China has issued an action plan on further implementation of the country’s intellectual property rights (IPR) strategy on Jan 4.
The plan, released by the State Council General Office, highlighted the goals and measures for IPR generation, use, protection and management from 2014 to 2020.
China issued an outline of the national IPR strategy in 2008, planning to increase self-directed IPR, improve protection and the country’s IPR awareness over five years. It also set goals for 2020.
The first five-year goals set by the outline have essentially been realized, the latest plan said.
Further enforcement of the strategy is an important support and guarantee for deepened overall reform and a significant move to help promote economic adjustment.
It detailed actions taken for the full implementation of the IPR strategy, including promotion of IPR creation and use, strengthening protection, intensifying management and extending international cooperation.
Three fundamental projects will be carried out in IPR information services, statistics and monitoring, and talent training, according to the plan.
IPR information will be open to the public for free or at low cost.
To further education, the national accounts system will begin including IPR performance score and more IPR-related content will be brought into school curriculums and other forms of law education, it said.