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H.E. Ambassador Lundeg Purevsuren

550.   China appreciates the submission of the document IP/C/W/657 and the efforts made by the co-sponsors. We also thank the previous speakers for sharing their experience. 551.   In July 2019, WIPO published the Global Innovation Index 2019(GII), in which China ranked the 14th of all countries, arising in four consecutive years. At present, the amount of trademark and patent applications of China runs in the first place of the world, as the patent applications through the PCT ranks the NO.2 and the trademark applications through Madrid Agreement ranks the NO.3 globally. 552.   Until late June 2019, China has registered 5,090 GI trademarks and approved 2,380 GI products. Till the end of August 2019, 24,000 layout-designs of integrated circuits have been registered in China. 553.   There is another figure, which could also provide the proof to the work done by the Chinese Government in the protection of the IPR. According to a survey conducted every year in China, the satisfaction rate of the public society to the protection of the IPR increases by 13 points, from 63.69 in 2012 to 76.88 in 2018. China has made and is still making progress in the creation, protection and utilization of the IP. 554.   As we all know, transformation of the IP plays a crucially important role in the whole circle of creation, protection, utilization and management of IP. Chinese Government pays great attention to the transformation of IP and its positive effect on job creation, economy development as well as public benefit. As a result, China has legislated a specific law, named "Law of the People's Republic of China on Promoting the Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements", which encourages the in-time transformation of the scientific and technological achievements. Especially, it emphasizes the function of universities and R&D institutions, and encourages universities and R&D institutions to cooperate with enterprises, of achieving the goal of the transformation of IP through establishing collaborative R&D platforms, technology transfer entities, and technology innovation alliances. In order to enhance the implementation of the above-mentioned law, the State Council of China has legislated relevant regulation, and the local provincial governments also made their correspondent statutes and acts. Furthermore, in the "Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy" of China, we also have such kind of wording, which Members that "exerting the important function of the universities and R&D institutions in the process of the creation of IP". 555.   Besides positive support at the policy level, China has also taken concrete measures. Chinese Government authorities, the Ministry of Finance together with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration), established a national public service platform for the operation of IP, promoting the transformation of IP nationwide. The website of the platform is www.sipop.cn, which provides a service platform for online IP transactions. Till now, there are more than 200 IP service agencies as well as investing and financing entities settling in the platform, and around 20,000 IP projects are listed. 556.   It is worth mentioning that, in the middle part of China, the city of Wuhan, the Chinese Government is now implementing a pilot project regarding the transformation of IP, which is setting up a "spin-off" under the collaboration of the enterprise, the university, and the CNIPA Hubei centre. The approved spin-off will play a very important role in the transformation and commercialization of IP, and it also demonstrates a good model of the public private cooperation in the commercialization of IP. 557.   In the recent years, the Chinese Government also held a number of training workshops, inviting the experts in the IP field to give lessons to the university professors, students and R&D institution staffs, so as to cultivate and increase their awareness of the IP rights. 558.   China reaffirms the transformation and utilization of IP is one of the targets of protecting the IP, and China also welcomes other Members for sharing their good experience regarding the transformation and commercialization of IP.

The Council took note of the statements made under this item.
65.   The Chair said that the item had been put on the agenda at the request of Australia; Canada; Chile; the European Union; Hong Kong, China; Japan; Singapore; Switzerland; the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu; and the United States of America. Since the circulation of the revised draft agenda, this item had also been co-sponsored by Korea. These delegations had also submitted a communication on this topic, circulated in document IP/C/W/657 and Add.1, in order to allow Members to prepare for the present discussion. He invited the co-sponsors to introduce the item.
66.   The representatives of Switzerland; the United States of America; Chinese Taipei; the European Union; Japan; Australia; Hong Kong, China; Singapore; Canada; Korea; China; Brazil; Costa Rica; Norway; South Africa; and Ukraine took the floor.
67.   The Council took note of the statements made under this item.
IP/C/M/93, IP/C/M/93/Add.1