The central government has issued a guideline on a one-year pilot reform of intellectual property rights protection.

The pilot reform will be carried out in regions that selected by departments including the State Intellectual Property Office, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and have been pioneers in intellectual property rights applications and enforcement, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, and have made innovation achievements or have national innovation demonstration zones.

The pilot reform will be extended further after a joint review by those departments under the State Council.