On April 21, Ren Hongbin, Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), met in Beijing via video link with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The two sides exchanged views on further deepening exchanges and cooperation.
Ren Hongbin said that the CCPIT and the WIPO go back a long way, and their cooperation dates back to 1973, when the CCPIT delegation made its first contact with the WIPO on behalf of China. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of China-WIPO cooperation, and the past five decades have witnessed the continuous development of China's intellectual property cause. As one of the pioneers, trailblazers and leaders in the field of intellectual property in China, the CCPIT stands ready to work with the WIPO to hold relevant commemorative events to promote deeper and higher-level cooperation in the field of intellectual property.
Daren Tang extended his gratitude to the CCPIT for its important role in the establishment of cooperative relations between the WIPO and China. He suggested holding a series of activities such as "Exhibition of China's Achievements in Intellectual Property in the Past 50 Years" at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, to jointly commemorate "the 50th anniversary of China-WIPO cooperation". Daren Tang noted that the WIPO and the CCPIT, with broad cooperation prospects, can complement each other through resource integration and conduct extensive and practical cooperation in promoting WIPO's global service system and carrying out intellectual property training.
During the video meeting, Ren Hongbin and Daren Tang signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Ke Liangdong, Vice Chairman of the CCPIT, and officials of relevant departments also attended the meeting.