UK Hopes Co-op with China on IP Protection in Digital Age

UK Hopes Co-op with China on IP Protection in Digital Age


When attending Seminar on Promoting and Encouraging the Use and Understanding of IP Systems of China and UK at Guangzhou city on the 4th, Chief Executive of Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom Ian Fletcher expressed his wish to enhance cooperation with China on Internet copyright protection on the eve of digital age.

UK is widely recognized as the first country with implementation of modern patent system. However, according to the latest report released by United Kingdom Intellectual Property Strategy Advisory Board, the United Kingdom has about 700 million people involved in illegal downloading, which results in the loss of 10 billion pounds to British economy.

Interviewed by reporter from China's Xinhua Agency, Mr. Fletcher said that the United Kingdom is undergoing troubles from illegal uploading and downloading. And in the world, copyright protection is a cross-border problem in digital age, especially on the Internet.

"In addition to promoting intellectual property system of each other to better understand and use, my trip to China also looks forward to working with China on Internet intellectual property protection." He added.

And at present, the cooperation between Chinese and British sides on Internet intellectual property protection has taken off. As this affair is increasingly prominent, we will cooperate with the Republic of Korea, Japan and other countries around the world in the future.

Source: IPR in China

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