The Central Asia High-Level Intellectual Property Workshop opened in Urumuqi, Xinjiang on July 25. Lu Pengqi, Deputy Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.
Lu said that the workshop introduced the Chinese IP system and the registration of Lisbon System, shared typical cases of Xinjiang's use of Geographical Indications (GIs) and green transition of energy as well as conducted field study trips to relevant enterprises and organizations. The workshop was rich in content and diverse in form, helping the participants better understand the Chinese IP system and learn about China's practical experience in the use of brands and GIs to promote rural revitalization, develop regional economy and facilitate green transition of energy, which would create an opportunity for China and Central Asian countries to deepen communication and cooperation.
The workshop is a concrete measure to implement the Joint Statement of the First China-Central Asia Heads of Intellectual Property Office Meeting. Representatives from the CNIPA, People's Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and its relevent cities and prefectures and the World Intellectual Property Organization attended the workshop, as well as executives and representatives from the five Central Asian countries.