Deputy Commissioner of the SIPO Zhang Maoyu Meets with Acting Chief Executive of the IPO of UK

Recently, Deputy Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) Zhang Maoyu met with Sean Dennehey, Acting Chief Executive and Comptroller General of the Intellectual Property Office of UK (IPO). The two sides reviewed the cooperation between the SIPO and the IPO in 2016, discussed about the work plan for 2017, and held in-depth discussion on topics of common concern between the two offices. Zhang Maoyu pointed out that, with the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the UK in the past years, the SIPO and the IPO have continuously deepened their cooperation and have yielded many positive results. The two sides will launch deeper and pragmatic collaborative programs to promote the global-oriented and comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the UK facing the 21th century as well as to strengthen the cooperation between the two offices in intellectual property (IP). Sean Dennehey said that the IPO will further enhance cooperation with the SIPO to achieve more results, and that the IPO has now become a formal user of the Cloud Patent Examination System (CPES). (Translated from China IP News)

2016-12-23