On July 25th, China opened its first IP protection center. According to report(s), it was established in the Pudong district of Shanghai, a leading district for certain emerging industries there.
The IP protection center will work with the country’s State Intellectual Property Office to protect IP rights. Accordingly, its initial focus will be on Pudong’s high-end equipment manufacturing and biopharmaceutical industries.
National IP Plan in China
First, the center serves as a pilot in a planned national platform. It aims to make for fast patent approvals. Additionally, it offers quicker and better rights protection and enforcement, with streamlined complaint channels to investigate suspected violations of patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
China has made great strides in its IP protection regime over the past few decades. So, this new protection center should help owners obtain even better IP protection.
Also, more industries should be included in the platform, in the future, in keeping with regional development patterns.
With its network of foreign associates, HOLBECHE LAW can help clients protect and enforce IP in China.