Source: China IP News
On September 20 local time, China National Intellectual Property Administration Commissioner (CNIPA) Shen Changyu led a delegation to the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), and shared comments with EAPO Commissioner Saule Tlevlessova on the latest development, organizational restructuring of CNIPA and further cooperation. The MoU between the two sides and a work plan (2019-2020) were also signed during the meeting.
Shen said that the two offices have been furthering the cooperation in recent years based on established friendship. CNIPA wishes to beef up cooperation and push for in-depth development of such cooperation, thus providing better services for IP users from both China and EAPO members.
Tlevlessova highly appreciated China's development in IP work. She said that signing of the MoU and the work plan represents a major step up. She wished to boost IP exchanges and promote better development of CNIPA-EAPO friendly relations.
Shen Changyu headed a delegation to German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), and exchanged views with DPMA President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer on the latest developments of the two sides, organizational restructuring of CNIPA, the 40th anniversary of CNIPA-DPMA cooperation on September 21 local time.
"The cooperation between China and Germany as countries has maintained a good momentum of development, pacing the China-EU cooperation and setting an example of dealing with each other for world powers in the process. The cooperation has also instilled new vitality into the economic development of the two countries and the world as a whole. DPMA has been actively supporting our IP work for many years. In recent years, the two offices have conducted deeper cooperation and yielded fruits in high-level visits, examination practice exchange and PPH." Shen stressed that two offices would further expand cooperation and consolidate this traditional friendship and elevate the pragmatic cooperation to a new height.
Schäffer highly appreciated the long-standing cooperation between the two offices. She said that the next year will mark the 40th anniversary of CNIPA-DPMA cooperation, and she wished to beef up and expand the cooperation by a series of activities including jointly holding a symposium on utility model.