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  • IPR courts established in Guangzhou and

    China's second intellectual property rights (IPR) court opened in Guangzhou on December 16, 2014. Six internal institutions including civil, patent, copyright, trademark, and unfair-competition tribunals were set up, and one administrative institution of

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  • SIPO Adjusted the Type of Patent Statist

    From January 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) adjusted the type of patent statistical data available to the public by disclosing patent applications rather than acceptances monthly. This adjustment is to improve patent quality and brin

  • China's Copyright Registrations Break 2

    A total of 2.0077 million copyrights were registered in 2016, an increase of 22.33%, hitting a record new high. Among the 2.0077 million copyrights, 1.6 million of which were works, an increase of 18.63%, 400,000 of which were computer softwares, up 39.48

  • China Tops Global Patent Applications in

    Chinese innovators filed the most patent applications in 2015, an increase of 18.7% over 2014. This totaled almost as many applications as the USPTO, JPO and KIPO combined. Around 1.24 million patents were granted worldwide in 2015, up 5.2% on 2014. T