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.
Baidu, China's version of Google, has invested heavily in autonomous driving technology as the internet giant looks to generate revenue in new ventures outside of its core Internet search business. It plans to unveil the new service within months in Changsha, a city with a population of more than 7m people in Hunan province in southern China, according to local reports which cited Baidu chief executive Robin Li.
——Baidu Aims for Commercial Launch of Robotaxis by End of the Year, The Telegraph
In a bid to seek better opportunities, Baidu has been committed to developing some advanced technologies including core search engine. Due to the technical innovation and the strong awareness of intellectual property protection, Baidu plays a leading role in the same industry.