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the 68th Issue: Copyright dispute pulls the plug on singing duo

China IP Weekly   Issue 68 Forward       Subscription    Feb. 17th, 2011

·Copyright dispute pulls the plug on singing duo
Xuriyanggang, a singing duo described by some critics as China's hottest grassroots duo, has been stopped from performing their signature song by the tune's composer, triggering a heated public debate about the country's copyright laws.

·China's international patent filings under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) surged by 56.2 percent
China's international patent filings under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) surged by 56.2 percent in 2010, leading the global growth in international patent filings, which saw a 4.8-percent increase over the period, the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced at a press conference on Wednesday.More

·China Adopts More Measures to Protect IPR on Internet
Chinese government's efforts to protect online intellectual property rights (IPR) will be strengthened this year by promoting the establishment of related industry associations, said Liu Shaodong, an official in the online broadcasting department of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).More

·The State Council to encourage the development of software industry and stressed IPR protection
·The American Chamber of Commerce speaks out on IPR issues
·Liaoning: Patent applications hit historic high
·U.S. Sets up Intellectual Property Advisory Committee
·Brand owners haven't escaped gTLDs
·Significant growth of patent grants and applications in Anhui
·Massive surge in patent filings

·Hopping on the band wagon
·Hebei smashed 38 counterfeit production sites
·Sichuan: Patent grants in Chengdu increases by 58.91%

·Deciding the Infringement Liabilities on Electronic Device Manufacturer Issue 39, By Wang Zhuo, Judge of the IP division, Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court,[Copyright]
The Case: the textbook involved, English for grade 7 (volume 1, 2) and for grade 8 (volume 1, 2) and four sets of corresponding tapes, are standard trial textbooks for compulsory education. Ren’ai applied for its compilation to the textbook assessment office of the Ministry of Education, organized staff to complete it and, after the textbook being preliminarily approved by the national assessment committee for textbooks of primary and middle schools put it to use in standard trial areas of compulsory education.

·The defence against unjustified attacks based on IPR on the opportunity of trade fairs and exhibitions Issue 39, By Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann,[Comprehensive Reports]
Germany is one of the world’s leading locations for international specialist and consumer trade fairs. Numerous important trade fairs and exhibitions take place in Germany’s exhibition venues, including, for instance, the computer fair, CeBit in Hannover, the Hannover Trade Fair, the IFA (consumer electronics) in Berlin, the Nuremburg Toy Fair, the International Weapons Fair (IWA) in Nuremburg and the Frankfurt Car Show. These fairs and numerous other shows have a leading role in the world and as such draw large numbers of visitors and exhibitors each year from all over the world.More

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