03 August 2017
Shanghai
Reporter: Barney Dixon

SIPO launches new IP rights centre


China has launched an Intellectual Property Rights Protection Centre to provide fast and coordinated protection of rights for the manufacturing and biopharmaceutical industries.

The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) said this will “speed up the pace of building China into a major country in the field of intellectual property”.

The centre will be based in Pudong, a district in Shanghai, and will also launch a green pathway for faster examination of patents and decreased authorisation time.

SIPO said the complaint channel will “be improved and a range of mechanisms will be established to safeguard IP rights”.

This will include “fast response mechanism of complaints, multiplex mechanism of disputes solution, and online rights protection mechanism of competitive industries”.

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