The following document lists 100 different intellectual property-related projects various PRC ministries and Party departments worked on during 2020. Notably, in the name of improving patent “quality” at the expense of quantity, a few of the projects eliminate various incentives for companies and universities to file patents.
The Chinese source text is available online at: http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/zhengceku/2020-05/15/content_5511913.htm
An archived copy of the Chinese source text is available online at: https://perma.cc/3AGK-6WZE
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To the Central Organization Department, Central Propaganda Department, Central Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Health Commission, People’s Bank of China (PBOC), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), General Administration of Customs, State Administration for Market Regulation, National Radio and Television Administration, National Bureau of Statistics, National Government Offices Administration, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, China Securities Regulatory Commission, State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), National Forestry and Grassland Administration, State Post Bureau, National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China National Intellectual Property Administration, Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission (CMC), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST):
With the approval of the State Council Inter-Ministerial Joint Conference on Implementation Work for the Intellectual Property Strategy, we now issue to you the 2020 Promotion Plan for In-Depth Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and for Accelerating the Construction of China into an Intellectual Property Powerhouse. Please implement it conscientiously.
Notice is hereby given.
Office of the State Council Inter-Ministerial Joint Conference on Implementation Work for the Intellectual Property Strategy
(stamped in its stead by the China National Intellectual Property Administration)
May 13, 2020
2020 Promotion Plan for In-Depth Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and for Accelerating the Construction of China into an Intellectual Property Powerhouse
I. Deepening Reforms in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights
(i) Reforming and Improving Intellectual Property Policies
- Formulate and promulgate policies that spur high-quality development of the intellectual property service industry, carry forward the high-standard building of intellectual property service industry cluster areas, and create service industry brand institutions. (Responsibility of the China National Intellectual Property Administration)