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Chinese Vice Premier calls for an IPR system considerate of Developing nations’ interests
April 15, 2009, 2:26 pm
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Vice Premier Wang Qishan called for a fairer IPR system

Vice Premier Wang Qishan called for a fairer IPR system

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said, at an inter-regional intellectual property forum of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that a balanced and effective intellectual property rights (IPR) system must take account of the interests of developing countries.
He said strengthening IPR innovation, usage, protection and management, as well as promoting a balanced and effective IPR system has become a major topic of international concern.

“To achieve this goal, we should deepen our understanding of the IPR system, set innovation encouragement and promoting development as the goal of the system, respect uniqueness of each country and comprehensively consider the interests of each nation, especially developing nations,” Wang said.

“We should enhance dialogue, cooperation and consensus on the basis of equality of mutual benefits so as to jointly create a favorable environment for innovation, technological collaboration and trade.”

WIPO director-general Francis Gurry, who also attended the forum, urged advanced countries to provide developing nations with more assistance on innovative technology transfer.

“It is important to achieve a balance between technology innovation and diffusion,” Gurry said. Visiting China for the first time since he took office in October 2008, Gurry Praised the Chinese government for its achievements in IPR protection.

He said patent filings in Northeast Asia had boomed over the past 20 years, most notably in China and the Republic of Korea, which had emerged as major industrial economies.

China has intensified IPR protection, with nationwide campaigns launched every year since 2004. Last year, the government unveiled an Outline of National Intellectual Property Rights Strategy, aimed at promoting innovation and the use of new technologies by China’s industries.

Source: Xinhuanet

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