The 3rd BRICS Intellectual Property Examiner Training Seminar & 5th BRICS Intellectual Property Coordination Group Meeting closed in Beijing on February 9th, 2018. SIPO Deputy Commissioner He Zhimin attended the closing ceremony and awarded a Certificate of Completion to all participants. Officials in charge of SIPO's International Cooperation Department, Human Resources & Education Department, and Patent Documentation Department also attended the closing ceremony.
Examiners from China, Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa attended the seminar; and members of the BRICS Intellectual Property Coordination Group attended the group meeting. The seminar provided the examiners with multiple courses covering the examination of a patent application in China and the basic knowledge of Chinese patent documentation and public service. Extensive discussion was done at the seminar about issues such as the implementation progress of projects and future cooperation under the BRICS intellectual property cooperation road map, the BRICS intellectual property cooperation website, current intellectual property hotspot problems, and the 10th Meeting of BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Office (BRICS HIPO).
He Zhimin recognized the fruitful achievements obtained by the seminar and the group meeting in his speech. He pointed out that the seminar offered a valuable exchange platform for BRICS examiners and hoped the BRICS intellectual property cooperation provide more learning and exchange opportunities to more examiners. The coordination group meeting had laid a solid foundation for the success of the 10th Meeting of BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Office (BRICS HIPO). And he hoped that with the concerted effort of all parties concerned, BRICS intellectual property cooperation will achieve more substantial results and bigger influence worldwide.(Translated from SIPO Website Chinese Version)