As efforts to facilitate building China into IP power house, the State Council recently released a paper to assign the tasks to relevant organs. The opinion requires the organs to fully implement national IPR strategy, deepen IPR reform, strengthen IPR protection and facilitate IPR strengthening the country.

The paper is based on the opinion facilitating building China into IP power house, which covers six major tasks, namely, advancing IPR management reform, strengthening IPR protection, promoting IPR creation and utilization, enhancing IPR overseas layout and risks control for key industries, advancing IPR cooperation level and reinforce policy support. The paper details the opinion into 106 measures and assigns each measure to a leading department.

According to the paper, relevant department should further detail the assigned task and stimulate detailed and enforceable measure. Tasks revolving multiple agencies, a leading department should be determined, which should closely coordinate with other departments. Local governments should play positive role in organizing and supporting, implementing responsibility system and formulating corresponding measures in accordance with the opinion.

A representative from office of joint Inter-ministerial Meeting of the State Council for implementing IPR strategy says that the office will bolster coordination, address major problems, reinforce policy implementation, inspection and supervision. According to this representative, as a leading member of joint Inter-ministerial Meeting of the State Council for implementing IPR strategy, SIPO is responsible for leading 51 tasks and participating 42.

Source: State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C