The 2nd Session of High-end Lecture Series of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District Was Held
On the morning of July 16, the 2nd Session of High-end Lecture Series of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District (MSRCLD) with the theme of "intellectual property rights (IPR) Enables High-quality Industrial Development" was held in Xiamen.
This high-end lecture is co-hosted by the MSRCL Xiamen Leading Group Office, the Secretariat of the International Commercial Dispute Prevention and Settlement Organization (ICDPASO), and the CPC Haicang District Committee and Haicang District People’s Government of Xiamen City. Xiamen Pilot Free Trade Zone (XMFTZ) Administration, Xiamen Intermediate People's Court, Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Justice, Market and Quality Supervision Commission of Xiamen Municipality, Xiamen Federation of Industry and Commerce, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Xiamen Sub - Council, and Xiamen University Institute of National Intellectual Property Rights co-organized the event.
LI Weihua, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee, Head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee; Executive Deputy Head and Director of the Office of MSRCLD Xiamen Leading Group, attended and delivered a speech. GONG Jianyang, Director of the Management Committee of Haicang Taiwanese Investment Zone and head of Haicang District, delivered a welcome speech.
LI Weihua said that the establishment of the MSRCLD is a pilot area for Fujian's reform and development and an experimental field for its opening up. Xiamen, as a landing city, following the overall layout of giving full play to "complementary effect of one island with two zones, early and pilot implementation in the area of the XMFTZ, comprehensive demonstration in the Siming Area, and encouraging active participation of the whole city", has taken the MSRCLD as a carrier, introduced various special incentives, rent subsidies, talent introduction and other measures to support the development of the legal service industry, successfully landed a number of legal and pan-legal institutions (projects), continuously gathered legal experts and talent resources, and created a "soft environment" for the rule of law by organizing a series of events such as high-end lectures, providing strong support for promoting high-quality economic development. In recent years, Xiamen has been striving to build a full-chain work system of "creation, utilization, protection, management, and service" of the IPR. It is a key city for the construction of a national intellectual property operation service system, a pilot city for intellectual property economics on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the "Belt and Road", and puts forward the "higher goal of building a strong national intellectual property city by 2025". He hoped that more domestic and foreign intellectual property service providers will participate in the establishment of the MSRCLD, and create and share development opportunities and achievements.
A law-based environment is the best environment for doing business. Gong Jianyang said that in recent years, Haicang District is gathering momentum in the three major industries of biomedicine, integrated circuits and new materials and facing more challenges in IPR protection. He hoped that this lecture will help enterprises accurately "check the pulse" and enable the high-quality development of the industry.
The lecture was presided over by WEI Qing, Director of the General Affairs Department of the ICDPASO Secretariat, and Executive Director of China Academy of Arbitration Law. YANG Guohua, professor of School of Law, Tsinghua University and the first Chinese intellectual property commissioner in the United States, JIN Kesheng, Vice President of the China Intellectual Property Law Society and Deputy Director of the Intellectual Property Guidance Case Research Base of the Supreme People's Court, HUO Aimin, Secretary General of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) China, Vice President of the LES Asia Pacific and a member of International Trademark Association (INTA), delivered keynote speeches.
LIU Chao, Director General of Department of Legal Affairs of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Secretary-General of ICDPASO said that we are currently living in an era of "seizing every minute" and that one of the focal points and difficulties of the international issues is intellectual property. The holding of this lecture, themed "IPR Enables High-quality Industrial Development" is a need for competition, cooperation and service. The IPR protection will promote China's foreign exchange and cooperation, and serve Chinese enterprises to "go global" and participate in international cooperation and competition. In the future, we will continue to provide legal services including intellectual property rights protection to enterprises and exert every effort to facilitate their healthier and long-term development.
The 2nd session of the High-end Lecture Series is held in a hybrid format, and it was webcast live globally on CCTV.com and the MSRCLD Cloud Platform. The total number of online viewers exceeded 260,000 in real time.