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China’s SIPO Issues FAQs Relating to Patent Law

With the view to facilitate a better understanding of the country’s Patent Law, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has issued a set of frequently asked questions regarding various patent issues in the country. The answers provided are based on existing regulations. Detailed information can be found below. Q: Can computer software be patented in China? [...]

Sep 19 2013, 8:43 am | Posted in Intellectual Property | Read More »

Apple Settles Case Against Proview Over iPad Trademark

Apple Settles Case Against Proview Over iPad Trademark

Apple agreed to settle their dispute with Proview Technology Shenzhen over the iPad trademark use in the Chinese mainland by paying US$ 60 million. The Higher Court of Guangdong Province asked Apple to transfer the money to a assigned account by the court. The settlement agreement took effect last June 25 and the Intermediate Court [...]

Jul 3 2012, 10:33 am | Posted in Intellectual Property | Read More »

Apple Might Lose iPad Trademark Case to Proview

Apple Might Lose iPad Trademark Case to Proview

Apple might not be able to use the iPad trademark in the Chinese mainland as a provincial court regarded Shenzhen Proview Technology as the rightful owner of the iPad trademark. The court is now mediating a settlement between the two companies. The deputy director of the National Copyright Administration said the government have acknowledge Shenzhen [...]

Apr 26 2012, 10:06 am | Posted in Intellectual Property | Read More »

Apple’s iPad Being Pulled from Store Shelves and May Be Denied Export

Apple’s iPad Being Pulled from Store Shelves and May Be Denied Export

Due to a legal battle between a Taiwanese technology firm, Proview Technologies over the iPad trademark, retailers in Chinese cities have been asked to remove it from their shelves and to stop selling the popular tablet PCs. Several major shopping malls in Shanghai’s Xuliahui District have already stopped ordering iPads, while other cities such as [...]

Feb 17 2012, 12:55 pm | Posted in Featured,Intellectual Property | Read More »

Apple Still Needs iPad Trademark for the Chinese Market

Apple Still Needs iPad Trademark for the Chinese Market

A suit sought by Apple in which they were hoping to gain control of the iPad trademark from the Shenzhen branch of Proview Electronics (Taiwan) was rejected by a court in Shenzhen; and because of the court’s decision, Apple may not be able to call their iPad an iPad in the Chinese mainland, and will [...]

Dec 8 2011, 10:02 am | Posted in Featured,Intellectual Property | Read More »

Furniture building to be the highest in Dongguan

Furniture building to be the highest in Dongguan

The famous furniture HQ building in Houjie will begin its construction. When the building is done, it will replace the Global Trade Plaza as the tallest building in Dongguan. The building will take the shape of a sword and is situated in the middle of Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center. The skyscrapers concrete height is [...]

Mar 7 2011, 7:42 am | Posted in Intellectual Property | Read More »

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