the 14th Issue: Major Anti-piracy Case Decided

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China IP Newsletter   Issue 14 Foward       Subscription    Sep 3, 2009

·Major Anti-piracy Case Decided
The biggest crackdown on software piracy in recent years is the latest evidence of the government’s crackdown on copyright infringement. A Chinese court on Aug 20 sentenced four people to prison and levied about $1.6 million in fines against them for various counts of software copyright infringement.More

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech to Launch Patented Cactus-based Low Tar
HARBIN, China, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Inc., a vertically integrated grower, developer, manufacturer and marketer of a variety of cactus-based products in China, announced today that the company has successfully completed the trial production of cactus-based cigarettes and plans to launch two products in the forth quarter in 2009.More

L'Oreal's Attack on Namesake Trademark Denied by Court
Beijing No.1 Intermediate Court hands a defeat to French company L'Oreal, approving registration of the trademark 薇姿WEIZI filed by a person named Liao in March 1999 and challenged by L' Oreal.More

Beijing copyright "Olympic Games" to be held in October
The "2nd China International Copyright Expo" cosponsored by the General Administration of Press and Publication, National Copyright Administration, Beijing Municipal People's Government and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will be held in Beijing National Convention Centre from October 24 to 27.More

·SIPO Commissioner met with WIPO officer Yoshiyuki Takagi

·SARFT rewarded original Chinese cartoons

·Tian Lipu Talks with Newly-appointed USPTO Director on Phone

·China Captures 40 Million Illegal Publications in the First 7 Months

·Trademark Law is under revision

China IP Articles

·Software IP Protection During the Financial Crisis (Issue 30 By Harry Yang)
The spread of the financial crisis in 2009 has affected all walks of life in China, including the software industry. In order to save costs and reduce expenditures, some enterprises ceased buying legitimate software, some cut their budgets for legitimate software, and some even started to use pirated software instead.More

Bayer:Research & Innovation Decides IP Protection Strategy 
(Issue 30 By Doris Li)
Bayer was created in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer in Germany. For Bayer, March 6 is a memorable day, for on that day in 1899, Bayer obtained a registration for the trademark Aspirin, which later became the world’s most widely used and best known pharmaceutical brand known as the “drug of the century” and supported strongly the commercial success of the company.More

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