The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce releases rules on intellectual property regarding competition law

Following several years of drafting and public consultations, on April 13 the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“SAIC”) released its Rules on the Prohibition of Abuses of Intellectual Property Rights for the Purposes of Eliminating or Restricting Competition (the “Rules”). The SAIC is one of three agencies responsible for enforcing China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”). The Rules, which will take effect on August 1, 2015, are expected to guide the agency’s future enforcement actions in this important area of AML enforcement. Summary The Rules apply to agreements regarding intellectual property rights (“IPRs”), other coordinated activity (including patent pools and standard-setting and implementation), and certain unilateral conduct by dominant firms

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  • Covington & Burling (Shanghai)
  • Covington & Burling (Shanghai)
  • Covington & Burling (Beijing)
  • Covington & Burling (Washington)
  • Covington & Burling (Beijing)

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Robert J. Williams, Weishi Li, Timothy Stratford, James J. O'Connell, Yan Luo, The Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce releases rules on intellectual property regarding competition law, 7 April 2015, e-Competitions April 2015, Art. N° 95734

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