China will no longer issue paper certificates from March 3, 2020

The China National Intellectual Property Administration issued the Announcement on "Matters Related to Electronic Patent Certificates and Electronic Seals of Electronic Patent Application" (No. 349), stating that for patents issued…

Taiwan Amended Patent Act from Nov. 1, 2019

The amendments to the Patent Act promulgated on May 1, 2019 will come into force on November 1, 2019. The main points of the amended act include: the term of…

New patent system in Hong Kong from Dec. 19, 2019

A new patent system will be launched in Hong Kong on December 19, 2019. Notices appointing the above date as the commencement date of the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 and…