China backs copy­right, trade­marks

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BEI­JING: China was will­ing to en­hance in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights co-op­er­a­tion with other coun­tries, but op­posed ac­cu­sa­tions and abuse of IPR to ex­er­cise trade pro­tec­tion­ism, a senior of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day.

Gan Shaon­ing, the deputy di­rec­tor of the State In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Of­fice, said China had es­tab­lished an in­ter­na­tion­ally-recog­nised le­gal sys­tem for IPR pro­tec­tion, in­cor­po­rat­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive and ju­di­cial pro­tec­tion.

US pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump has re­port­edly ap­plied for trade­marks in China. Gan said that showed that China’s IPR sys­tem com­plied with global stan­dards.

“Ex­er­cis­ing strict IPR pro­tec­tion is not only a de­mand for the coun­try to at­tract for­eign in­vest­ment, open up to the out­side world, and pur­sue in­no­va­tion-driven de­vel­op­ment, but also an es­sen­tial re­quire­ment for up­grad­ing eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment,” Gan said.

“We are will­ing to en­hance IPR co-op­er­a­tion and share our ex­pe­ri­ences of de­vel­op­ment with our coun­ter­parts across the world,” the of­fi­cial said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.