Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reptilian reportage

IP Komodo may have a forked tongue, but he speaks the IP truth! He has trawled this weeks China IP news and the hottest topic appears to be sightings of IP Dragon, with fiery tongue, sighted in the vicinity and very unamused by IP Komodo's blogjacking. IP Komodo may need to beat a hasty return to Indonesia.

IP Trading a disappointment. Quanzhou Trademark Trade Center in Fujian has more than 5,000 trademarks on its books for sale, but "only 30 deals have been completed, despite the fact that many people have shown interest" Holding out for high prices, most trademark owners are declining offers. The news doesn’t tell us what is for sale.

Dilution difficulties. Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has sought to cancel a local Shenzhen company’s AOMEGA mark for cosmetics on the grounds of similarity, but lost at the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB). OMEGA has appealed to the courts. This is one of a constant succession of such well known mark dissimilar goods cases.

China patent stats increase! Domestic applications for invention patents increased 27.9 percent in 2010 from 2009, said a senior patent official here Tuesday. SIPO received more than 391,000 applications for invention patents in 2010, the world's second most, said He Hua, State Intellectual Property Office deputy director, at a Nanjing meeting of heads of local intellectual property rights offices. 74.9 percent were submitted by domestic applicants, he said.

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