Britain and China promise to work closer together on IP matters

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The UK reported that “The ministerial visit aimed to reinforce the strength of UK (i)-China collaboration on IP, and to highlight the important role it plays in supporting innovation and creativity in both countries”.

The excellent Judge Hacon met senior judges at the Supreme People’s Court and specialist IP courts in Guangzhou and Beijing, and discussed priority topics such as bad-faith trademarks, copyright licensing and evidence disclosure.

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, said: “It is very encouraging to see the momentous strides China is taking in the field of intellectual property. I am pleased that the UK is playing a vital advisory role and the UK’s IP regime is one that other nations wish to emulate.

The IPO-SIPOÂ Â relationship has gone from strength-to-strength. The engagement throughout the visit has been excellent, demonstrating the strength of our relationship with China. IP cooperation is a central part of the UK-China bilateral relationship, underpinning our mutual passion for innovation and creativity”.

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