SIPO to establish early settlement mechanism for drug patent disputes

On April 21, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) issued a plan to implement the opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection from 2020 to 2021.

On April 21, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) issued a plan to implement the opinions on strengthening intellectual property protection from 2020 to 2021.

The plan proposes to promote the amendment and examination of the Patent Law, introduce a system of punitive damages for infringement, promote the extension of patent validity, and strengthen drug patent protection.

In addition, the government will continue to carry out law enforcement actions against counterfeit drugs and severely crack down on related products such as counterfeit drugs and biological products.

Secondly, it will establish an early resolution mechanism for drug patent disputes by the end of October 2020.

Finally, it will promote the promulgation of regulations on the protection of traditional Chinese medicine knowledge.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/04/22/sipo-to-establish-early-settlement-mechanism-for-drug-patent-disputes/.

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