IP “three-in-one” reform piloted in Pudong, Shanghai

To carry out integrated management of patents, trademarks and copyrights, form the protection pattern driven by the “four wheels” of administrative law enforcement, judicial protection, mediation and arbitration as well as social supervision and establish the “five-in-one” value realization platform

Since the first pilot of national “three-in-one”IP administration and law enforcement launched in January 1, 2015, Shanghai Pudong IP Administration have kept exploring the work on system innovation, protection and utilization of IP. Hence, a centralized “three-in-one”management system of patents, trademarks and copyrights has been established, a “four-wheel” IP protection pattern combining administrative law enforcement, judicial protection, mediation and arbitration and social supervision has been formed, and a “five-in-one” platform of IP value realization in terms of investment, credit, guarantee, transaction and service has ta ken form.

One department for management, one window for service and one team for investigation

Pudong adopts combined management of patents, trademarks and copyrights to deal with cases with one department in charge of management, one window for service and one team in charge of investigation. An in-process and afterwards supervision system featuring “double randomization” and “double evaluation” is set up. From January to June, over 16,000 patent applications were filed, up by 20% over the same period last year; 73,000 copyright registrations were recorded, over ten times more than that of last year.

Restructure the factors of creation, utilization, protection and management

It is learned that since the “three-in-one” reform was adopted in Pudong, the number of patent applications have exceeded 66,000, among which the invention patent applications reach 32,000; trademark applications exceed 90,000; the copyright registrations are more than 98,000. In addition, over 700 complaints of various IP types have been filed and properly handled in the end.

(Source: SIPO website)