• More Convenient in IP Registration, Much Stronger in IP Protection

    --SAMR issued market environment analysis for the first three quarters

  • 2018-11-19 14:37
  •   Intellectual properties are registered more conveniently in China that trademark and patent applications grow with a sharp increase. For the first three quarters, 5.507 million applications were applied, increasing 39.8%. Trademark registration time limit was shortened to within 7 months. Madrid applications filed by domestic applicants reached 4395 for the same time. By the end of September, there were 17.981 million registrations still in force. 67 geographical Indication products were approved, and 223 entities were approved to use Geographical Indication Products Special Sign. By the end of September, 2380 geographical indication products were accumulatively approved (61 overseas products included), and 8179 entities were approved to use the Special Sign, and the relevant product value was about 100 million yuan.

           Intellectual properties protection was strengthened comprehensively. 21000 trademark illegal cases were investigated, a 5.9% year-on-year growth, involving 310 million yuan. Among them, trademark infringement cases were 19800 cases, increasing 8.9%, involving 290 million yuan. About 35000 patent cases were investigated, increasing 32.7%. Among them, 19500 cases were about patent disputes, increasing 43.6%; 15800 cases were about infringed patent, increasing 21.4%.
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