In a recent the State Council's executive meeting set goals to shorten the time needed for reviewing applications of high-value patents to within 17.5 months, and the average review period for trademark registration to within five months, by year's end.

Smart systems of patent examination and trademark registration will be developed at a faster pace. The quality of IPR registrations will also be improved.

The meeting decided to facilitate the formulation and improvement of criteria for determining, checking and verifying infringements and counterfeiting of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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