JIPA Representatives' visit to Chinese National People's Congress, SIPO, SAIC, etc

The Asia PJ sent a 7 person delegation led by Mr. Osonoe, PJ leader, to China from April 10 to 15, 2017. The delegation members visited IP-related agencies and exchanged opinions on JIPA's requests and views.

In the opinion exchange with the Economic Law Department, Legislative Affairs Commission, a legislative body under the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, views were exchanged on the provision of protecting trade secrets in the pending draft amendment to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law. For the Chinese Patent Law whose revision was being prepared in the Chinese government, the delegation introduced JIPA's requests on administrative control over indirect infringement and infringement of rights, the deferral of publication of design gazettes, and the like. We also exchanged opinions on the response of various Chinese sectors to the draft amendment to the Patent Law announced by the government. This was JIPA's first visit to the Standing Committee of National People's Congress, and members exchanged opinions amicably.

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[Update 2017-06-05 ]