“Longteng” Action kicked off to escort the leading IP enterprises in “going global”

Starting from September 1, the customs across the country would roll out the 3-month special campaign for the IPR protection of leading export enterprises with IP advantages, codenamed as “Longteng” Action. In this action, the customs nationwide will focus on the products exported to Africa, Middle East and Latin America as well as the countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”, including electronics, engineering machinery, daily necessities, holiday products and other conventional competitive products. It aims to carry out special law enforcemen…

China Focus: China steps up protection of intellectual property rights

Judge Yang Liping's office is stacked with files, and she even has a supermarket trolley for clerks to bring new dossiers. She works in the fifth civilian court of Haidian district court in Beijing. The court handles intellectual property rights (IPR) disputes. "There are just too many cases and no choice. We often have to work overtime," she said. "In the first half year, the court handled 6,072 IPR-related cases, almost the total amount for last year," said Yang Dejia, chief of the IPR court. "The IPR court has 25 staff, of which there are nine judges, but our workload continues to …

High-value patents key to growing industry

As the world's top patent filer, China needs to develop more high-value patents that feature cutting-edge technology, market competitiveness and legal stability, industry insiders said at a seminar held last week as part of the China Patent Annual Conference 2017. Li Cheng, deputy general manager of Intellectual Property Publishing House, a patent intelligence provider, said patent creation is the source of the entire patent industry. However, "compared with those strong patent powerhouses around the world, China lacks basic, original and high-value patents, especially in some core secto…