China is studying the possibility to assign intellectual property right officials to its Embassies, aimed at helping enterprises to go abroad and serving the Belt and Road initiative.

Donald Trump retains direct tie to businesses, documents show

New documents confirm that Donald Trump retains a direct tie to his business interests through a revocable trust overseen by one of his adult sons and a longtime executive of the Trump Organization. The president is the sole beneficiary of the Donald J Trump Revocable Trust, which is tied to his social security number as the taxpayer identification number, according to documents published online by the investigative nonprofit ProPublica. Trump can revoke the trust, which was amended three days before his inauguration, at any time. The details about the trust were included in a 27 Janu…

China Internet Enterprises IPR Protection Strategic Alliance Established in Beijing

On January 20, under the guidance and support of the Office of the National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting, a number of China’s well-known internet enterprises and E-commerce enterprises jointly initiated and set up China Internet Enterprises IPR Protection Strategic Alliance (“Alliance”) in Beijing. With the mission of “Communication and Promotion, Utilization and Protection, Innovation and Development”, the Alliance would implement the national IPR strategy and exemplarily comply with IPR laws and regulations.