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Deeply Implementing the spirit of 19th CPC National Congress and Promoting Trademark Registration Facilitation Reform
In the morning of November 29, Zhang Mao, party secretary of SAIC Party Committee and the minister of SAIC went to Trademark Building and visited the staffs there from Trademark Office, Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, and TECC. He also inspected trademark examination and review work and proposed new requirement on strengthening trademark registration facilitation reform. Liu Junchen, vice minister of SAIC joined the inspection.
Zhang Mao visited TECC, trademark registration acceptance hall, trademark international registration office, and opposition examination office. He chatted with staffs friendly and got to know the daily work. He listened carefully to the report from Trademark Office, Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and TECC, and fully recognized the achievements made from trademark registration administration and protection. He indicated that following the deployment of the CPC central committee and the State Council, Trademark Office, Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and TECC constantly deepened reforms, strengthened IP protections, continuously enhanced team building, which improved trademark examination efficiency remarkably and realized the shortening of trademark examination time limit from 9 months to 8 months. He expressed that the constant strengthening on trademark rights protection safeguarded domestic and foreign enterprises’ trademark legitimate rights, created sound business environment. Therefore he thanked for the contributions made by all staffs and encouraged all to work united for promoting trademark work to a new level.
Zhang Mao indicated four requirements for future work. First was to deeply implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, seriously understand the thought of socialism with Chinese characteristic in the new era of Xi Jinping, carefully carry out its requirement on advocating innovative culture, strengthening IP innovation, protection and utilization, make use of the spirit to arm the mind, guide the practice and push forward the work. Second was to utilize scientific development to improve work efficiency, such as strengthening information building, enhancing technical support, promoting electronic processing for whole trademark application procedure, realizing intelligent examination, reducing paper archives. Third was to strengthening management to improve efficiency, to enhance organization, to optimize procedure and utilize scientific management to coordinate reform. Fourth was to make good use of local trademark departments. Currently 105 application windows, 49 pledge recording windows were established in 29 provincial level AICs and Market Supervision departments. TECC Guangzhou and TECC Shanghai went to operation consecutively. TECC Chongqing was to operate soon. He required to comprehensively deploy regional activity, made contributions for united trademark work and for regional economic and social healthy development.
Liu Junchen proposed detailed requirements on implementing the spirit of Zhang Mao’s speech.