The past two years have witnessed great progress in China’s intellectual property area with the pilot reform in the comprehensive management of intellectual property and the restructuring of the State Intellectual Property Office. China has realized the integrated management of patent, design, trademark, geographical indication of origin and the layout designs of integrated circuit, which, in turn, has greatly improved the management efficiency of intellectual property.
In accordance with the restructuring plan approved by the 13th National People’s Congress, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) was renamed China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on August 29, 2018. CNIPA will not subordinate to the State Council, but under the supervision of the newly established State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration.
In his message to the “One Belt, One Road” High-Level Meeting Conference of August 28, 2018, Xi Jinping, the president of China, pointed out that China will unswervingly strengthened the protection of intellectual property right by establishing a sound environment for business and innovation to protect the IP right of all enterprises. China is ready to strengthen dialogue and expand cooperation with all participants to achieve a win-win result in advancing the protection and application of intellectual property right for the benefit of all people.