December 17, 2016 — He Zhimin, Deputy Director General of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China, recently attended a ‘Seminar on Management and Innovation of Intellectual Property in Africa’ in Zimbabwe. The Deputy Director General also attended the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) series of activities and met with representatives from the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, Nigeria’s Trademarks, Patents and Design Registry and other members of ARIPO.
During the meeting with the Chief Registrar, Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria, William Amuga, both sides exchanged views on the promotion of public awareness, work sharing, document exchange, patent examination, personnel training and traditional knowledge.
At the meeting with representatives from Ethiopia including the Ethiopian Minister of Science and Technology, Gotham Merkuria, and the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Afuwako Kasu Jishoh, the discussion centered on the creation and application of innovative policies and intellectual property. The Deputy Director General also met with Ethiopia’s Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Mandefloro Isset. During that meeting, both sides exchanged views on cooperation in capacity building, policy formulation and system building, and signed the bilateral cooperation plan for 2017-2018.
Source: Top News