China IP Law Search is a free-of-charge search tool designed to help users find and access legal resources on the current legislative framework of intellectual property protection and enforcement in China. The search tool enables users to access legal texts in the key areas of IP including Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, customs protection, dissemination of information on the internet, new plant varieties and unfair competition.
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Hosted by Professor Zhang Guangliang, Managing Associate Director of the Institute for International Intellectual Property of Peking University, the inauguration event placed emphasis on the easy-to-use functionality, the ongoing and timely updating of new laws and the sustainability of the tool. It is foreseen to develop a similar bilingual platform for European IP-related laws.
Ms Wang Yang from the Ministry of Commerce cited China IP Law Search as an example of the close co-operation between China and Europe in IP protection and explained that “China IP Law Search is part of an objective by the Ministry of Commerce to provide widespread public access to IP-related information both in English and Chinese.” It was acknowledged that China IP Law Search can contribute to raising public awareness of the importance and scope of intellectual property protection by providing direct access to information on the legal framework that supports it.
Mr Rudie Filon from the European Commission Delegation to China confirmed the potentially widespread use of the tool, “China IP Law Search aims to provide for the first time a comprehensive, bilingual collection of legal references immediately relevant to intellectual property in China. It will be a valuable support to anyone working, studying or simply interested in the Chinese IP environment.” Such a tool aims to serve to meet the increasing information needs of IP right holders, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The EC cooperation activities in China in the area of intellectual property protection aim to consistently support companies in using IPRs as a value creating business tool: a business asset making new market opportunities possible.
On the sustainability of China IP Law Search, Mr Carlo Pandolfi, Team Leader of the IPR2 Technical Assistance Team, described the co-operation between IPR2 and the Ministry of Commerce and the China International Electronic Commerce Centre (CIECC), which from the very beginning is building a bridge between Chinese government and data providers, to assure continuity for the tool beyond the life of the Project. Mr Wang Kaiqian, Deputy Director General of CIECC reiterated the prospect for further co-operation and the relevance of China IP Law Search to Chinese and international users.
China IP Law Search an initiative of the EU-China IPR2 Project in co-operation with CIECC, the organisers of ‘Intellectual Property Protection in China’ www.ipr.gov.cn – an information platform, under the Ministry of Commerce of China, aimed at comprehensively reflecting China’s establishment of an IP legal system of protection with the basic goal of providing widespread access to IP-related information both in English and Chinese to the public.
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