On July 20, the 32nd Meeting of the China-France Mixed Committee on Intellectual Property Rights was held via video conference. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), and Pascal Faure, Director General of France's National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI, standing for Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle in French) attended the meeting.
Shen Changyu said that the regular holding of meetings of the China-France Mixed Committee has pushed forward the practical cooperation in information exchange and personnel training. With the entry into force of the China-France Protocol on Cooperation in Geographical Indications and the China-EU Agreement on Geographical Indications, it is hoped that the two sides will conduct more cooperation in the field of geographical indications.
Pascal Faure said that more and more French enterprises are entering the Chinese market and actively filing patent and trademark applications. INPI hopes to further push its cooperation with CNIPA to new levels. (Source: CHINA Official WeChat Account)