June 13, 2017

Pudong revs up copyright protection with 3-year targets

The Pudong District Government has launched a three-year program to enhance intellectual property protection and encourage innovation.

According to the program, Pudong will meet the targets of 48 patents per 10,000 residents, 255 city-famous trademarks, and 18,000 copyright registrations by the end of 2019.

It has applied for the establishment of the China Intellectual Property Right Pudong Center to provide quick processing of patent or copyright applications and relevant services. The center will benefit local pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.

Pudong authorities will provide better IP protection through judicial, administrative mediatory and arbitrational means to save the time and cost of involved parties and to increase the cost of copyright infringement, officials said.

The district will assign specialists to work at markets and e-commerce sites to solve copyright disputes as soon as they occur.