China News | Beijing to Build Two Intellectual Property Protection Centers

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The information office of the Beijing Municipal Government has disclosed that two intellectual property protection centers will be built in Beijing this year.

According to Pan Xinsheng, deputy director of Beijing intellectual property office, the centers are expected to shorten the patent cycle from one year to six months and serve mainly for new information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new materials and bio-medicine.

In 2017, Beijing received 186,000 patent applications and 107,000 patent authorizations, up 4.75 percent and 4.5 percent respectively.

In the past five years, 192,000 cases of patent infringement and counterfeiting were investigated and punished in China, as well as 173,000 cases of trademark infringement and counterfeiting.

Source: CHINA DAILY

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