Beijing
16 January 2017
Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China has an IP plan
China has issued a new five-year plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights.

The move is aimed at improving the legal environment, enhancing market value and strengthening the management of IP rights in China, according to the country’s State Council.

The plan contains several major indices, including the number of patents for every 10,000 people and the public’s satisfaction degree in intellectual property protection. According to the State Council, these should reach 12,000 and 80 percent by 2020.

China’s plan calls on relevant government departments to strengthen the legal system for IP, enhance the efficiency of protection, and improve its quality and market value, as well as speed up the construction of key IP enterprises, cities and provinces, in a bid to achieve its targets.

According to reports, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Administration set up a transaction centre on 13 January, to assist with the monetisation of IP rights. It will offer discounted services to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Improvements to patent, copyright and trademark laws will also figure in China’s new IP plan, while studies into protection rules for emerging fields such as ecommerce and the internet will be conducted.

More Industry news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
UKIPO ‘working hard’ to push IP issues in Brexit negotiations
16 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Intellectual Property Office is working hard to push intellectual property issues to the forefront of Brexit negotiations, attendees heard at the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Spring Conference in London
UKIPO launches study of IP enforcement framework
13 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is soliciting bids for research into the effectiveness of the UK’s IP enforcement framework
More to be done for digital sectors, says UK government
03 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The UK’s digital sectors contributed £118 billion to the economy in 2015, but there is more still to be done, according to a new policy paper from the government
IP experts launch group dedicated to education
20 February 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Experts have launched a new non-profit organisation aimed at promoting understanding of the importance and value of intellectual property
IP trade group singles out Canada
17 February 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Intellectual Property Alliance has named 16 countries, including Canada, that should be placed on the US Trade Representative’s annual list that names and shames jurisdictions that fail to protect US IP
Infringement could have $4.2 trillion impact in five years
07 February 2017 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Counterfeiting and piracy could cost $4.2 trillion globally by 2022, according to a new report...
Paragon acquires majority stake in Novagraaf
03 February 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Private equity firm Paragon Partners has bought a majority stake in international patent and trademark consultancy Novagraaf.