Recently, the Promotion Plan for the Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and acceleration of building an IP powerhouse in 2016 was issued, after the review by the first plenary session of the Inter-Ministerial Joint Meeting for implementation of National IP strategy and approved by the State Council.

The Plan identified 6 major tasks and 99 work measures with clear responsibilities in a bid to promote the implementation of national IP strategy and speed up building an IP powerhouse. 

With respect to rigid IP protection, the promotion plan listed perfect IP laws and regulations in its key tasks, focused on promoting legislations in patent law, copyright law, anti-fair competition law and Regulations on Patent Commissioning.

 Other tasks include the establishment of IP protection mechanism concerning imports, formulation of guidance of strengthening patent enforcement, perfection of patent enforcement in the field of E-commerce and exhibition, research in IP protection of business model, software legalization and more special action on IP infringement such as "Sword Action" "Red Shield" "Lightening". 

The Plan placed emphasis on IP creation and utilization, in which fostering IP-intensive enterprises, invigorating IP operation market and developing IP service apart from improving the quality of IP creation are

New integrated reform pilot will be carried out in eligible places, where products related to IP will be incorporated into the system of national economic accounting and index of IP will be included into national economic and social in
development program.

The Plan also requires formulating policies on IP assessment, establishing an IP reviewing mechanism of key economic activities, studying IP management of national science and technology program, setting out policies
of patent commissioning, strengthening supervision and management of copyright collective management organization and
trademark agency.