Intellectual Property: “China to strengthen protection of intellectual property rights”, says Wen Jiabao

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said recently that the Chinese government would increase efforts to protect intellectual property rights (IPR). Wen was speaking in a meeting with Francis Gurry, director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

IPR protection is necessary not only for economic development and country-to-country exchanges, but also a matter of respecting the value of people’s work, Wen said.

The Chinese government would continue to implement the IPR strategy to promote scientific innovation, economic growth, cultural prosperity and social progress, he said.

Gurry spoke highly of China’s big progress in IPR protection and said the WIPO would work with China to contribute to the global IPR protection efforts.

Gurry attended a high-level inter-regional intellectual property forum of the WIPO in Beijing recently. He urged advanced countries to provide developing nations with more assistance on innovative technology transfer. Gurry is visiting China for the first time since he took office in October 2008.

China has intensified IPR protection, with nationwide campaigns launched every year since 2004. Last year, the government unveiled its Outline of National Intellectual Property Rights Strategy, aimed at promoting innovation and the use of new technologies by China’s industries

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not just in China but also in Brazil intellectual property rights are being enhanced by a new microchip patent law. Does this create monopolies for companies or give back to their country for their tireless endeavors?

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