CNIPA Deputy Head led a delegation to attend the 59th series of meetings of the Assemblies of WIPO Member States

On September 30 local time, the 59th series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of World Intellectual Property Organization was opened in Geneva. He Hua, Deputy Head of National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) led the Chinese delegation to attend the meetings. Li Song, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Disarmament Affairs of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and David FL Wong, Director of Intellectual Property Department of HK also attended the meeting. 

HE said in his opening remarks that the Chinese government attaches high importance to IPR protection and will make more efforts on the international cooperation for IPR protection by focusing on fostering a business environment and innovation environment of respecting the intellectual value and improving the IP legal system on all fronts. Starting from this year, the Foreign Investment Law was released, the Trademark Law was adapted and the revision of Patent Law and the Copyright Law were accelerated. The punitive damage system for IPR infringement was introduced. The IPR protection has been enhanced. China will continuously improve the quality and efficiency of IPR examination to meet the needs of innovators and market players. HE indicated that over the past year, the Chinese government continues to deepen cooperation with WIPO and sets up 17 technical and innovation-supporting centers in two batches in China. 

(Source: CNIPA)