China National Intellectual Property Administration and Education Ministry launched the national primary and secondary school intellectual property education pilot demonstration program in 2015. As of now, pilot schools certified by the state have reached 112, scattering around all the provinces except Tibet.
According to the statistics from the China National Intellectual Property Administration, the number of trademark registration applications is 6.017 million in the first 10 months in 2018, up 36.4% year on year. The number of trademarks via the Madrid International Trademark Registration System is 4,640, ranking No.3 on the global scale.
Yangling Grape in Xinji Village of Yangling Demonstration Zone in Shaanxi province was registered as geographical indication (GI) certification trademark, the Zone's first. In recent years, the Zone produces 6.6 million kilograms of grapes annually, which translates into 40 million yuan in sales revenue and an income of 15,000 yuan per head.
The Third China Dual-Use Technology Innovation and Application Competition was held in Hunan province. 42 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were granted among 775 innovation products recommended from 28 provinces and municipalities. Sixteen investment projects locked contracts during the competition, hauling in 609 million yuan.
China's top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp to cooperate on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) amid a push for self-driving cars. Baidu will work with the automaker to explore more uses of autonomous driving technologies, said Li Zhenyu, vice president of Baidu who is in charge of its intelligent driving unit. With Geely, Baidu will cooperate in AI applications such as intelligent connectivity and smart mobility, Baidu CEO Robin Li and Geely Chairman Li Shufa said at Baidu Create 2019, a yearly gathering where the company shows its advances in AI.
——China tech giant Baidu partners with Geely, Toyota, Reuters
Baidu, a tech giant in China, has been launching new products with innovative technologies based on the market demand. Baidu's cooperation with Geely and Toyota will be a way to facilitate the application and development of its technologies.