The 15th edition of Managing IP's annual publication devoted
to IP in China tracks the Middle Kingdom's shifting IP law
landscape. Significant progress has been made in protecting
works of applied art and curbing bad faith filing. Readers may
be especially interested to learn about China's change of heart
on business method patents.
Despite these changes, however, China remains a challenging,
and often strange, place for IP rights holders to do business.
Therefore, many of the articles in this edition also look at
the intricacies of the Chinese IP system, and how to navigate
your way through it. One chapter looks at trade mark use
involving OEMs, another at patent evaluation reports, another
at how to deal with patent infringers at exhibitions. A
cautionary tale is told about Jaguar Land Rover's ill-fated
attempts to protect its design patents. One article provides an
excellent guide to protecting your brand in China by looking at
the issue on multiple levels.
Whatever your area of practice, I'm sure you will find much
of value in the 13 chapters of this edition. The full contents
can be found online at managingip.com/China2017.