The official launch ceremony of the 2023 National Intellectual Property Publicity Week activities was convened online in Beijing on April 20,coupled with live events held at five regional venues in Liaoning, Jiangsu, Hubei, Xinjiang and Guangzhou.
At the launch ceremony, Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Zhang Jianchun, Vice Minister of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Gan Lin, Vice Minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation delivered video address on IP, copyright and IP enforcement respectively.
In the program that ministers, governors and mayors talk about IP, ten heads from the member departments of the organizing committee of the Publicity Week activities and five municipal leaders from the five regional venues shared the IP work done by their respective departments and regions.
The mission commander Major General Fei Junlong, astronauts Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu of Shenzhou XV crew were invited to send a congratulatory video to this year's Publicity Week from the China's space station, calling for attention to IP, protection of innovation and contribution to the realization of Chinese dream in the space.
The member departments of the Publicity Week activities' organizing committee are set to hold over 50 events either by themselves or with one another. Among these events, the organizing committee itself will combine two themes into one major gala featuring 50 years of cooperation between China and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and activities reserved for the main venue. The CNIPA and the National Copyright Administration under the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee will co-host a press conference at the State Council Information Office to release the 2022 report on IP Development in China. The CNIPA and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will jointly organize an event with the theme of "intellectual property culture around us". The National Copyright Administration under the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee will sponsor an international seminar on copyright protection for songwriters of audio-visual works. The Supreme People's Court will publish the Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2022 and the Top 10 IP Cases of 2022. The Supreme People's Procuratorate will announce the typical cases reflecting the procuratorate system's efforts in IP protection. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will kick off a summit for standardization and IP of Beidou Navigation Satellite System on the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will hold the 2023 conference on DUS testing of agricultural plant varieties rights and protection of varieties. The General Administration of Customs will reveal the report and relevant typical cases of IP Protection by Chinese Customs in 2022. The State Administration for Market Regulation will unveil the Annual Report on China's Combating of IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting (2022). The CNIPA will have the Open Day. The National Forestry and Grassland Administration will announce the typical cases on how high-quality forestry and grass varieties benefit farmers' livelihood. The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will hold seminars inviting representatives of females, youths and SMEs.(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)