ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperWorld / EuropeAsia PacificUS & CanadaLatin AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastReporters JournalChina, WIPO ink new agreement to enhance global IP cooperation(Xinhua) Updated:2016-05-12 04:56Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallGENEVA — China and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance partnership in the field of intellectual property (IP) protection.The memorandum was signed between Chinas Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce Zhang Mao and the director general of WIPO Francis Gurry.
While placing particular emphasis on the Madrid System, a one-stop solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide, the memorandum builds on a covenant signed by both parties in 2010.
In light of Chinas economic growth, trademark law reforms and the countrys efforts to streamline trademark registration, the agreement also takes into account Chinas growing role in the field of IP.
According to statistics, close to 2.9 million trademark applications were made in China last year, up from 766,319 in 2006.
China also ranked sixth in 2015 in terms of the number of applications filed under the Madrid System, with 2,321 applications filed by Chinese applicants.
“There is a huge potential for more Chinese application filings with the Madrid System,” Zhang said.
“In the future, well continue to encourage Chinese enterprises to use trademarks in their Go Global strategy, strengthen the promotion, training and consultancy of the Madrid System, and carry out universal education on international registration of trademarks,” he added.
The minister hoped that the Madrid System would become the favored option for enterprises seeking to register international trademarks.
He also highlighted the importance of promoting Chinese brands internationally, in line with the countrys status as the worlds second largest economy.
“We believe that, in the next decade, trademark and brand strategies will be an important driver for economic development,” he said
Zhang said China will continue with its market reforms and allow brands to play their active role of promoting competition, stimulating innovation and driving development.0Related StoriesCity calls for intellectual property protectionCopyright meeting: Gear up intellectual property protectionIntellectual Property Week shows Chinas progressShanghai intellectual property cases rise sharplyEffort made to strengthen intellectual property rightsPhotoUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauChina-JapanChina-USChina-AfricaChina-EuropeLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-Japan meet seeks cooperationGroup of lawmakers visit notorious Yasukuni Shrine in JapanJapan can offer experience, expat saysChina-Japan ties seen at dialogue as benefit to regionChina, Japan officials exchange views on security issues at 15th dialogueChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesC919 flies toward air worthinessPolitical leaders: Sino-US relations to growChina vows steps after US launches probe into aluminum tradeGates is added to top-tier Chinese academyYao helps AB InBev fight alcohol abuseAction urged over pollutionUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaChina unveils Model Confucius Institute edifice in Ghana universityChina vows to deepen bilateral ties with new Zimbabwe govtChinese, African parties meet to share wisdom on modernization2nd China-Africa Investment Forum begins in MoroccoLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchPeak performance by Chinese nurse on Scotlands mountains9-month festival of Chinese art, heritage to be staged in Liverpool, UK, next yearChina eyes closer economic, trade cooperation with BelarusPremier calls to enhance trade liberalization and facilitation in SCOPremier: China to advance production capacity with UzbekistanAsia PacificUS & CanadaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastChinese tourists go to South KoreaChina-Japan meet seeks cooperationUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingBelt and Road a great opportunity: Uzbek officialKwaussie wins Australias word of the yearJapan can offer experience, expat saysTrudeau visits Sina WeiboChina, Canada agree to issue joint statement on climate changeDemocrats stand united against GOP tax billUS quits talks on global migration pactTensions triggered over possible moveSino-Canadian bilateral trade ties to deepen furtherMay gets little gasp as EU extends deadline for sufficient progress in Brexit talksRussia banned from Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injuredLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchBoth first ladies name panda cub Yuan MengLiu Yandong heralds bilateral cooperation in education and researchEthiopian FM urges strengthened Ethiopia-China tiesUNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaAction urged over pollutionBelt and Road Initiative to help countries achieve UN goals: officialChina unveils Model Confucius Institute edifice in Ghana universityMorocco king holds historic talks with South African president in AbidjanYemens ex-president Saleh, relatives killed by HouthisTrump recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital would raise regional tensionsYemen rattled by raids as clashes spreadSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSyrian talks in Geneva to continue to Dec 15: UN envoyAll parties in Syria urged to join talksMost PopularHot TopicsMyanmar electionChina and JapanDPRKSyrias refugee crisisGreek debt crisisSouth China SeaMH370Iran nuclear talksMERS virusNepal earthquakeReporters JournalCalifornia closer to sending strawberries to the Chinese marketAre water problems in Asias future? Computer says maybeFaith in people makes great things happenHighlightsXi visits Czech Republic, attends nuclear security summit in the USLancang-Mekong cooperation leaders meetingJohn Kerry visits China…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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