Awareness of intellectual property rights in the Chinese society has improved dramatically, the director of CNIPA told an audience of journalists earlier this year in Beijing.
“The public’s awareness of intellectual property strategy increased from 3.7% in 2008 to 86.3% in 2017.”
The director of CNIPA (China National IP Administration, formerly SIPO), Shen Changyu, said that 2020 was the closing year of the national intellectual property strategy introduced and implemented in 2008.
Since the “National Intellectual Property Strategy Guideline” was promulgated and implemented in 2008, CNIPA reports than China has achieved the many accomplishments, including:
- From 2007 to 2019, the number of effective invention patents in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) has increased from 84,000 to 1.862 million (a 22-fold increase), and the total number of valid registered trademarks from 2.353 million to 25.191 million.
- The added value of patent-intensive industries nationwide reached RMB 10.7 trillion, accounting for 11.6% of the GDP.
- Total 2019 box office reached RMB 64.3 billion ($9.2 billion), nearly 20 times that of 2007.
- The total import and export of intellectual property rights fees increased from US $ 8.5 billion in 2007 to US $ 41 billion the same year.
More and more Chinese companies are carrying out overseas planning of intellectual property rights, Shen Changyu said. “At present, we are working hard to formulate a strategic outline for building a strong IP system by 2035.”
The data were presented at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on April 23. Content and agenda for “IP Publicity Week” 2020, worth perusing, can be found here. The event culminated with “World IP Day” on April 26.
Image source: CNIPA 2019