We have the pleasure to inform you that Chinese Trademark Office (Called hereinafter, the Office) becomes more flexible in its doctrine, and accepts trademark protection in respect of wholesale or retail services for certain products.



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Stem Cell Researchers in the European Union were struck by bad news on October 18, 2011, when the Court of Justice of the European Union released a judgement confirming the European Union's generally strict approach to patent protection of embryonic stem cells.

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On February 2, 2011 the Board of Appeal of the EPO decided in case T1652/07 that a change in claim category from a "method of treatment claim" to a "device for treatment claim" overcame the objection raised under Art.53(c) EPC against European patent application no.00204121.8.

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