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UK-China intellectual property forum opens in London


11:02, December 09, 2011

LONDON, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Britain-China Intellectual Property (IP) Symposium, the first of its kind between the two countries, opened here on Thursday to improve British and Chinese businesses' mutual understanding of the two countries' intellectual property environments.

The symposium, jointly organized by China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Britain's Intellectual Property Office (IPO), UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), attracted over 200 participants including government officials, non-governmental organizations and companies from the two countries.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills Baronees Wilcox and SIPO Commissioner Tian Lipu stressed the cooperation and exchange of information between the two countries in IP protection when addressing the symposium.

The holding of the symposium was jointly announced by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and British Prime Minister David Cameron during Wen's visit to Britain in June.

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