The “X Annual Intellectual Property Conference of China” held in Hangzhou, eastern Zhejiang Province, brought important developments in intellectual property for the Asian global power. The director of the ¨National Copyright Administration of China¨, Shen Changyu, said last September 2nd, that the country is working to implement a strict system of intellectual property protection, in order to continue with the development of a satisfactory innovation and business environment in the territory.
Among the planned measures, in the case of trademarks, the aforementioned director explained that China will apply a very strict new punitive system of compensation to fight trademark violations and it will intensify efforts to deal with malicious trademark registrations. On the other hand, in the case of patents, a patent law review is planned and, also, the development of a compensation system for the protection of drug patents. Moreover, the country will also extend the period of protection of designs, and improve the quality and efficiency in intellectual property review.
Within the global context where China is waging a commercial battle against the United States, these changes to be implemented will have consequences not only in the Asian country, …Read More
Echoes of the New Copyright Directive approved by the European Parliament last month extend to the other side of the pond. That is why, taking advantage of the popularity achieved by the new community copyright reforms for Internet platforms, the Argentine Society of Management of Performing Actors of Argentina (Sagai) announced the launch of a new campaign to demand from them, specifically YouTube, the enforcement of the National Intellectual Property Law.
In this regard, it is important to remark that the aforementioned entity filed a lawsuit with YouTube (whose parent company is Google) 4 years ago for the lack of payment to actors when that platform uploads national series and films (only claim in the world made by a entity of this type). The form of collection to which Sagai aspires is a percentage, regulated by the Argentine Government through the Intellectual Property Law. That is why, according to their representatives, they are very close to the initiative approved in the European Parliament.
As mentioned in another post of this blog1, the new European directive imposes the use of filters to stop the load of content that may have copyright (as …Read More