Summary of Jiangsu Provincial Intellectual Property Protection in 2008
In 2008, Jiangsu Province took the perspective of scientific development as guidance, feasibly implemented the "Outline of National IPR Strategy," constantly strengthened macro management, intensified cooperation among departments, and solidly pushed forward progress of the work. As a result, the IPR cause made a remarkable achievement in year 2008.
I. A New Pattern of Enforcing the IPR Strategy was Initially Formed
The 17th Executive Meeting of the Provincial Government approved Outline of IPR Strategy of Jiangsu Province in principle. All cities in Jiangsu Province started the research and promulgation work of local IPR strategies, so that a good IPR implementation layout that the province and the subordinate cities work in cooperation to promote the strategy was formed.
II. Macro Management of IPR was Further Strengthened
The construction of the Office of Joint Meeting of Intellectual Property of the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province was strengthened. A batch of normative documents such as Rules of Enterprise IPR Management were formulated and promulgated. Nine research topics such as "Research on Performance Evaluation Index System of the Implementation of IPR Strategy in Jiangsu Province" were organized, and a classification and statistics index system of IPR Strategy in Jiangsu Province was established.
III. Output of the IPR Reached a Record High
In 2008, the number of patent applications in Jiangsu was 128,002, which ascended the first place of the country, and the number of granted patents was 44,595, which had a significant increase over the previous year. The total number of registered trademarks was 238,000, in which 103 well-known trademarks were identified in total. The registered copyrights of various works were amounted to 8,400, and 435 contracts of foreign copyright import were signed. The software export reached US$ 2.4 billion. The applied number of agricultural plant rights was 73, in which 40 types were authorized.
IV. New Progresses were Achieved in the IPR Work of Enterprises
The enterprise IPR strategy promotion plan was continuously organized and implemented, and 188 enterprises became new implementation units of the strategy promotion plan. The Promotion Plan of the "Legal and Genuine Copy" pledge was continually carried out, and 91 enterprises pledging "Legal and Genuine Copy" were newly admitted. The legitimization of software was reinforced continuously, and in 2008, 360 enterprises completed the application of legitimate software.
V. IPR work of Universities and Colleges was Taking New Steps
The construction of IPR colleges and IPR research institutes (center) was accelerated; a series of IPR rules and regulations such as Regulations on IPR Management were regulated and enforced; and the standardization and systematization of the IPR work of universities and colleges was promoted.
VI. Regional Pilot Project of IPR was Effectively Promoted
In 2008, Jiangsu Province had 19 national model and pilot cities (parks) of IPR, which was in the first rank of China. The provincial IPR pilot and model work was continuously promoted. 43 counties (cites and districts) were listed as model regions and 30 counties (cites and districts) were listed as pilot regions.
VII. The IPR Administrative Enforcement and Judicial Protection Power were Further Strengthened
In 2008, the IPR management departments across the province jointly conducted special enforcement and examination for more than 30 times, accepted 51 cases related to patent infringement disputes, investigated and dealt with 1766 various trademark violation cases and 53 cases of Internet infringement. The Nanjing Customs discovered 121 cases of suspected IPR infringement, and the culture authorities across the province captured more than 10 million illegal audio-visual products. Courts tried 2460 civil cases about IPR, and resolved 1985 cases. The public security organs altogether put 232 IPR infringement crime cases on record and solved 218 cases.
VIII. IPR Public Education Work and Training was Constantly Deepened
The IPR public education work was further popularized by emphasizing the public education work of the Outline of IPR Strategy. IPR training was solidly organized; the Nanjing Customs, Department of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation, Jiangsu Provincial Government and High People’s Court of Jiangsu Province held various training courses of IPR skills; and the cities directly under the province held a twenty-five-phase training course on use of genuine software in enterprises.
IX. International IPR Cooperation and Exchange was Further Deepened
China-Mongolia IPR Enforcement Symposium was successfully hosted. Remarkable achievement was made in cooperation and exchange with Baden-Wuerttemberg of Germany; China-German (Jiangsu-Baden-Wuerttemberg) IPR Protection Symposium was held; and an IPR Cooperation Memorandum was signed with the Department of Economic Affairs Baden-Wuerttemberg. IPR cooperation and exchange with U.S., Japan, and Taiwan was deeply conducted, and mutual visits became more frequent.