VISIT OF THE HGH DELEGATON OF THE NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
June 26, 2018
On Monday, June 25, 2018, the high delegation of the National Intellectual Property Office of the Peoples Republic of China (SIPO) payed the official visit to the IPO of the Republic of Serbia. The delegation consisting of five members, headed by the Deputy of Director General Mr. Liao Tao had the opportunity to get acquainted with the scope of activities of the IPO of the Republic of Serbia in the course of the introductory meeting with Mr. Vladimir Maric, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. The meeting was held in the framework of the development strategy of linking China and inspiring cooperation with the rest of the world , known as the “Belt and Road”.
In the course of the introductory address Mr. Liao emphasized that the great reform of the National Intellectual Property Office of China is under way, implying that the administrative capacity of the SIPO shall include, apart from the industrial property rights, also trademarks and indications of geographical origin, and SIPO shall have then almost 16,000 employees.
In the continuation of the visit, the members of SIPO delegation got acquainted with jobs and activities performed in the patent sector and distinctive signs sector, scope of activities of the IPO in the field of copyright and related rights, Education and Information Center as well as the Information System Department. At the end, Mrs. Vu Hui, Deputy Director General for General Affairs and long lasting editor of the journal “China Intellectual Property Newspaper” had the presentation about the results of the SIPO in the promotion and education in the field of intellectual property with impressive data. The importance given to the strengthening of the IP protection in China is demonstrated by the fact that it is one of the four measures for the increase of openness and competitiveness of Peoples Republic of China stated in the recent address of the President of China Si Djinping at the annual conference of the countries of Asia. In the afternoon part, the visit to the Scientific and Technological Park Zvezdara was organized in the course of which the guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the park as the place where the Business Incubator of the technical faculties is positioned along with the Fund for Innovation Activities as well as to see other aspects of infrastructure support to scientific, technological and innovative start ups and other business companies.