Gansu plans to build an international IPR harbor along the Silk Road

In order to ensure the sound and sustained development of the “world’s longest economic corridor with most development potential”, Gansu People’s Government decides to set up a leading group on establishment of an international IPR harbor for the Silk Road and accelerate the compilation and approval of the establishment plan. The establishment of the international IPR harbor for the Silk Road marks the preemptive action taken by Gansu in terms of international IPR protection along the Silk Road.

Reportedly, the establishment of an international IPR harbor for the Silk Road advances simultaneously with the technical innovation and reform of Lanzhou - Baiyin Pilot Zone. Over three years of construction, the Lanzhou-Baiyin Pilot Zone, as the regional innovation pattern of demonstrative and driving features, has been explored and initially formed. A 100-billion-yuan petrochemical industrial chain and a 10-billion-yuan industrial chain of biomedicine and aerospace have come into being. The value-added strategic and emerging industries within the zone accounts for 11.41% of GDP and the number of new technical MSMEs totals 1,076 and the new platforms of technical innovation numbers 137. The transformation and transfer of scientific and technical achievements is continuously improving. So far, every 10,000 persons in the Pilot Zone hold 27.58 patents and the annual volume of technical contract has reached 2.73 billion yuan.

As introduced, it is a preemptive move to build an International IPR Hharbor for the Silk Road on the platform of independent innovation demonstration zone. Through such a harbor, the innovation resources can be aggregated, the high-value IPRs can be drawn in, especially the implementation of patent technology, trade circulation, transfer and transformation, so as to offer strong support for China and the countries along the “Belt and Road” to launch international capacity cooperation programs, increase trade volume with the countries along the “Belt and Road” and carry out the supply-side structural reform and industrial transformation and upgrading.

(Source: Workers’ Daily)