Mr. Winkler and Ms. Birney, Second Secretary and Industry Specialist of Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy, paid a visit to our office on the morning of July 16 for the purpose of being informed of the latest development of the Office in the fields of IP protection and patent authorization and discussing on the possibility of organizing an IP protection round table meeting. Mr. Lv Guoliang, Deputy Director-General of International Cooperation Department, received the visiting guests.
First, Mr. Lv welcomed the officials from the U.S. Embassy and briefly introduced the latest development of the Office. Mr. Winkler expressed his appreciation to our office for keeping a close cooperative relationship with the U.S. Embassy in the field of IP protection for many years and hoped to continue and enhance the exchanges and cooperation. Mr. Winkler mentioned that the U.S. Embassy was going to organize an IP protection round table meeting in Beijing in November. They plans to invite some IP experts from our office and other Chinese IP related agencies to attend the meeting, meanwhile, they also will invite representatives from US private sectors and government to participate and exchange their views with Chinese experts. Mr. Lv gave a very positive response on this matter and would like to introduce the work our office has done to promote the IP protection in recent years.
Later, the officials from the U.S. Embassy asked several questions and got satisfactory replies from Mr. Lv. Finally, Mr. Lv asked the U.S Embassy to continue their support on the program that our office dispatches personnel to study in the United States, especially in facilitating visa application procedures. Mr. Winkler expressed the willingness of the U.S. Embassy in providing any support on this matter on the basis of well-established relationship between us. Mr. lv thanked the officials from the U.S Embassy and concluded the meeting.