Editorial
Managing IP is part of the Delinian Group, Delinian Limited, 4 Bouverie Street, London, EC4Y 8AX, Registered in England & Wales, Company number 00954730
Copyright © Delinian Limited and its affiliated companies 2024

Accessibility | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Modern Slavery Statement

Editorial

This year's edition of Managing IP's annual publication focused on intellectual property in China comes at a time of great excitement but also tough challenges.

It is clear that improvements have been made. China has taken important steps to strengthen its IP system. For example, it has established dedicated IP courts and continues to open new tribunals. As this publication went to press, news emerged of big changes at the State Intellectual Property Office. Under the restructuring plan, SIPO will be responsible for facilitating the creation of an IP rights protection system, and the registration and administrative adjudication of trade marks, patents and geographical indications. This will combine the enforcement functions of trade marks and patents which have been separately managed.

Staying on top of IP trends in this rapidly-evolving market can be tough. I hope this publication will provide some help.

Over the following pages, you will learn about some of the most important topics in China IP at the moment. One piece looks at how the protection of IP rights in China is improving.

On the patent side, there are articles about priority in applications, prosecution guidelines, cases that have considered supplementary experimental data, infringement defences, sufficient disclosure at the Supreme Court, standard-essential patents, Taiwan's new patent linkage system, and remedies in the litigation process.

On the trade mark side, there are articles on original equipment manufacturer liability, coexistence agreements and combatting squatters.

On the copyright side, there is a piece looking at cybersquatting and domain names.

If you do business in China, I am sure you will find much worth reading in this Managing IP supplement, the full contents of which can also be found online at managingip.com/China2018.

Michael Loney

Managing editor

Managing IP

more from across site and ros bottom lb

More from across our site

Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP practitioner about their life and career
Daniel Zohny, former head of IP at world football governing body FIFA, has joined Abion as its global head of brand protection
Lawyers explain how Colombia’s willingness to grant preliminary injunctions and a looming compulsory licence have affected their firms’ workloads
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Former Jenner & Block litigators say they plan to capitalise on a ‘huge uptick’ in life sciences work after joining Fish & Richardson’s newly formed life sciences industry team
Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal of Anand & Anand explain how they helped Swiss pharma company Vifor secure a landmark win against generic companies in India
Malisheia Douglas, who spent six years at Eaton Corporation, said she was attracted by the firm's global footprint
The European Parliament has voted in favour of overhauling the SEP framework, a proposal that has sparked deep division among patent owners and implementers
Daniel Poh talks about his journey to becoming managing partner and how firms can win new business from Chinese companies
Missing a deadline can have serious consequences but law firms should consider being lenient to those responsible
Gift this article