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IPR awareness efforts extended to students

Updated: Mar 30, 2022 By CAO YIN Print
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Greater effort will be paid to training intellectual property specialists, the most fundamental, core and critical element in helping China become a global center of IPR, an official from the country's top IPR regulator said.

"As we train more specialists, we plan to optimize the system by paying close attention to education on IPR protection, application, public services and international affairs," Feng Zhaolong, from the China National Intellectual Property Administration's Personnel Department, told a news conference on Wednesday.

"The number of specialists able to register IPR and review applications will also be increased, and it's our hope that they will be able to cover every step of IPR work," he said.

Feng revealed that China has 690,000 IPR professionals, adding that country's "goal is to have more than 1 million by 2025".

Sun Wei, head of the China Intellectual Property Training Center, also told the news briefing that more students will be taught about IPR-related issues.

He said that so far, about 2 million students in around 1,400 primary and middle schools have learned about IPR through classes, remote education platforms and books.

"We'll also work with Bilibili, a video-sharing platform popular with younger generations, to make videos that will appeal to the youth, teaching them more about IPR and the skills involved in protecting it," he added.

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