CNIPA Vows to Cleanse Unscrupulous Attorney Acts

CNIPA Vows to Cleanse Unscrupulous Attorney Acts



Recently, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the launching of Operation Blue Sky, a two-year-long campaign targeting illegal acts of the patent attorney profession, such as doing business without a license, representing abnormal patent applications, registering qualification for work without actual work, and soliciting in underhanded ways. Patent firms will be randomly checked by randomly dispatched enforcement officers and results of the checks will be released on a single platform. Those suspected of criminal acts will be transferred to the police. Operation Blue Sky is one of the main programs on strengthening and improving regulations in process and afterwards and promoting favorable developments in the patent attorney profession. In this April, CNIPA issued the Working Plan for Strengthening Patent Attorney Regulation, highlighting key tasks of the Operation Blue Sky. According to the Plan, Intellectual Property Utilization and Promotion Department of CNIPA and local intellectual property offices across the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities will take on relevant tasks for the campaign.

Source: China IP News

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