On April 9, Commissioner of State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China Tian Lipu met the Indonesian delegation of IPR led by their Minister of Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Indonesia, Amir Syamsudin. After the meeting, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on IPR cooperation was concluded.

During the meeting, Tian Lipu points out that IPR system reflects the wisdom of people and is playing a crucial rule in national economic prosperity as well as scientific and technological progress. Though created by industrialized countries, IPR system can be utilized in developing countries as well and is positive in promoting cooperation in different countries, in which China is a good example.

"The MOU on IPR cooperation between China and ASEAN signed in 2009 is now playing a positive role in promoting IPR cooperation between China and ASEAN. SIPO is glad to make contributions to promoting IPR exchange and cooperation between China and ASEAN countries, particularly Indonesia," says Tian Lipu.

According to Tian Lipu, Amir Syamsudin's visit indicates that Indonesian government is paying great attention to the IPR cooperation between the two sides. "I warmly congratulate on the achievements Indonesia has made in IPR system establishment and international IPR system building. I do expect a further cooperation in different fields to realize common development," says Tian Lipu.

Amir Syamsudin says that China established the IPR system 30 years ago. In the past three decades, Chinese government had adopted effective measures to encourage creativity and protect IPR, which makes China one of the best nations in the world in developing IPR and worthy of learning. "The two countries share a great deal in common in traditional knowledge and genetic resources, and I do hope that the two sides will further strengthen IPR cooperation and exchanges in the future," says Amir Syamsudin.

The two sides also exchanged opinions on IPR system, IPR information database etc.

(Source: SIPO)