China strengthens patent protection

Added On July 11, 2019

A spokesperson for the NIPA said that by the end of June, China had 12.5 invention patents per 10,000 people, fulfilling the country's 13th Five-Year Plan between 2016 and 2020 ahead of schedule.
The spokesperson said in the first half of 2019, the number of foreign invention patent applications in China reached 78,000, up 8.6 percent year on year, while the number of foreign trademark applications reached 127,000, an increase of 15.4 percent year on year.
An official said that the NIPA launched a special law enforcement campaign along with ministries and government agencies, clamping down on violations pertaining to counterfeits, trademarks, patents and online-shopping, as well as imports and exports.
The official said China is also building an IPR credit system, carrying out research on drafting a joint disciplinary system for serious IPR infringement.
Meanwhile, he said China also stepped up cooperation and exchanges with international organizations, IPR institutions in other countries, and multinational enterprises on IPR protection.