China Update 6 August 2011 from IP Think Tank / 中国知识产权动向,2011年8月6日 来自IP Think Tank

Here is Think IP Strategy’s weekly selection of China-focused intellectual property news as well as some of the biggest news from around the globe breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

以下是Think IP Strategy发布的每周中国知识产权动态以及本周国际上发生的重要的知识产权新闻。这些新闻来源于新闻网站和专业人士的博客圈。

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.



Highlights from around the globe/ 本周国际上的知识产权新闻:

UK Supreme Court: Star Wars helmets did not infringe copyright because they are not art: Lucasfilm v Ainsworth / 英国最高法院:销售《星球大战》头盔纺织品没有侵犯版权 (Out-Law) (Art and Artiface) (1709 Blog) (IPKat) (Class 99) (IP finance) (IP Whiteboard) (Class 99)

CAFC confirms that isolated DNA may be patented: Association for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office / 美国联邦巡回法院判决认定,分离出的基因可以授予专利 (Orange Book Blog) (IP Watch) (KEI) (Patent Docs) (Patent Docs) (IP Spotlight) (Patently-O) (Inventive Step) (Patentology) (Patent Law Practice Center) (IPBiz) (Out-Law) (PharmaPatents) (Maier & Maier) (Patent Docs) (Patent Baristas)

Memantine – EU: CJEU ruling rejects pre-65/65 authorisations: Case C-195/09 Synthon v Merz Pharma / 美金刚胺- 欧洲法院判决驳回Synthon诉Mrz Pharma一案中的预授权  (The SPC Blog) (EPLAW)

Modafinil – UK: EWHC: Constructing a case for infringing particle-size patents: Cephalon Inc, Cephalon France SAS and Cephalon (UK) Ltd v Orchid Europe Ltd and Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) / 莫达非尼- 英国高等法院在判决中确立“药物颗粒型号专利侵权”原则 (JIPLP) (Spicy IP)

UK Government broadly backs Hargreaves recommendations to change IP frameworks / 英国政府公开表明将修改知识产权框架  ( (1709 Copyright Blog) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Solo IP) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (Excess Copyright) (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)


General / 综合

Cyber attacks: ‘Biggest transfer of IP in history’ points to China / 电脑安全:知识产权历史上最重要的转折指向中国 (IP Dragon)

The Apple way to succeed in China – sticking to your established business principles / 苹果在中国的成功模式——坚持你的商业信条 (China Law Blog)

The PRC Antimonopoly Enforcement Agencies and the US Antitrust Agencies signed Antitrust MOU / 中国与美国签署关于反垄断备忘录 (China Law Insight)

If central Government is not omnipotent deal directly with provinces: USPTO Jiangsu MOU / 江苏省政府与美国专利商标局签订知识产权备忘录 (IP Dragon)


Patents / 专利

The WSJ is very wrong about China and patents, but very right about innovation there /华尔街对中国及其专利的理解错误,但是对发明的理解正确 (IAM)

Sobering statistics put China’s innovation into perspective / 数据证明中国的发明远景良好 (IP Dragon)

The bad euh … good euh … Bad news on indigenous innovation in China /中国自主发明的一些不利消息 (IP Dragon)


Trademarks / 商标

How and why to trademark in China /为什么要在中国注册商标? (China Law Blog)

British brand RITS copied in China but finally protected by the court – China court orders the Shanghai Lichi company not to copy and use RITS / 百年英国“雷茨”告倒上海“丽池”(Ifeng News)

How many so called foreign brands are actually registered by Chinese companies and produced in China? / 数数那些熟悉的“假洋鬼子” (


Copyright / 著作权

Undecent Miffy Bunnies spotted in Macau / 非法生产的米菲兔进入澳门 (IP Dragon)

Did Rainbow QQ infringe the software copyright of Tecent QQ? / 为什么彩虹QQ未侵犯腾讯QQ软件的版权?(Zol Blog)

Chinese video sharing web companies compete in purchasing copyright at an extremely high price / 中国视频网站烧钱砸版权:买剧如买房 (

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