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Intellectual Property

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In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 34 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, confidentiality and rights to designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise. If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the litigation process, ensuring the best outcome in both domestic and international courts.

In China, we also have strategic collaborations with China Pharmaceutical University (CPU) and other leading academic institutions, enabling high quality technical analysis in a broad range of scientific disciplines and support from leading research professors.

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Ye Huang
06/01/2019
PRC Su­preme People’s Court Is­sued Pro­vi­sions on Pro­hib­it­ory...
09/01/2019
China es­tab­lishes IP tribunal in the Su­preme People’s Court
The Su­preme People’s Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) re­leased the Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Re­lated to In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (“IP”) Tribunal (“Pro­vi­sions”) on 27 Decem­ber 2018.
18/09/2017
New De­vel­op­ments on the PRC Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Law
China In­sight - IP
08/01/2019
PRC Su­preme People’s Court is­sued pro­vi­sions on pro­hib­it­ory in­junc­tions...
To fur­ther im­prove and ex­pand pro­hib­it­ory in­junc­tion pro­ced­ures in in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty (“IP”) dis­putes, the PRC Su­preme People’s Court(“SPC”) is­sued on 12 Decem­ber 2018 the Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing the Ap­plic­a­tion of Law in Ex­amin­ing Cases.
Dr. Ulrike Glueck
06/07/2017
PRC Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Law - What are the Most Im­port­ant...
China In­sight - IP
03/01/2019
In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Pro­tec­tion un­der the New PRC E-Com­merce Law
The PRC E-Com­merce Law (the “E-Com­merce Law”) took ef­fect on 1 Janu­ary 2019. It is China’s first com­pre­hens­ive le­gis­la­tion in the E-com­merce field and con­tains reg­u­la­tions on many as­pects re­lat­ing to E-com­merce in­clud­ing the pro­tec­tion of in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty.
17/01/2017
The State AIC Re­leased the Re­vised Stand­ards for Trade­mark...
China In­sight - IP
17/12/2018
China re­leases memor­andum to crack­down on dis­hon­est IP acts
The Na­tion­al In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (“IP”) Ad­min­is­tra­tion (“CNIPA”), the Su­preme People’s Court, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion and thirty-five oth­er state-level au­thor­it­ies of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China jointly re­leased the Memor­andum of.
10/01/2017
Pro­tec­tion of the Per­son­al Name Rights - Case Study:...
China In­sight - IP
06/12/2018
China changes the ap­pel­late jur­is­dic­tion to hear pat­ent and oth­er...
The Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People’s Con­gress of the People’s Re­pub­lic of China has re­cently re­leased the De­cision on Sev­er­al Is­sues con­cern­ing Ju­di­cial Pro­ced­ures for Pat­ent and Oth­er In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty (“IP”) Cases (“De­cision”).
22/11/2016
CMS, China ranked in four Prac­tice Areas in the Leg­al...
17/10/2018
Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.