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Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee Visited JPO

September 14, 2016

On September 5, 12, and 13, as part of the “The Project on Legal Development for Improvement of Market Economy and People's Wellbeing” run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the cooperation of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Mr. YUE Zhongming, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Law Department, Legislative Affairs Commission under the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress and his colleagues visited the JPO.

They have planned the fourth amendment to the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (equivalent to a combination of the Patent Act, the Utility Model Act and the Design Act in Japan). Before creating draft amendment, the Legislative Affairs Commission wanted to do some research on the relevant systems in Japan and the status of those operations in order to make reference to the results when they work on making bills into laws.

The JPO introduced its initiatives for promoting innovations, the systems and operations in the Design and the Appeal/Trial fields, as well as having an opportunity to actively exchange opinions with them regarding matters on mutual interests towards the amendment to the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China. The group of members from the Legislative Affairs Commission visited not only the JPO but also the relevant agencies related to intellectual property.

The JPO will continue to strengthen its cooperative initiatives with the People’s Republic of China in the field of intellectual property.

JPO’s Director-General Toshio MAMIYA (center right) 
and Deputy Director-General YUE Zhongming (center left) with his colleagues
JPO’s Director-General Toshio MAMIYA (center right)
and Deputy Director-General YUE Zhongming (center left) with his colleagues

JPO and Legislative Affairs Commission exchanging opinions
JPO and Legislative Affairs Commission exchanging opinions

[Last updated 28 September 2016]