The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of Hong Kong (CEDB) signed the Cooperation Arrangement in the Area of Intellectual Property on 28 June 2017. The arrangement, aimed at strengthening IP exchanges and cooperation between the mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was signed by Mr. Gregory So, secretary of CEDB, and Mr. Shen Changyu, commissioner of SIPO.
The areas of IP cooperation covered by the arrangement include exchange of information on IP laws and protection, publicity and training programs, promotion of IP trading, organising related exhibitions and seminars, and optimising the patent system.
The mainland and Hong Kong IP authorities have launched a series of exchanges and cooperative measures on laws and regulation, training, and patent management since the signing of the first cooperation agreement between the two parties in November 2011.
(Source: China Daily)