CNIPA Head led a delegation to attend the 58th series of meetings of WIPO member states’ assemblies

The Chinese delegation led by Shen Changyu at the 58th series of meetings of WIPO member stats’ assemblies (3rd right on the front)

On September 24 local time, the 58th series of meetings of WIPO member states’ assemblies was inaugurated in Geneva, Switzerland. Shen Changyu, Head of National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) led the Chinese delegation to attend the meetings. Shen called for further cooperation among different parties at the meeting and to promote the development of global IPR system. Yu Jianhua, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of China at Geneva and Ada Leung, Director of IP Department of Hong Kong SAR also attended the meetings.

Shen Changyu said in his speech that the Chinese government always attaches high importance to IPR protection and will further improve the relevant laws and regulations, increase efforts on IPR protection and offer equal protection to all the enterprises, including both domestic and foreign, so as to create sound business and innovation environment.

Early this year, the Chinese government reorganized the CNIPA to consolidate the administration in IPRs, including patents, trademarks, design, geographic indications and IC layout designs and optimize the copyright administration, which greatly improve the efficiency of IPR administration.

Shen indicated that over the past year, China’s IPR development kept good momentum. Statistics show that in the first half of this year, CNIPA received 751,000 applications for invention patents, 358,600 applications for trademark registration, 23,000 PCT international patent applications, up by 6.3% year on year. Last year, China’s copyright registrations totaled 2.73 million.

Shen commended the remarkable achievements made by WIPO over the past year. He pointed out that the Chinese government sustains the efforts to deepen the cooperation with WIPO in the past year. CNIPA also vigorously advances the development of PCT, Madrid and Hague systems in China and supports WIPO Chinese Office in its efficient operation.

(Source: China IP News)