An Update On China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Guidelines On IP

Law360, New York (December 15, 2015, 10:58 AM EST) -- This fall, two of China’s three Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) agencies, the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, issued draft guidelines on the application of the AML to matters involving intellectual property rights.[1] According to a press release issued by the SAIC, all three AML agencies are expected to submit separate (and reportedly competing) versions of the draft guidelines to China’s State Council by the end of January 2016. The final guidelines will purportedly bind all three agencies, although there...
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