We have previously blogged about the emergence of China as a leader in patent filings.
Recently, 28 members of the Ministerial Joint Meeting on National Intellectual Property enacted the 2010 National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Strategy Implementation Plan, which went into effect on March 26, 2010. Serving as a guide for China's IP protection program, the 2010 Implementation Plan focuses on the following objectives:
- Elevating IPR creation capability
- Spurring IPR transformation and utilization
- Quickening IPR legal system construction
- Raising IPR law enforcement levels
- Enhancing IPR administrative management
- Exploiting IPR agency service
- Strengthening IPR talent construction
- Boosting IPR cultural building
- Enlarging IPR foreign exchange cooperation
Further details regarding the 2010 Implementation Plan can be found on the China IPR website.
On a related note, April 1, 2010 marked the 25th year since the birth of the Chinese Patent Law. In those 25 years, the Chinese Intellectual Property Office has received 5.95 million applications and granted over 3.17 million patents. We at inovia wish it a belated 25th birthday (and many more to come)!
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