Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently had a video conversation with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), sharing wisdom on bilateral cooperation programs and issues of common concern.
Shen says China has been implementing the Outline for Building an IP Powerhouse Nation and the 14th Five-Year Plan for IP and seen fresh advancements in a range of areas. Filing of invention patent, trademark, PCT and Madrid applications all fare well as expected. Users have been frequenting the Hague system since May 5, the system’s effective date in China. Shen also briefs on the progress of the cooperative programs between the two organizations, cooperation in country son IP finance, joint sponsorship of an international seminar under the framework of WIPO’s intergovernmental committee (IGC) on genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore, establishment and operation of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) and joint issuance of China Patent Gold Medal. Shen also thanks WIPO for its massive support and expresses intentions for more profound cooperation.
Tang lends his support to the joint programs. He says as one of the important users of WIPO’s global IP services, China remains the biggest source country of PCT applications from January to May this year. In the first month after the Hague agreement in effect, 261 applications were filed from China, evidencing Chinese companies’ passion and potential in using the Hague system to protect their innovative designs and enter international markets. The recently established WIPO Global Awards will have its inaugural ceremony on July 19 in Geneva. A number of Chinese companies are winners, for that, WIPO congratulates. WIPO also wishes to further cooperation with China in this area. Tang appreciates China trust fund’s support to WIPO’s work in genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore and looks forward to China’s sharing of experiences on the subject at the IGC seminar. WIPO Deputy Director General Wang Binying updates on performing education programs on geographical indications to developing countries under the China trust fund. She looks forward to further consolidation and dissemination of China’s experiences for common development.
The two heads of office also give their thoughts on the coming 63rd WIPO Assembly of Meetings, applaud the fruits reaped from the five-decade cooperation and confirm the details of organization of events celebrating the occasion.(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)