This is a follow up to my last blog post which you can read here. Then, I discussed the major direction of the proposed revisions to the Chinese Patent Law which include the potential for better compensation and evidence gathering for your business. I now focus on how the proposed changes to patent administrative enforcement could affect small businesses in China.
Before we begin, let’s have a brief look at the current administrative enforcement situation for patents in China. Please note that patents in China include design patents, which are equivalent to Registered Community Designs in Europe- they protect the combinations of colour, shape and/or patterns which make your design aesthetically pleasing.