Hunan Xiangjiang New Area Intellectual Property Rights Development Research Center Established
The establishment ceremony of the Hunan Xiangjiang New Area IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Development Research Center on December 11.
On December 11, the First IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Xiangjiang Forum was held in Changsha. The Hunan Xiangjiang New Area IPR Development Research Center was established the same time. It is an IPR professional think tank, jointly founded by the Hunan Xiangjiang New Area and Central South University. Thirty-eight specialists and scholars were employed to serve for the center.
The Hunan Xiangjiang New Area is China’s 12th, and the central China area’s first, national-level new area. It has been developing rapidly in the past three years. In 2017, Hunan’s GDP grew to over 220.9 billion CNY, 2.3 times more than the period prior to its establishment (97 billion CNY). The annual average growth rate was 11%. An increasing number of innovation-oriented enterprises choose to locate in the area. This has greatly stimulated the needs for IPR.
The First IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Xiangjiang Forum is held.
IPR policy research, Think Tank construction, and achievements transformation are the strengths of colleges and universities. Jiang Jianxiang, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the Central South University (CSU), said CSU’s IPR Research Institute has undertaken over ten national-level projects since its establishment in 2011. The research results directly pushed the formulation of the fourth revision of the Patent Law, the Hunan Provincial Patent Regulations, and the establishment of the IPR review mechanism for major economic activities.
“The main tasks of the Research Center lies include: providing advises and reference to facilitate the New Area industrial development; and, promoting application of intelligent technologies in specific industries, enterprises, and projects,” said Liu Zhongjie, deputy director of the Construction and Management Commission of the Hunan Xinagjiang New Area.
Participants also exchanged views in terms of intelligent driving legislation questions, and the IPR of intelligent driving industry in the context of the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative. Special training was conducted by Chinese famous IPR specialists to the enterprise representatives.