IP Education Thrives among Children

IP Education Thrives among Children


In recent years, the Chinese government has encouraged IP education. In 2015, the National Intellectual Property Administration, together with the Ministry of Education, launched a nationwide pilot demonstration project on IP education in primary and secondary schools across the country.
By the end of 2018, a total of 165 primary and secondary schools had been assessed as IP pilot schools at the national level, 25 as IP demonstration schools and almost 1,000 as IP pilot schools at the provincial level.
The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China is one of the IP pilot schools in Beijing where teachers have written textbooks and started dozens of compulsory courses on patents, trademarks and copyrights since 2005.
While some doubt the necessity of IP education at primary and secondary schools, as IP is mainly a commercial field, Li Zuolin, head of the school's IP teaching group, argues it's "necessary and urgent".
Hua Bing, founder of a Chinese IP information consulting company, found that many people including business executives and researchers, still lack respect for IP rights despite China's progress in the IP field.
Source: China Daily

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