The 12th Meeting of China-ASEAN Heads of Intellectual Property Offices Held

December 29, 2021

On November 25, the 12th Meeting of China-ASEAN Heads of Intellectual Property Offices kicked off online and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) Commissioner Shen Changyu chaired the meeting. Rowel Barba, Rotating Chairman of the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC) and Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), the ASEAN Secretariat and the heads of intellectual property offices of ten ASEAN members were present.

Shen Changyu said that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relationship between China and ASEAN, and that in this year China and ASEAN officially announced that the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and ASEAN was established. The Chinese government recently issued the Outline for Building a Nation of Stong Intellectual Property (2021-2035) and the National Plan for Protection and Application of Intellectual Property Rights During the 14th Five-Year Plan Period. The AWGIPC revised and upgraded the ASEAN Action Plan on Intellectual Property Protection 2016-2025 in this year. The China-ASEAN intellectual property cooperation is continuously deepened and expanded, and more results are achieved.

Rowel Barba said that the COVID-19 epidemic has brought challenges to both China and ASEAN members. In this context, China and the ASEAN members have gone hand in hand and now become each other's largest trading partners. Rowel Barba looks forward to continuing to maintain a good cooperative relationship with the CNIPA in the future, and to continuously improving cooperation. (Source: CHINA Official WeChat Account)