The National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) released the 2019 Work Guidance on Promoting the High-Quality Development of IP, aiming to fully implement the decision and deployment about high-quality development by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, push forward work on IP in 2019 and shift the development focus on quality.

The Work Guidance identifies three major tasks, that is, to advance the indicator system of high-quality IP development; to improve the policy system for the promotion of high-quality IP development; and to create the statistic system for the promotion of high-quality IP development.

CNIPA also circulated the 2019 task list on promoting the high-quality development of IPR to clarify 18 specific tasks in 7 aspects. Moreover, the differentiated work requirements were raised for three types of IP-leading provinces with compulsory and optional tasks identified, highlighting the pertinence and operability of key tasks. According to the main objective identified in the Work Guidance, as of the end of 2019, China will further improve the quality of IP creation, protection, utilization and management, promote service capability and international influence, and initially build the indicator system, the policy system and the statistic system reflecting high-quality IP development.

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