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Following the success in 2019 MIP IP Stars Ranking, once again Beijing East IP is ranked as 2020 Tier 2 Firm in China for both trademark contentious and trademark prosecution practices by MIP.
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On June 24, 2020, Beijing High Court, as the second instance court, rendered the final and effective judgments on five trademark invalidations against “GU DU XING QIU in Chinese” and “LONELY PLANET and GU DU XING XING in Chinese.” Ms. Yan ZHANG, Ms. Tianmei DENG and Mr. Liang YIN at Beijing East IP Law Firm represented Lonely Planet and won the victory in both the first instance and the second instance.
Beijing East IP Law Firm (referred as “East IP Law Firm”) on behalf of Beijing Great Wonder International Cultural Technology Co., Ltd. (Great Wonder), sued a company operating culture and art development in Hefei for copyright infringement and unfair competition disputes, in which East IP Law Firm filed an application for behavior preservation on behalf of the client in order to prevent the further spread of the confusion and adverse effects caused by the defendant’s behaviors.
East IP Silicon Valley Partner Dr. Liaoteng Wang talked about the weakening of the US IP system with respect to patent eligibility and China’s concurrent strengthening in those areas. The webinar is moderated by former Chief Judge Paul Michel and joined by former PTO Director David Kappos, Berkeley Law Professor Robert Merges and Associate Dean of Tsinghua Law School Dr. Guobin Cui.
At the beginning of 2019, BEIJING EAST IP LTD/BEIJING EAST IP LAW FIRM received good news once again. In the activity of “Insight into Trends, Pioneer the Future—2019 China Intellectual Property Forum New Year Sharing Session and Service Industry Awards Ceremony” hosted by China Intellectual Property Forum Organizing Committee and Beijing Power-nation Intellectual Property Institute recently, ZHAO LIN from BEIJING EAST IP LTD/BEIJING EAST IP LAW FIRM won the honor of “Top Ten Internet Lawyers of the Year” by virtue of her excellent achievements.
On April 26, the Guangdong Higher People’s Court issued Guidelines for Trial of Dispute Cases Involving Standard Essential Patents (for Trial Implementation) (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines includes 32 articles and focuses on the following four aspects: 1. General issues regarding standard essential patent (SEP) dispute cases; 2. Issues on civil liability for ceasing implementation of an SEP; 3. Issues for determining SEP license fees; and 4. Issues for anti-trust dispute trial involving SEP.
Appointed Translators: Jason WANG / Austin CHANG, Beijing East IP Law Firm Author: Baoqing ZANG, Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) Original Chinese text: China Industry and Commerce Newspaper June 21, 2016
On February 28, the Beijing IP Court (“IP Court”) issued a decision in Qilu Pharmaceutical v. the PRB ((2017)京73行初字No. 5365), which reversed a ruling by the Patent Reexamination Board (“PRB”) that upholds the validity of Patent No. 200910176994.1 (the “’994 patent”) owned by Beijing Sihuan Pharmaceutical (“Sihuan”). The IP Court holds that the inauthentic experimental data presented in the original description result in the failure to satisfy the enablement requirement.
China has three types of patents, i.e., invention, utility model, and design. The utility model patent does not have the counterpart in some other jurisdictions such as the USA, so some essential aspects of the utility model patent will be introduced below for better understanding of it.
On December 20, 2017, in the Patent Reexamination Board of SIPO (PRB) v. Beijing Winsunny Harmony Science & Technology Co., Ltd. ((2016)最高法行再41号), the Supreme Court held that a Markush claim, when drawn to a class of chemical compounds, should be interpreted as a set of Markush elements rather than a set of independent specific compounds. The present case is a petition for retrial filed by the PRB, requesting the Supreme Court to review the second-instance decision made by the Beijing High People’s Court (“High Court”). In reversing the PRB’s decision in the invalidation proceedings instituted by Beijing Winsunny Harmony Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Winsunny”), the High Court recognized a Markush claim as claiming a set of parallel technical solutions.