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Deep & Far Newsletter 2023 ©
July (2)

The Greater China IP Updates V July 2023

By Lyndon 

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China Releases Report on National Intellectual Property Agency Industry Development Status

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration released the abovementioned report on May 11, 2023.  The data showed a growth trend in several areas covered by the report.  In 2022, 645 new patent agencies were established, and 5 foreign patent agencies were allowed to establish resident representative offices.  By the end of 2022, the total number of patent agencies reached 4,520, a year-on-year increase of 586, with an annual growth rate of nearly 15%.  Also, by the end of 2022, the number of trademark agencies nationwide reached 71,466.  In 2022, 7,569 new trademark agencies were registered and 64 were canceled.  However, in early 2023 a new re-registering process was initiated with stricter criteria, which resulted in a new officially sanctioned total of 16,921 trademark agencies.  That number is expected to increase once the review, still ongoing, is completed. 
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The China National Intellectual Property Administration Holds Briefing in Shanghai

The CNIPA recently held a press conference to highlight the special campaigns enacted to protect the intellectual property rights of foreign-funded enterprises over the past three years.  In Shanghai, more than 60 cases of administrative adjudication in the field of foreign-related patent infringement disputes have been handled in this period of time.  Also, the city has investigated and handled over 1,000 cases involving infringements of foreign trademarks.  The campaign is part of the government’s plan to optimize the business environment and, to that end, IPR officials have been stationed in more than 100 large-scale international exhibitions in order to facilitate a swift resolution to any IP dispute.

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