Lu Pengqi, Deputy Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) met Craig Allen, President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) and a group of corporate executives in Beijing on March 28.
Lu stressed IPR protection is pivotal for foreign companies to invest and do business in China and more crucial for China to shape a new system for higher-level open economy and promote the high-quality development of its economy. The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) stated ''strengthen legal protection of intellectual property rights, in order to establish a foundational system for all-around innovation''. As of now, China has established an IPR legal and regulatory system covering all protection categories, aligning with the international practice and fitting China's own situations and an efficient IPR working system, which has been prevalently recognized and acknowledged by right holders from both home and abroad. The CNIPA will continue to maintain communication with the business community and listen to their voices, clear up confusions in the conversations and bolster mutual trust with an active and open attitude. He wished the USCBC can deliver more impartial, objective, genuine and comprehensive voices regarding Chinese IPR development.
Allen showed appreciation for China's achievements in IPR protection and gratitude for CNIPA's efforts in China-U.S. communication in IPR. He said the recent institutional reform of the State Council has exhibited Chinese government's serious attention to IPR protection. With constant improvement of the Chinese IPR system, China's IP undertaking will definitely have an impact on innovation globally. The USCBC will play a better bridging role in China-U.S. IPR cooperation.
CNIPA principals responsible for the International Cooperation Department, Department of Treaty and Law, Intellectual Property Protection Department, Examination Affair Department and Reexamination and Invalidation Department of Patent Office and Trademark Office also attended the meeting.(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)