Archive: May, 2012

50 years protecting Intellectual Property Rights for breeders

50 years protecting Intellectual Property Rights for breeders

International community of breeders of asexually reproduced ornamental and fruit plants

International community of breeders of asexually reproduced ornamental and fruit plants
For the International Registration of Industrial Designs

For the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a Seminar on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, which will take place at WIPO Headquarters, in Geneva, on June 6, 2012. The Seminar will be held in English and French, with simultaneous interpretation […]

Finally – France accedes to the UPOV 1991 Act

Finally – France accedes to the UPOV 1991 Act

On 27 April, France deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. France, which is already one of the seventy members of UPOV, is the fiftieth member to become bound by the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention. The 1991 Act will […]

On 27 April, France deposited its instrument of ratification of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. France, which is already one of the seventy members of UPOV, is the fiftieth member to become bound by the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention. The 1991 Act will […]
The first instance verdict on Crayon Shin-chan

The first instance verdict on Crayon Shin-chan

 The Shanghai Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court gave its first instance verdict on the copyright lawsuit of Crayon Shin-chan on March 23, 2012. Shanghai Enjia Economy and Trade Development Co Ltd was ordered to stop infringement and pay RMB 300,000 ($47,000) to Futabasha Co Ltd in compensation. ‘Crayon Shin-chan’ is a cartoon character in […]

Key case for Apple drags on in China

Key case for Apple drags on in China

The final instance (second instance) hearing of the dispute between Apple Inc and Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd over the use of the iPad trademark, was held in the Guangdong High People’s Court on February 29. The cause of this dispute can be traced back 11 years. ProviewTaipei, like Proview Shenzhen a subsidiary of Proview […]

Impact of new provisions

Impact of new provisions

 Invention, utility model and design are the three types of patent rights available in China. Chinese Patent Law and the Implementing Regulations include interesting provisions related to protecting the same invention-creation using both the invention patent and utility model patent. These provisions seem to have raised awareness of the Chinese utility model among applicants, especially […]