Welcome to the NAIP's English-language blog on IP-related news and topics for inventors, engineers, companies and patent professionals in Asia. As we get started, feel free to share your thoughts, comments or any suggestions, and check back often for the latest updates.

Bookmark this page! or Subscribe (RSS)

9/05/2008 IP News & Blog Round-Up

  • Microsoft faces an antimonopoly investigation in China - Claims that Microsoft uses its 70% market share to set prices have cause the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission to open an investigation. Microsoft China's preliminary argument? Most of that 70% is counterfeit software. (from Chinese Law Prof Blog)
  • The Brand Battle spills over into the Internet - And you thought Patents were tough. This article details the growing importance and complications of trademarks in the Internet era. (from the New York Times)
  • The Wangfang lawsuit shows why Class Action is truly something to be afraid of in China - An infringement suit against an online information content provider for unauthorized use of copyrighted material demands damages of an acceptable RMB 7,000 (US$1,000) per person. Yet the number of plaintiffs brings the total figure up to RMB 3.5 million. (China Hearsay)


Back to Top