China to implement national IPR strategy
Updated: 2006-02-09 14:08
China will expedite the implementation of a national strategy on intellectual
property right (IPR), bringing the IPR management into the whole process of
scientific and technological management.
According to the National Guideline on Medium- and Long-Term Program for
Science and Technology Development (2006-2020) issued by the State Council on
Thursday, China will increase its science and technology innovation level by
making full use of the IPR system.
China will further improve the national IPR system, create a legal
environment in which intellectual property rights are respected and protected,
increase people's awareness of IPR protection, and sternly crack down on IPR
infringement, the guideline says.
China will build a special mechanism to oversee IPR issues involving
important economic activities such as merger of enterprises and trading of
technologies to prevent loss of innovative IPR.
The activities of abusing IPR which interferes in normal market competition
and hinders scientific innovation and the spread of scientific achievements
should be prevented, the guideline says.
China's enterprises, research organizations and universities are urged to
strengthen management of intellectual property right. The associations of
various industries should play an important role in IPR protection. A social
credit system favorable to the protection of intellectual property right should
be established and improved, the guideline says.
A batch of inventions which are of significant importance to the national
economic, social and scientific development will be developed to meet the demand
of national strategy and industrial development, says the guideline.
Industrial and academic circles are urged to combine their efforts to tackle
problems. China will render support to patent application, criterion set-up and
cooperation in international trade, says the guideline.