"Intellectual Property Protection in China 2023" White Paper Officially Released
Updated: 5 11,2024

The "Intellectual Property (IP) Protection in China 2023" White Paper was officially released recently. The White Paper outlines the progress and achievements of China's IP protection in 2023 from five aspects: protection effectiveness, institutional construction, examination, grant and registration, cultural development, and international cooperation.

In terms of international cooperation, the White Paper highlights China's profound involvement in global IP governance, active advancement in negotiations related to the Design Law Treaty and diplomatic conference on proposed treaty on intellectual property, genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, diligent implementation of the agreement between China and the European Union (EU) on geographical indications protection and cooperation, the hosting of China-WIPO 50th anniversary of cooperation and flagship events of National IP publicity week, and the continued strengthening of cooperation on customs enforcement with the EU, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and other countries and regions.

Since 1998, China has been publishing annual white papers on IP protection for more than 20 consecutive years. These documents have become authoritative materials demonstrating the Chinese government's firm stance on strict IP protection, helping domestic and international communities understand the status quo of IP protection in China.(Translated from CNIPA Website Chinese Version)