China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases 8-Point Work Plan for 2023
On May 28 2023 China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Key Points of the Work of the CNIPA in 2023 (国家知识产权局2023年工作要点). Key points include legislate work, such as proposing a new round of amendments to the Trademark Law, completing the amendments to the Detailed Rules for Implementation of the Patent Law, as well introducing more substantive examination of designs and utility models. Excerpts follow.
- Continue to promote the supporting revision of the “Guidelines for Patent Examination”, and formulate the “Guidelines for the Examination of Geographical Indication Products.”
- Do a good job in the examination of the obviousness examination of designs and utility models.
- Continue to crack down on abnormal patent applications, malicious trademark registrations, and hoarding, and transfer relevant case evidence in a timely manner.
- Promote the completion of the amendments to the Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law.
- Promote a new round of amendments to the Trademark Law and its implementation regulations.
- Advance the revision of the “Regulations and Administration of Collective Trademarks and Certification Marks.”
- Participate in the promotion of my country’s accession to the “Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement” (CPTPP).
The full text is available here (Chinese only).
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