The epidemic situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia is still severe and complicated at present. To thoroughly put into practice the instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the decisions and deployment of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, CNIPA has made new arrangements on epidemic prevention and control, asking various departments to practically prevent risks, safeguard safety, fight against the epidemic and guarantee stability in combination with the return of cadres and staff and strive to win the battle against the virus, guarantee life safety and health of the whole staff and minimize the impact of the epidemic on various operations. On January 31, Shen Changyu, Commissioner and Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of CNIPA, made clear requirements on related work.
First of all, the whole staff of CNIPA should earnestly study and put into practice the principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping's major address, implement the requirements in Notice on Strengthening the Party's Leadership and Providing a Strong Political Guarantee for Winning the Battle for Epidemic Prevention and Control issued by the CPC Central Committee, develop still greater consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment, foster stronger confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics and resolutely uphold General Secretary Xi Jinping's core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely uphold the Party Central Committee's authority and its centralized, unified leadership. Full play should be given to the role of primary Party organizations as the battle fortress and the exemplary and vanguard role of CPC members. They should enhance their political position and strengthen the sense of responsibility to guarantee sufficient manpower, proper prevention and control measures, responsibility implementation, publicity and reporting to win the battle against the virus.
Secondly, put into practice related notices and instructions of the Leading Group of the CPC Central Committee for Novel Coronavirus Prevention and Control and make concrete measures for epidemic prevention and quarantine of returning staff. Various departments should complete information statistics of related personnel, epidemic checking, self-quarantine and protection, strengthen classified guidance to improve pertinence and effectiveness of protection work, require those from seriously infected areas where the traffic has been controlled and those who have a clear contact history to appropriately extend their return date, isolate those returning from seriously infected areas and communicate with them to master related information in time and encourage and comfort them. Strictly implement body temperature screening and disinfection measures in public areas to resolutely curb the spread of the virus.
Thirdly, take practical measures to minimize the impact of the epidemic on various operations. Recently, CNIPA has published some notices on policies and measures to facilitate business handling concerning patents, trademarks and layout-design of integrated circuits impacted by the epidemic, which are well received by the public. They should track and assess the implementation effect of the above policies and measures timely, further strengthen information collection and study new situations and new problems of public concern and reply to them actively. At the same time, they should also make good arrangements for window service for patent and trademark handling during the epidemic to guarantee safe, stable and orderly operations.
Fourthly, the Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office of CNIPA should follow CNIPA’s deployment and local requirements, take accurate prevention and control measures scientifically and conduct strict management to resolutely fight against the virus. At the same time, overall arrangements are required for the work, study and life of cadres and employees of the Center to guarantee their life safety, health and ideological stability.
Fifthly, CNIPA’s Leading Group for Novel Coronavirus Prevention and Control and its working groups shall function practically to make overall plans on epidemic prevention and control of the whole bureau. And major principals of each department shall also fulfill their responsibilities to guarantee the implementation of various measures.
It is learnt that, in order to put into practice the Notice on Strengthening the Party's Leadership and Providing a Strong Political Guarantee for Winning the Battle for Epidemic Prevention and Control issued by the CPC Central Committee, CNIPA has promptly published related notices, asking its subordinate primary Party organizations to unite and lead their primary Party organizations and Party members and cadres to take the lead in implementing the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the decisions and deployment of the CPC Central Committee.
At the same time, CNIPA has also drawn up the notice on matters concerning patent and trademark handling during the epidemic, giving priority to online business handling and adjusting face-to-face handling and consultation, in order to effectively reduce crowds and cut off the spread of the virus. (Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)