The Requirements on IPR Management for Equipment Manufacturers (GJB 9158-2017) released

The Requirements on IPR Management for Equipment Manufacturers (GJB 9158-2017) (hereinafter referred to as “Requirements”), mainly drafted by the National Defense Intellectual Property Office of Equipment Development Department under the Central Military Commission, was promulgated by the Equipment Development Department. It is China's first national military standard for IPR management in the field of equipment manufacturing and has come into force as of December 1, 2017. Based on the national standard titled IPR Management Specifications for Companies…

China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings in 2016

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office. Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up 8.3% in a seventh straight yearly increase, according to WIPO’s annual World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report. China received about 236,600 of the nearly 240,600 additional patent filings, accounting for 98% of total grow…

China pursues tough stance on IPR infringement

China is set to impose severe punishments in intellectual property right (IPR) infringement and counterfeiting cases. "Penalties for IPR infringements will be increased and the cost of safeguarding such rights will be lowered," according to a statement following a State Council executive meeting Wednesday. It is a significant move to demonstrate the government's determination to safeguard IPR, which is crucial to innovation, new growth and optimizing allocation of resources "Quick and low-cost ways of safeguarding IPR must be expanded," the statement said. At the same time, the government …

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