IPOS strengthens cooperation with Chinese Agencies
22-23 January 2018 – Chief Executive of IPOS, Mr Daren Tang, met with the Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Mr Shen Changyu, Vice Minister of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) Mr Liu Junchen, and Vice Minister of the National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NCAC), Mr Zhou Huilin during his recent visit to Beijing.
With Singapore assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and 2018 designated as the ASEAN-China Year of Innovation, the meetings underscored the importance of IP offices in facilitating the flow of innovation between China and the region.
Both IPOS and the Chinese agencies shared the latest developments in the IP and innovation ecosystem of their respective countries. Discussions also revolved around how these encouraging developments could be harnessed to facilitate protection and commercialisation of companies’ intangible assets, especially IP, along the Belt and Road.