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Sinofaith Participates in the Forum on International Cooperation in Fighting Against IPR Infringemen

时间: 2019-11-12

As a major side event of the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE), the Forum on International Cooperation in Fighting Against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting was held on November 6, 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The forum was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and Office of National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting. It was co-organized by the Development Research Center of the SAMR, the Quality Brands Protection Committee of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment and the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation. Ms. Joann Chan, Vice President of Sinofaith, delivered a speech at the forum.

Joann Chan (first from the right)

Themed “Innovation, Protection, Development and Win-win”, the forum attracted the participation of around 400 representatives of international organizations, government departments, associations, companies and media agencies. The guests exchanged views on how to further crack down on infringement and counterfeiting, and how to improve the ease of doing business globally according to law in the new era. Gan Lin, Director of the Office of National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting and Deputy Head of the SAMR, and Minelik Alemu Getahun, Assistant Director General of the WIPO, delivered keynote speeches at the forum. Peng Chenlei, Deputy Mayor of Shanghai, also made a speech. Representatives of a host of companies, including ABB, Nike, LEGO, Tencent and Xiaomi, called for joint efforts in intellectual property (IP) protection.

As a typical company in the IP service industry, Sinofaith was invited to demonstrate how companies could engage in society-wide IP protection in China. Ms. Chan made an excellent speech on behalf of Sinofaith. She pointed out that an ecosystem for joint IP protection has been set up in China, in which service agencies play an important bridging role. They need to serve companies and government organizations, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the entire IP industry, so as to facilitate cross-sector, cross-platform communication, publicity and guidance. They also need to participate in the construction of IP operation infrastructures and public service platforms, and pay attention to the demands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for IP protection and applications.

As a builder of the closed-loop IP ecosystem in China, Sinofaith has become a leading international brand of comprehensive IP services in China. Sinofaith has maintained a reliable partnership with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) for years and the two sides have entered a new cooperation stage after signing a three-year strategic cooperation agreement (2020-2022) this year. They are set to kick off training on IP law enforcement across the world and strive to convey the voice of China. Sinofaith has introduced the copyrights of the world’s leading museums to enable Chinese SMEs to use international brands and copyright licenses during business activities. The company has also cooperated with internationally-renowned patent management institutions to help Chinese SMEs obtain standardized licenses at low costs, align their products with international standards, and facilitate their exports.

Joann Chan delivered a speech on the forum.

Representatives of foreign law enforcement institutions including the Intellectual Property Office of the UK, international organizations like the WIPO and the International Trademark Association, foreign institutions to China such as the European Union Delegation to China, members of China’s National Leading Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting, as well as some trade associations and companies also spoke at the forum.