By 2010, 1,250 patents would be filed for every million people,
Guangdong Province's intellectual property rights (IPR) office
The office yesterday released a strategic compendium for the
development of Guangdong's IPR over the next 13 years.
By 2020, Guangdong's IPR development level would reach that of
moderately developed countries, according to the compendium, which
was drafted and frequently revised over more than two years and
included input from various segments of society. It covers
protection measures for patents, trademarks, copyrights and other
"The compendium will definitely improve Guangdong's IPR industry
and the development of innovation," director of Guangdong
Intellectual Property Right Office Li Zhongduo said yesterday at a
According to the document, the annual growth rate for patented
articles is estimated to remain at 13 percent until 2010.
The growth rate for applications for articles invented overseas
but patented on the Chinese mainland should be greater than 20
Registered trademarks are expected to maintain an annual growth
rate of 15 percent to reach 200,000 in 2010.
The export volume created by the copyright industry would occupy
25 percent of total export volume.
The compendium also said more than 80 percent of hi-tech
enterprises and privately owned science and technology enterprises,
as well as 60 percent of large- and medium-sized State-owned
enterprises would establish adequate administration systems
protecting their business secrets.
In addition, Guangdong's IPR office decided to improve the
administrative and judicial climates surrounding IPR
The compendium also said important inventions would be greatly
(China Daily, December 7, 2007)