The 1st China Intellectual Property Summit, themed as "Protecting Intellectual Property to Promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation", opened in Beijing on April 9. Commissioner of SIPO, Mr. Shen Changyu, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. SIPO Deputy Commissioner Liao Tao also attended the summit.

During the two-day summit, representatives from the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, SIPO, the judicial system, the World Intellectual Property Organization Office in China (WOC), universities, research institutions, famous domestic and overseas enterprises, intellectual property service providers, and some officials from the local intellectual property offices (IPO) attended the summit and delivered keynote speeches. Representatives and officials elaborated on topics such as the intellectual property protection work of patent, trademark, etc., reached broad consensus, and explored new ways to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) under the current situation.

The 1st China Intellectual Property Summit aimed to create a high-level discussion platform for the IPR protection in China, hence promoting the society's awareness of IPR, creating a better environment for entrepreneurship and innovation, and supporting the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy.

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