15 July 2019
China Announces Moves to Nationally Upgrade IP Rights Observance
With the aim of convincing the international community that it takes the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights very seriously, China has announced a robust new nationwide approach to the issue, while also specifying the measures to be used to ensure such rights are respected. Among the designated priorities of this new regime are reforming the IP rights system and its ancillary mechanisms, strengthening IP rights protection and its administrative support, promoting the establishment and observance of IP rights and intensifying international co-operation where appropriate.
The new measures have been formulated by the Office of the Inter-Ministerial Joint Meeting for the Implementation of Intellectual Property Strategies, which reports directly to the State Council. Full details of the 106 recommendations made by the Office can be found in the recently-published Plan for Promoting the In-Depth Implementation of National Strategies for Intellectual Property Rights and Accelerating the Building of an Intellectual Property Rights Power in 2019.