SIPO to Beef up IP Rapid and Coordination Protection Work for Industries

Dec.7 (China IP News) -- SIPO decided to carry out industrial IP rapid and coordination protection work integrated rapid examination, verification, right defense into one system, and introduce the mechanism that adapts to examination and verification, administrative enforcement, right defense and assistance, arbitration and mediation. By relying on a group of key industrial IP protection centers, SIPO would choose some advantage industrial clusters to conduct this work, according to circular issued by SIPO recently. After the protection center was built, the patent infringement and design infringement case happened in these areas would be concluded within ten days, and those infringement case relating to invention and utility model would be concluded within a month.

The protection centers would be responsible for improving rapid right defense work, deepening examination and verification, promoting IP protection and coordination, facilitating patent navigation and IP commercialization. Great efforts should be made to carry out reports and complaints work, actively build an online right defense mechanism for advantage industries, and enhance the penalties for those broken promises. Expand new kind of right orderly for rapid examination, extend industrial area, improve patent quality and issue evaluation report for patent rapidly. (by Sun Di/Guan Jian)