Zhejiang: Maritime City of Zhoushan Granted Pilot Status


Source: China Daily

Official approval was recently given for Zhoushan city to be a national intellectual property pilot city. It is the only one among a group of 12 cities that is designated to focus on improving the IP capacity in the marine economy. Maritime-related industries contribute more than 70 percent to the city's GDP. Companies and individuals in the city applied for 3,313 patents in the first 11 months last year, increasing 10.4 percent year-on-year.