On April 22, the Xiamen Leadership Group Office for Intellectual Property Work held the 2017 IPR Promotion Week activities in the Culture and Art Center in Xiamen to mark the 17th World Intellectual Property Day. Shen Shunwen, deputy secretary-general of Xiamen Municipal Government attended and made a speech. Lu Linbing, director of Xiamen Intellectual Property Office, presided over the ceremony.
Shen fully recognized the 2016 IPR achievements in Xiamen and pointed out that “Innovation Changes Life, IPR Builds Future” was the theme of the IPR Promotion Week activities in 2017 and also the task in the future. In 2017, the IPR regulatory system in Xiamen should push forward the IPR comprehensive management reforms and the construction of a city with IPR strengths under the leadership of CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee and Xiamen Municipal Government to support the Five Developments goal in Xiamen.
IPR-related departments and units prepared rich and various promotion materials and programs. Different activities were organized to strengthen the IPR promotion, such as legal consulting services, promotion materials distribution and IPR products exhibition. Besides, the excellent photography works in the IPR contest were also displayed at the ceremony.
Xiamen Intellectual Property Office and China Patent Technology Development Corporation held a signing ceremony for the comprehensive strategic cooperation framework agreement. The 2016 Xiamen Patent Awards ceremony was also held and national IPR demonstration enterprises as well as the first batch of exemplary primary and secondary schools for IPR education in Xiamen were awarded.