On the afternoon of March 9, Guangzhou Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Conference cum Guangzhou IPR Steering Group Meeting was held in Guangzhou. Ma Xianmin, director-general of Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, and Wang Dong, vice mayor of Guangzhou, addressed the meeting.
In 2016, Guangzhou, with the aim of “building a powerful IPR city and hub city”, strove to boost the IPR work and received obvious effect. The State Council approved to carry out IPR application and protection comprehensive reform experiments in Sino-Singapore (Guangzhou) Knowledge City (SSGKC), the only national IPR reform experimental field in China. Guangzhou’s IPR transformation and application received good effect. And 40 million yuan earmarked central budgetary fund was obtained to carry forward IPR operation and service pilot work for key industries. The city’s enterprises with well-known and famous trademarks achieved total revenue of about 583 billion yuan, including 89 with annual revenue of over 1 billion yuan. Guangzhou obviously improved its IPR services and issued the iconic China IPR Guangzhou Index as the first city in the country. The municipal government determined to invest and build Guangzhou IPR Talent Base.
Source: Translated from Invest Guangzhou, Mar. 10, 2017