Munich. On 19 September 2014, Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), welcomed the new Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the Peoples Republic of China (SIPO), Dr Shen Changyu, on his first visit to the DPMA.
Both Heads discussed major elements of the bilateral cooperation and future joint projects. "We are very much looking forward to continuing the long-standing excellent relations with the Chinese patent authority also under the direction of Dr Shen Changyu," emphasises President Rudloff-Schäffer and adds: "As the now world's largest national patent office, SIPO is an important partner for us. We are proud to be able to look back on a 30-year-long cooperation with SIPO. We appreciate the great efforts that have been made in those years for the Chinese patent office to become an internationally renowned institution which is doing good work."
The bilateral alliance between SIPO and the DPMA is reinforced by the extension of the existing Partnership Agreement that encompasses intensive cooperation in the field of international industrial property protection between Germany and China.
The DPMA is the national centre of expertise in the field of IP protection in Germany. With a staff of over 2,500, it is the largest national IP office in Europe and the fifth largest national patent office in the world. The staff based at locations in Munich, Jena and Berlin grant patents, register trade marks, utility models and designs, and manage these IP rights. In addition, they provide information on IP rights to the public. For more information on the DPMA, please go to http://presse.dpma.de/english/index.html.
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