IPR Protection in Zhejiang Province in 2006

Office of Zhejiang Provincial IPR Leading Group

Office of Zhejiang IPR Protection Workgroup

In 2006, following up the guideline of “keeping promise, adapting to national situation, improving system and protecting actively”, Zhejiang Province has insisted on protection and innovation simultaneously, and around the theme -- "strengthening initiative ability, promoting the change of growing mode and the adjustment of industry structure, supporting the economical and social development", energetically carried out IPR and brand strategies, steadily boosted IPR creation, management, protection and application, and made further new progress in IPR work.

I. Basic situation of IPR protection

-- A number of local regulations and normative documents have been formulated. "The Regulations of Management and Protection of Enterprise Trade Name in Zhejiang Province" was adopted at the 28th meeting of NPC Standing Committee of Zhejiang Province, and a matching document -- "The Method of Determination of Well-Known Trade Name of Zhejiang Province" -- was approved by provincial government. Both documents have given explicit regulation on the application premise, determination condition and appraisal program of well-known trade name, and standardized the acceptance and rejection criteria for similar enterprise names from the point of trade name management, and forwarded specific protective measures for well-known trade name. Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Industry and Commerce formulated "the Opinions on Strengthening the Cultivation and Protection of Certification Mark and Collective Trademark" to promote integrated brand construction in locality, trade and enterprise. The foreign trade departments in the province formulated "The Opinions on Further Promoting the Development of Export Famous Brand" and exerted the strategy of brand development. Intellectual Properties Office of Zhejiang Province revised and issued "The Method of Patent Special Fund Management of Zhejiang Province" in conjunction with relevant departments and enhanced the fund pertinence and supporting strength. Approved by the provincial government, Intellectual Properties Office of Zhejiang Province issued "Implementing Plan of Promoting the Use of Legalized Software in Enterprises of Zhejiang Province" in conjunction with relevant departments, vigorously boosted the use of legalized software in the enterprises of Zhejiang Province, and completed the legislative investigation for and drafting of "The Method of Copyright Protection in Zhejiang Province". Zhejiang Provincial Administration of Quality Inspection issued "Several Opinions on Transferring Suspected Crime Case by Administrative Law-Enforcing Organ of Quality and Technical Supervision" in conjunction with Zhejiang Provincial Procuratorate, Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Public Security and Office of Rectification and Standardization of Market Economic Order. Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Culture, Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Public Security and Zhejiang Provincial Bureau of Industry and Commerce jointly issued "The Regulation on Improving Co-operation Mechanism and Further Strengthening the Management of Cultural Market", which boosted the healthy development of cultural market. The implementation of these regulations and normative documents has played active roles in encouraging innovation and protection of IPR environment construction.

In March 2006, Mr. Wu Jichuan, vice director of Committee of Science, Education, Culture and Sanitarian of NPC, visited Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou to investigate patent law enforcement and praised the provincial work in patent law enforcement.

In August, Mr. Lu Yongxiang, vice chairman of NPC and president of CAS, visited Hangzhou Xiqi Digital Port, Yigao Flagship plaza and Hi-tech Digital City to examine work. He also made a compliment to the work of pre-installing software in the three markets.

--IPR development plan has been compiled. In 2006, Zhejiang Provincial Government definitely put forward implementing IPR strategy and strengthening IPR protection in "Government Work Report". Directed by provincial government, the provincial IPR leading group compiled "The Development Programming Outline of IPR Undertaking in the 11th-Five-Year", determined the aim, macro-plan and measures of IPR undertaking through the 11th-Five-Year. Relevant provincial departments issued "The Patent Development Programming of Zhejiang Province in the 11th-Five-Year", "The Trademark Development Programming of Zhejiang Province in the 11th-Five-Year", "The Copyright Development Programming of Zhejiang Province in the 11th-Five-Year", "The Television Broadcasting Development Programming of Zhejiang Province in the 11th-Five-Year" and "The Industrial IPR Development Programming of Zhejiang Province in the 11th-Five-Year", and completed several specific R&D reports in the respects related to IPR such as foreign trade, technical standard, geographical indication product and IT industry.

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