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The PRB conduct a joint trialin Wenzhou

Recently, the Joint Examination and Business Coordination Office of the Machinery Appeals Division Two of PRB went to Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province to conduct a circuit trial, and for the first time tried to jointly review with the local intellectual property departments to announce the conclusion of the review.

The PRB handled a total of 5 cases, and carried out joint trialof patent invalidation request, patent infringement dispute administrative reconciliation and patent infringement arbitration on 3 patents with China Wenzhou (Apparel) Intellectual Property Rapid Rights Protection Center and Wenzhou Intellectual Property Arbitration Institute. According to the trial of the case, the PRB announced the examination conclusion on the two utility model cases in the joint trial. More than 30 people from Wenzhou Intellectual Property College and patent agencies attended the trial.

Then the PRB also exchanged views with members of the Wenzhou Intellectual Property Service Alliance on some typical issues in the patent invalidation procedure.


This trial mode ofjoint trial with local IPR authorities and pronounced conclusion in court has achieved a seamless connection between patent confirmation and rights protection procedures, saving the time and cost of both parties, enhancing the exchange of PRB and local intellectual property departments,and has made a useful attempt to build a “grand IP protection” and “fast IP protection”pattern.(Reported by Chen Xuwei, and translated by Fan Rong)



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