•    【Editor's Note】: World IP Day 2012 focuses on Visionary Innovators – individuals whose ingenuity and artistry have broken molds, opened new horizons and made a lasting impact.Francis Gurry,WIPO Director General describes a visionary innovator as someone whose innovations have transformed our lives and, at times, the way society operates.What is the current situation of China's innovation? Which kind of role does IP play in innovation?

      China IP Publicity Week Kicks Off in Beijing

  •    Upon celebrating the 12th World IP Day,the publicity week of 2012 World IP Day in China kicks off at Science and Technology Museum on Apr,22. Representatives from the State Intellectual Property Office(SIPO) attended the launching ceremony. [more]

World IP Day

World IP Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on life. 26 April was chosen as this was the date on which the Convention Establishing the WIPO entered into force in 1970.

  • Wen Jiabao-premier of China

    The competition of world's future is the competition of IP.

  • Francis Gurry -WIPO Director General

    Behind every great innovation, either artistic or technological, is a human story.

  • Feng Jicai-writer

    It is necessary to protect the intellectual property in Chinese culture heritage.

  • Xu Peidong-composer

    The hardship of art making needs IP protection. Protecting IP means protecting artists and national innovation.

  • Tao Xinliang-scholar of Shanghai University

    Innovation without IP fulfills others' dream. In 21st century, IP is an elf living in our life.



China Poised to Become Global Innovation Leader

China is projected to lead in patent activity by 2011, according to a detailed IP analysis published today by the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. [more]

Role of IP in Innovation & New Product Development

Generally put, an ‘innovation’ is developing a new idea and putting it into practice. IPR can be used effectively to facilitate successful innovation. [more]

Tian:Patents Crucial in Today's Global Landscape

IP must be fully integrated into development as the nation moves toward a more sustainable and efficient economy, Tian Lipu, commissioner of SIPO, said last week . [more]

Pioneering Role in China's IP Protection

Suzhou Industry Park is making headway with the construction of a national pilot zone for IP protection. Companies are expected to attach importance to IP protection.[more]

30 Years of Awareness, Yet More Needed

The Chinese government will emphasize continued development of an intellectual property culture on its 2012 agenda…[more]

SIPO Announces 2012 IP Plans

April 26 is International IP day, and in anticipation of the day, Chinese state agencies are announcing plans for intellectual property…[more]

28 Govt Groups' Efforts on IP Strategy

A joint office of 28 Chinese government ministries and administrations has unveiled a plan to implement the nation's new IP strategy this year…[more]

Week of Awareness on World IP Day

China has launched Week of Awareness on World IP Day this year…[more]