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Intellectual Property Development of
Wuhan in 2015
In 2015, for actively implement the spirit of Wuhan Intellectual Property Strategy Outline (2011-2020) (Wuhan Gov.  15) and the policy of “encouraging creation, utilizing effectively, protecting in accordance with the law, and managing scientifically”, member institutes of Wuhan Intellectual Property Rights Work Leading Group (hereinafter referred to as “Wuhan IPR Leading Group”) make great efforts in enhancing the whole level of Wuhan intellectual property creation, protection, management and service for creating an environment of respecting for the rule of law and protection of intellectual property. It also provided strong support for Wuhan to accelerate its experimental and innovative reform on constructing a national innovation-oriented city by building an advanced intellectual property city.
I. The Implementation of Intellectual Property Strategy.
Constructing a city advanced in Intellectual Property. Wuhan Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and Wuhan Municipal Government issued nine supporting documents such as Views on Accelerating the Comprehensive Innovation and Reform to Build National Innovation-Oriented City and Opinions on Building an Important Node City of Global R&D Network , Opinions on Vigorously Promoting the Implementation of ‘Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation’, deploying the construction of advanced city in intellectual property, practicing the Doubling Plan of Invention Patent, implementing strict intellectual property rights protection system, improving credit management system of intellectual property rights, and upgrading IPR creation, utilization, protection, management and service. Wuhan has been approved as a comprehensive innovation and reform pilot area where is conducting series of explorations in the reform of intellectual property. Moreover, the construction of National IPR Demonstration City in Wuhan is advancing. Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office has reviewed a new round of construction. Additionally, the Regulations on Promotion and Protection of Intellectual Property in Wuhan comes into effect on February 2 2015, which indicates a big progress in institutionalizing intellectual property in Wuhan.
Adjusting the structure of Wuhan IPR Leading Group. According to the current changes of each division’s in municipal government, as well as the institutional reform, we decided to incorporate district people’s governments. So far, the total member departments of the group increased to 44.
Drawing up the 13th Five-Year Plan for Wuhan Intellectual Property (hereinafter refers to ‘the plan’). The compilation of the plan sets the guiding ideology, directions, key tasks and major initiatives for developing Intellectual Property in Wuhan during these five years.
Constructing Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone as a National Intellectual Property Demonstration Park. Until now, the work has done remarkably with many efforts and achievements. Before, the Administrative Committee of Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone promulgated Opinions on Further Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights which proposed 58 incentive policy related to the creation, utilization, protection management, service and other areas of IPR, covering patents, trademarks, copyrights (software copyright), standards creation, layout designs of integrated circuits, new plant varieties and other fields. Besides, Pilot Area of National Patents Guidance of Optical Communication Industry Development has made achievements in infrastructure, enterprises classified fostering and introduction, cultivation and introduction of high-end talents, introduction of key technology innovation and patent operation co-operation and so on. At the same time, in December 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office approved Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone to build Pilot Area of National Intellectual Property Service Cluster Development. And the Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office, SIPO also achieved a new progress in project construction, team building and business development. Until now, the main structure of the project has been completed with a total of one thousand patent examiners and an annual examining capacity of 110,000 pieces invention patent applications. The business income reached to 150 million yuan, which also made more than 12 million yuan for various taxes and fees each year. And it also provided advisory services for hundreds of enterprises in Wuhan.
Deepening the construction of National Intellectual Property Pilot Park in Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone. In January 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office approved Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone as the State Intellectual Property Pilot Park. Then, the Administrative Commission of Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone specified the pilot program with a reasonable timetable, assigned responsibilities to related departments, optimized the work mechanism, formulated measures for the development, and improved the safeguard system, which all should exploit the full of intellectual property in promoting the Park’s economic and social development as well as the regional competitiveness.
Implementing the Intellectual Property Strategy actively by each district people’s government through advancing the creation and utilization of intellectual property rights. Wuchang District People’s Government established “College Students Entrepreneurship and Patent Achievement Transformation Salon” in Hubei University, introducing ten measures to help students start their own business, setting up entrepreneurship area in 13 technology incubators, developing a Green Express for providing entrepreneurship services for the college students. Jiangxia District People’s Government issued the Measures on Special Subsidy Fund for Independent Innovation, which provided patent subsidy as policy support for integrated circuit design enterprises eligible for registration and accessible to foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Hanyang District People’s Government encouraged enterprises to increase their investment in R&D (Research and Development). And it made a great progress in the technological innovation and patent conversion rate, which amounts to 90% with a technical trading volume of 1.5 billion yuan. Dongxihu District People’s Government actively carried out the patent “Breakthrough Project”. Qingshan District People’s Government held the Youth Internet Entrepreneurship Competition to encourage a number of Internet innovation and entrepreneurship projects to be settled and promote the implementation of innovation-driven development strategy. Caidian District People’s Government introduced Junchenghui Science and Technology Consulting Services Company and Wuhan Jinyuan Investment Management Limited Company to develop a “Green Channel” for the enterprise patent applications and intellectual property financing. Xinzhou District People’s Government built Yangluo Innovation and Entrepreneurship Service Center, introducing Wuhan Optics Valley Technology Consulting Limited Company to provide the startups with industrial consulting, investment docking, and other all-round intellectual property service, strengthening intellectual property protection and management. Qiaokou District People’s Government set up IPR protection aid service center in Capita Mall Wusheng. Huangpi District People’s Government positively advanced the cultivation of standard market of protecting intellectual property in the North Hankou Trade and Logistics Hub, which passed mid-term evaluation of the State Intellectual Property Office. Jiang’an District People’s Government actively assisted with the municipal law enforcement department of intellectual property to carry out series of work related to IPR law enforcement within its jurisdiction. Hongshan District People’s Government made full use of the resources of Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office and SIPO, improved the service platform of enterprise patent information database which makes enterprise patents statistics and management through Internet come true. Jianghan District People’s Government established intellectual property rights management mechanism of science and technology projects, requiring that technology transactions must be provided with clear agreement on the ownership of intellectual property rights to prevent intellectual property disputes.
Ⅱ .The Creation and Utilization of Intellectual Property .
Optimizing the structure of patent. The annual quantity of invention patent applications is 15077 with an increase of 27%over the previous year, among which 7557 patents of invention were applied by enterprises, which boasts an increase of 27.9% and accounts for more than 50% out of the total invention patent applications for the first time and 5437 patents of invention were applied by colleges and universities with an increase of 29.5%. The city boasts 6003 invention patent grants with an increase of 55%; 19610 valid invention patents, 19 invention patents owned by per ten thousand people; 387 PCT patent applications which ranked No. 4 among cities of the same type. Patent application structure tends to be reasonable that invention patent application accounts for 44.85%, utility models patent accounts for 48.06%, and design patent accounts for 7.09% of total applications.
Exploring docking of intellectual property and finance. Wuhan science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) actively promoted the establishment of “Intellectual Property Valuation Center of State Intellectual Property Office” at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
Implementing the patent reward system. This year 15 projects won National Patent Gold Award, Patent Excellence Award and the Design Patent Excellence Award with 500,000 yuan, 100,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan respectively rewarded by Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau). Besides, 12 projects won Hubei Province Patent Awards, which can not only enjoy a prize money from Hubei Intellectual Property Bureau but from Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau at the same level.
Guiding enterprises to enhance the independent innovation. Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) focused on technology-oriented enterprises’ incubators to help those incubators-based enterprises improve their intellectual property capabilities by organizing intellectual property service agencies and technology business incubators to sign up the IP trusteeship entrusted agreement. Wuhan Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology recommended Guide Infrared Limited Company., Wuhan Eleca Electronics Limited Company, Dongfeng Yangste Automobile (Wuhan) Limited Company, and Wuda Jucheng Structure Limited Company to apply for 2015 Intellectual Property Demonstration Enterprises of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and recommended Wuhan Tianyu Information Industry Limited Company and other 3 enterprises who did well in intellectual property to apply for a national technology innovation business model.
Promoting the implementation of patent transformation. Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) signed a contract with 48 agencies undertaken the patent technology transformation projects and allocated 13.5 million yuan to support the implementation of enterprise patent technology transformation project. Moreover, Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) vigorously organized large scientific and technological achievements conversion projects to promote the patent conversion of Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Institute of Technology and other Higher Schools to local enterprises. According to incomplete statistics, Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and other colleges and universities in Wuhan have implemented a total of 65 patents, the amount of 21.5606 million yuan of conversion.
Strengthening brand building. Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce focused on motor vehicles and car parts, electronics information, garments, agricultural processing and other industries to establish a comprehensive products library with Chinese Well-known Trademarks, Hubei Province Well-known Trademarks and Chinese Geographical Identification. In this year, it awarded 50 enterprises for Chinese Well-known Trademarks, certified 72 enterprises as Hubei Province Well-known Trademark Cultivation Enterprise and approved 10 cultivation programs of products with Chinese Geographical Identification. Additionally, Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce submitted applications of 10 Chinese Well-known Trademarks and 4 Chinese Geographical Indications products for registration, and declared 121 Hubei Province Well-known Trademarks to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce during the whole year, among which, 7 new Chinese Well-known Trademarks were admitted and added to a total of 79, 6 Chinese Geographical Indication products were approved and made an amount of 29, and 114 pieces of Hubei Province Well-known Trademarks were authorized which newly increased to a total of 642.
Moreover, trademark pledge financing has made a great breakthrough. 52 trademarks obtained trademark pledge loans, which amounted to 97 million yuan in total.
Launching copyright registration funding programs. Wuhan Culture Bureau accepted 3864 applications for copyright registration fund, which increased 74% to the previous year and approved 3773 with an increase of 94%. And in the end, it actually allocated 1.34 million yuan for funding copyright registration, which increased by 57% in this year.
Promoting copyright pledge financing. Wuhan Culture Bureau joined with Publicity Department of Wuhan Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Municipal Finance Bureau formulated Interim Measures on Wuhan Copyright Pledge Discount Loans (hereinafter refers to the Measures). The Measures grants all qualified enterprise a discount of the gross interest of copyright pledge loan at 30% or 50% for reducing enterprises’ financing costs and encouraging those sci-tech enterprises and culture enterprise to apply for a pledge loan by using the copyright. Up to date, there has been 4 enterprises submitted declaration letters for pledge loans including Jiang Toon Animation Limited Company, etc. And Wuhan has been the first sub-provincial city to work on copyright pledge loans discount.
Advancing the software legitimization. The legitimization of software was reinforced continuously in government at all levels. After investing 12.7 million yuan by District People’s Governments of Qiaokou, Hongshan, Jiangxia, Qingshan, Jiang’an, administrations including the Party Committee of Wuhan, Wuhan People's Congress, People’s Government of Wuhan as well as Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Wuhan have all been fully equipped with copyrighted software. And this work has already passed the acceptance test held by the inspection team of Hubei Provincial People's Government. On the other hand, software legitimization work in enterprises proceeded in an all-round way and is at the phase of procurement, rectification and installation.
Constructing the copyright demonstration organization and demonstration zone (base). In March 2015, 5 enterprises were awarded the title of “Hubei Copyrights Demonstration Organization” including Allkids Cultural Educational Corporation and Jiang Toon Animation Limited Company, which also won the honorable title of “National Copyright Demonstration Organization” later in October.
Formulating and revising international, national and industrial standards. Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision guided and served Wuhan University, Fiber Home Technologies Group to preside over 5 International Standards such as “Information Technology-Metamodel Interoperability Framework”, “Neutral Management Information Model of Transfer NE Generic Protocol”, and other three international standards, and supported Huazhong Numerical Control Co Limited Company, Wuhan Huagong Laser Engineering and Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC) and other enterprises to preside over the formulation and revision of 23 national standards and 32 industrial standards, directed and helped Wuhan Splendid Optronics Limited Company, Wuhan Huichuang Bridge Maintenance Engineering Limited Company, Wuhan Smart City Limited Company, Hubei Xiangyuan New Material Technology Inc., WISDRI Engineering & Research Limited Incorporation and the like to draw up 6 standards in the Standarization Administration of the People’s Republic of China. A series of independent intellectual property rights turned into productive forces by forming standard.
Establishing standard literature sharing services platform. Wuhan Institute of Standardization built “Wuhan standard literature information sharing and service platform” under the support of Wuhan science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau), providing standardized integrated services to the public.
Organizing and developing transmissions of scientific and technological achievements to municipal technology transformation standards. For doing that, Wuhan science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) associated with Wuhan Institute of Standardization to formulate the Specification on Science and Technology Achievements Transformation Services of Wuhan.
Agro-product’s geographical indications. Based on the protection of existing brands, Wuhan Municipal Commission of Agriculture continues to tap the potential of new brands, improves the protection to new varieties of plants in the duration of breeding and declaration. In this year, Wuhan’s geographical indications of agricultural amounted to 19 with newly increased two, which are Maidi radish of Huangpi, river crab of Liangzi Lake.
Ⅲ . The Administrative Protection of Intellectual Property.
A. Administrative law enforcement of intellectual property
Patent enforcement. Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) tightened patents regulations in production areas and professional markets, e-commerce, advertising, media, technology trade, exhibition and other patents related to the circulation of goods and technology, investigated counterfeiting patent violations, purified market environment, maintained the legitimate rights and interests of the public, and put more efforts on patent infringement dispute mediation to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the patentee. Therefore, a number of infringed patentees received compensation, which also curbed illegal acts of patent infringement and practiced the slogan of “Encouraged people to start business by innovation”. During the whole year, the bureau carried out administrative law enforcement with more than 400 officers for 48 times, checked 49,000 goods with patent. Besides, 316 cases concerning patent violations and counterfeiting investigation were filed including some patent infringement cases were mediated. 307 closed and the clearance rate was 100%. Because of the establishment of the Rapid Mediation Mechanism for resolving patent infringement disputes, the prescribed four months for mediating patent infringement disputes shortened to two months on average, which timely and effectively protected the legitimate rights and interests of patentee. For improving the Intellectual Property Protection Mechanism by the way that the administrative law enforcement and the judicial protection complemented and closely linked to each other, Wuhan science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) at the request of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court, provided collective evidence concerning the allegedly infringing products for the court on 5 infringement cases, and expert advice for one infringement case.
Trademark enforcement. Wuhan industrial and commercial system investigated and handled 177 infringing and counterfeiting cases which worth 8.8017 million yuan and finally confiscated 2.684 million yuan in 2015. Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce investigated 422 enterprises whose business scopes contain “trademark agent” and “intellectual property agent”, strengthened regulation on 155 trademark agencies and 82 law firms carrying out trademark agency, especially inspected Wuhan Zhongnan Trademark Office Limited Company and other 14 top trademark agencies, guided and urged these agencies to operate in good faith, in strict compliance, standardized charges, legal publicity, fair competition and services. Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce set up counterfeiting and anti-unfair competition law enforcement liaison station in 21 companies such as Dongfeng Motor Corporation, providing around-the-clock fraud protection services. Besides, Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce carried out “ Jingshan Qiao Rice” special action for protecting geographical indications which deployed law enforcement officers for 303 times, law enforcement vehicles for 46 times, troubleshot market operators for 2939 times and finally found 6 allegedly infringement, seized 2290 package of rice and initiated 2 cases for legal investigation.
Copyright enforcement. In this year, municipal and district culture market comprehensive law enforcement agencies have intensified law enforcement work. More than 160,000 copies of all types of illegal collection of journals, books, newspapers, over 30,000 pirated audio and video products, and 17,000 or more pornographic video discs were confiscated. 63 cases involving pornographic and illegal publications have been filed and investigated, among which 8 cases were closed with an administrative penalty, 2 cases were transferred to police for an investigation with a criminal nature.
Enforcement of quality and technical supervision. Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision sent 855 officers to conduct inspections on 272 enterprises to investigate whether they produced counterfeit or not. This inspection covers a broad sphere from agricultural materials, building materials, wire and cable, steel, electrical equipment, furniture to other daily necessities, which worth 7.6969 million yuan in total, and finally confiscated 7.2717 million yuan for forfeiture. Additionally, the bureau in 2015 also investigated and punished a number of intellectual property rights infringement cases， such as “Wuhan New Morning Waterproof Material Limited Company producing fake waterproofing membrane” case and “Hairuisi Electrical Technology Limited Company selling fake Dianfu Brand power distribution cabinet” case.
Alcohol intellectual property rights enforcement. In 2015, Wuhan Alcohol Monopoly Bureau strengthened its management of the alcohol circulation by dispatching 3442 law enforcement officers to check 11707 entities. 4642 bottles of fake wine were finally seized, which worths 4.73 million yuan, issued 345 notices of correction, and opened 73 cases.
Intellectual Property Arbitration. Wuhan Arbitration Commission associated with Administrative Committee of Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone to set up the “International Arbitration Centre of China•Wuhan East Lake National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone” to provide intellectual property protection services for enterprises in the development zone. For strengthening the building of intellectual property arbitrator talents, they newly recruited 10 intellectual property experts as members of Wuhan Arbitration Commission. During this year, Wuhan Arbitration Commission received 73 intellectual property rights arbitration cases with an increase of 49 percent over last year, involving a value of 33.33 million yuan with an increase of 45%.
B. Complaints and assistance services of intellectual property rights protection
Wuhan Complaints and Assistance Services Center of Intellectual Property Rights Protection received and transmitted 57 valid complaints of intellectual property, provided 14 cases with intellectual property rights assistance, organized patent infringement expert advice conference for 4 times, and carried out intellectual property volunteer public services for 12 times.
In addition, Wuhan Complaints and Assistance Services Center of Intellectual Property Rights Protection together with the Enforcement Division of Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) stationed in “2015 National Higher Education Equipment Exhibition”, the “Ninth Central China Investment and Trade Fair”, “10th China (Wuhan) International Garden Expo”, “74th China International Medical Equipment Expo”, “50th National Pharmaceutical Machinery Exposition”, “12th International Optoelectronic Exposition of Optics Valley of China” to carry out on-site consulting and enforcement services for exhibitors and owners of intellectual property. Besides, 10 patent infringement disputes were registered and accepted.
C. Customs protection of intellectual property
Wuhan Customs took full advantage of “customs protection system for intellectual property rights” to strengthen analysis and surveillance of risk, focusing on the screening and inspection of enterprises and commodities of highly risky infringement and counterfeiting. A total of three risk parameters were formed, dispatched 23 recommendations, investigating 8 infringement cases of intellectual property rights, and confiscated 4104 allegedly infringing goods and articles, valued 84,000 yuan.
Ⅳ . The Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property.
A. Intellectual property judgment
Case hearing. In 2015, municipal and district courts received 3423 IPR cases (including 558 previously unsolved cases), among which 2977 cases were closed with a settlement rate of 86.97%, 411 cases were withdraw, 1097 cases were mediated with the withdrawal and mediation rate of 64.8%. Additionally, there were no quality error cases; 100% open verdict; 100% public hearing in accordance with law; filing rate of 100%; cases for public Internet access more than 1,000, 100% online. The preliminary injunction dispute among Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Limited Company and Guangzhou NetEase Computer System Limited Company and others over the violation of the right of musical works information network dissemination was selected as one of the 10 cases of intellectual property of Chinese courts; the case of dispute over award and payment of technical achievements between Hubei University of Technology and staff who completed the profession achievements, unfair competition between Rock Records Limited Company and Wuhan Gunshi Entertainment were selected as one of 50 typical IPR cases of Chinese court; the case of dispute over air cargo transport contract between Runner (Wuhan) Injection Plastic System and Wuhan Branch of TNT (China) was selected as the typical case of the People’s court providing judicial services and protection for “the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”, which was published on the website of Supreme People's Court.
B. Blow on intellectual property infringement crimes
Wuhan municipal procuratorial organs altogether handled 21 IPR infringement cases involving 40 arrest warrant submitted by the public security organs, and 31 people were approved arrest out of 17 cases, including the arrest of 12 people for 6 suspected counterfeit trademark crimes, 9 people for 4 crimes of selling goods of counterfeiting registered trademarks, 2 people for crime of illegal manufacture and sales of registered trademarks, 8 people for 6 copyright infringements. Municipal People’s Procuratorate together with public security and supervision organs formed a joint inspection team to emphatically check administrative and law enforcement organs related to the protection of intellectual property by listening to briefings, reviewing the record, accessing administrative enforcement cases and daily written record, etc. Altogether 1488 cases were queried with 421 cases sampled, 60 consultation on-spot answered and over 50 proposals advanced. The municipal administrative law enforcement organs have entered more than 2,600 pieces of law enforcement information On “Municipal Administrative Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Connection Information Sharing Platform”, including information of 165 transfered cases with 243 suspected criminals.
Economic Investigation Department of Municipal Public Security Bureau investigated 125 cases of IPR infringement, manufacture and sales of counterfeit and shoddy commodities, among which 114 cases were solved, 79 people were held in detention. Economic Investigation Department of Municipal Public Security Bureau also initiated and participated in anti-counterfeiting campaign 8 times, and received a congratulatory telegram from the Economic Investigation Bureau of Ministry of Public Security of People’s Republic of China. According to the evaluation of the Economic Investigation Headquarters of the Provincial Public Security Bureau in 2015, Wuhan public security organs ranked first on the work combatting infringement and counterfeiting in Hubei province. The Economic Investigation Department of Municipal Public Security Bureau successfully detected a number of major and serious cases, including the sales of counterfeit “LV”, “BV”, “Chanel”, “Hermes” and other well-known brand products, manufacturing and selling counterfeit cable of Wuhan No.2 Wire and Cable Limited Company “FLY-CRANE”, and “Dianfu” brand distribution cabinet, "Joaboa" brand waterproofing membrane and so on.
V. The Cultural Development and Personnel Training of Intellectual Property.
A. Publicity and popularization of intellectual property
Unveiling the current situation of intellectual property’s development. At the beginning of 2015, Wuhan IPR Leading Group issued the White Paper of Wuhan Intellectual Property Development in 2014 and Top Ten cases of IPR protection of Wuhan in 2014.
Publicizing major activities concerning intellectual property. Answering to the call of the National Plan, nearly 200 institutions in Wuhan have organized a series of activities in an distinctive theme, rich and varied make-up for “4.26” IPR Publicity Week, China Patent Week, the 46th “World Standards Day”, National Science Day with a high degree participation of tens of thousands. For instance, some member institutions of Wuhan IPR Leading Group campaigned for more than 60 times during the “4.26” IPR Publicity Week, including holding intellectual property-related seminars for ten times, workshops and other activities over 10 times, launching onsite and media Intellectual Property public service over 10 times, organizing Intellectual Property rights into four places (into the park, into the neighborhood, into schools, and into the enterprises), and other special activities for 20-odd times, and developed more than 10 times of intellectual property rights enforcement as well as intellectual property volunteer service.
Carrying out serial thematic advocacy of intellectual property rights. On April 27 2015, Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) opened a special column Intellectual Property Strategy Boosting Innovation-driven Development in Changjiang Daily to introduce Regulations on Promotion and Protection of Intellectual Property in Wuhan ，publish Ten Typical Cases of IPR protection of Wuhan and Intellectual Property Development of Wuhan in 2014, and publicize s and hotline of Wuhan Complaints and Assitance Services Center of IPR Protection. In addition, Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce associated with Hubei Channel of People.cn to organize the “2015 Wuhan Brand Micro-Story Contest” for spreading enterprises’ values and culture. Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce also encouraged 24 enterprises with geographical indications and major food producers to participate in the “Geographical Indication Specialty Appraisals of Hubei Province and Hubei First Home Grown and Rural Flavor Ingredients Festival” in order to vigorously promote Wuhan’s local products with Chinese Well-known Trademarks and geographical indications. Besides, it also issued 29934 copies of administrative guidance and other documents such as “Trademark Registration Proposal”, etc. Moreover, Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision opened a special column in Changjiang Daily and chose the “Standards: boosters of innovation-driven development” as the theme in memory of the 46th “World Standards Day”
Promoting academic exchange of intellectual property. In this year, State Intellectual Property Office and Wuhan Municipal Government jointly held the thirteenth “Optics Valley of China” International Forum on Intellectual Property with the theme “Patent Alliance and Industry Development”. More than 400 attendees including experts, academics, lawyers and corporate intellectual property practitioners from China, the United States, Britain, South Korea and other countries and regions exchanged ideas on the topic of the domestic and international intellectual property practice problems and considerations, advantages and disadvantages of patents alliance and countermeasures of industry, and post of situation and tendency of intellectual property in intelligent manufacturing industry. Wuhan Intellectual Property Institute and Beijing Dacheng (Wuhan) Law Offices jointly organized the “Intellectual Property on Anti-Monopoly Perspective” symposium, prominent lawyers and experts from corporations, law firms, and universities carried out academic exchanges surrounding the latest development of anti-monopoly law and practice. Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision held a symposium themed as “standards and technological innovation”, and “Standard and Industry 4.0”.
Introducing the intellectual property services into the park. Wuhan Municipal Justice Bureau, Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau), Wuhan Arbitration Commission, Wuhan Lawyers Association, Wuhan Intellectual Property Institute and Administrative Commmittee of Hongshan District Economic Development Zone jointly held the “intellectual property legal services walking into the Hongshan Culture Industry Park” activity to make a face-to-face communication between professional lawyers, entrepreneurs, and enterprisers, which resolved many difficulties and gained a good response in the public.
B. Personnel training of intellectual property
Strengthening the building of talent group majored in intellectual property. Due to the Notice on the Implementation of the 2015 Annual “Yellow Crane (Special) Talents Program” issued by Wuhan Municipal Leading Group Office of Talents, 245 local talents outstanding in innovation and entrepreneurship were selected and five intellectual property talents to be incorporated into the “Yellow Crane (Science and Technology special) Program” which has already been announced in the end of December, 2015.
Developing intellectual property training and educational programs. The training was targeted to talents of intellectual property who work in intellectual property rights administration and law enforcement, enterprises, intellectual property service industry and university research institutes. Besides, Wuhan Intellectual Property Institute launched series of seminars themed as “Risk Prevention and Response for Corporate Intellectual Property” and “Innovative Thinking and Strategic Management”, etc. It also held the “2015 Hubei Province and Wuhan National Patent Agent Qualification Exam Training” and invited experts from State Intellectual Property Office, well-known professional institutions to give relevant lessons on intellectual property. Until now, from the incomplete statistics, Wuhan IPR education and training were conducted over 30 times in total with more than 3,000 participants.
Advancing intellectual property education in primary and secondary schools. Wuhan Education Bureau established a special leading group of intellectual property education to construct a standard management network for conducting intellectual property education work and guild Bureau of Education of each district in Wuhan and intellectual property quality-oriented education pilot schools to carry out related activities. For instance, based on physics, chemistry, technology, labor skills and comprehensive practical courses, we launched activities to encourage students to create gizmos and it enjoyed a great success. Students in primary and secondary school applied thousands of patents for registration throughout the year, with a particular amount of over a hundred applications respectively submitted by Wuhan Wujiashan High School, Wuhan Wujiashan No.3 middle school, Wuhan No.6 High School, Wuhan No.11 High School, and Hanyang District Xidajie Primary School. Furthermore, We have started a new round of extramural counselors for Wuhan primary and secondary school intellectual property quality-oriented education. And until now, 50 post-graduate students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology have already entered into each pilot school as extramural counselors.