Olympic mascots get all-around protection

The National Intellectual Property Administration is pushing to promote IP protection for cartoon panda Bing Dwen Dwen and personified red lantern Shuey Rhon Rhon, the newly introduced official mascots of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games. On Sept 16, a day before the mascots were unveiled, NIPA received a series of applications from the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The submissions included eight applications for design patents and 270 trademark filings related to the mascots' i…

Boost for intellectual property financing

Banks and insurers will be encouraged to increase support for the use of intellectual property in financing in an effort to support the development of innovative technology enterprises, according to a notice released on Friday. Jointly issued by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the National Intellectual Property Administration and the National Copyright Administration, it said intellectual property was hard to evaluate, dispose of, or sell, which had restricted the growth of intellectual property financing.

Beijing to hold Bordeaux wine festival

This year's Bordeaux wine festival is scheduled to be held between Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 at the Simatai section of the Great Wall in Miyun District of Beijing, the organizer said Thursday. Co-hosted by the district government of Miyun and the Bordeaux Wine Council, the festival will make its first appearance on the Chinese mainland. The three-day wine and dine carnival will include an opening ceremony, wine tasting events, summits, wine parties, vintage selections and other activities.