the rise in the number of applications for trademark registration last year
infringement cases have been established in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
Statistics from the Supreme People’s Court showed that there were 130,000 IPR litigations in the country in 2014, a year-on-year rise of nearly 20 percent, an indication that a growing number of companies are leveraging the stricter laws to protect their inventions.
“Such tightened restraints and the ability to utilize intellectual property rights are helping firms become more productive,” said Lu, during the Shanghai International Intellectual Property Forum on Dec 1. She added that the new laws and regulations have also encouraged more companies to file for patents, with more than 60 percent of the applications coming from enterprises.
“A number of companies owning core IPs, such as Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation, which are both