SIPO-EPO Heads Meeting Held in France

On September 30, Heads of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) met in Paris, France. Commissioner of the SIPO Shen Changyu and President of the EPO Benoit Battistelli attended the meeting and jointly signed the Work Plan of EPO-SIPO on Bilateral Co-operation 2017. During the meeting, the two sides held in-depth discussion on cooperative projects such as CPC classification, exchange of patent data, EPOQUE and personnel training.

SPC Head Meets with the Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court

Zhou Qiang, head of China's Supreme People's Court(SPC) met with Samuel Alito, the chief justice of the supreme court of the United States in Beijing on September 14. Zhou introduced China's legal construction and court works to Samuel Alito. Zhou said that China is committed to legal construction and believes that it is basic that a country should be governed by law. At present, China's courts at all levels are emphasizing judicial system reform, promoting fairness and justice in each proceeding. The Supreme People's Court has implemented 65 reform measures to establish fair, transparent an…

Alibaba says it wages war on fakes

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it has tightened policies against copyright infringements and made it easier for brands to issue complaints and request removal of counterfeit items on its platforms. China's biggest e-commerce company took down 380 million product listings and closed about 180,000 Taobao stores in the 12 months to August, according to an Oct 7 letter the company submitted to the US Trade Representative. It has also closed about 675 production, storage, or sales operations of counterfeit products, it added. The efforts seek to address repeated complaints Alibaba has received …