China Identifies 74 Geographic Indications of Agricultural Products in Xinjiang

Up to date, China has identified 74 geographic indications (GIs) of agricultural products from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 25 of which are approved in recent five years, a source from Xinjiang Brand Research Institute revealed on February 15. The Institute achieved great results in 2016. Hetian Jujube, Hetian Carpet and another five brands were honored with “Chinese GIs” and protected by rules governing appellation of origin. According to 2016 Report on Xinjiang Brand Development released by the Institute, there were 1,468 valid brands of ag…

The 3rd Revision of China’s Copyright Law Is in Sight

The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) issued the 13th Five-Year Plan on Copyright this month. It’s required to advance the 3rd revision of Copyright Law, when necessary, to establish copyright collective management organizations (CCMO) for performance, arts and other fields. The Plan begins with a review of the results achieved in the 12th Five-Year Plan. It also points out challenges facing copyright protection environment, copyright awareness of the public and copyright legalization. The Plan requires the 3rd revision should focus on the development of Regulations on Copyri…

Copyright Registrations Exceed 2 Million in 2016

China received more than two million new copyright registrations in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, according to official figures revealed by the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) on February 21. In particular, copyright registrations for works and software totaled 1,599,597and 407,774 respectively, with the remaining 327 registrations recorded as pledge. Due to further implementation of national intellectual property strategy and innovation-driven development strategy, copyright awareness of the public got improved and copyright registration work at various registries was moving…