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                2009年天津市知識產權保護狀況

                發布時間:2010-11-29      

                天津市知識產權戰略領導小組辦公室

                (二0一0年四月)

                 

                2009年,天津⊙市知識產權保護工作在市委、市政府的正確領▆導下,按照胡錦濤總書記對天津工作五個“下功夫、見成效”的重要要求,積極應對國際╱金融危機的沖擊,緊緊圍繞把自主創新作為轉變經濟增長方式、調整經濟結構的中心環節,開拓創新、紮實工作,全市知識產權創造、運用、保護和管理全面發展,整體邁上了新臺階。2009年6月首次發布的《中國知識產權指數報告》顯示,我市知識產權綜合實力和總體水平位居∩全國先進行列。

                一、市委、市政府高度重視知識產權工作

                市委、市政府對知識產權工作高〒度重視。2009年3月,張高麗書記對知識產ㄨ權工作作出重要批示:“成績來之不易,任務繁重艱巨。我市的知識產權工作要和國家的發展戰略,中央對天津的要求相適應,創造性地開展工作,努力走在全國前列”;黃興國市長也作出重要批示:“知識產權工作更好地為保增長、推進自主創新能力@ 的提升、優化經□ 濟結構、轉變發展方式、提高城市競爭力服務”。一年來,市政☆府加快推進知識產權戰略綱要的編制工∏作,系統謀劃全市專利、商標、版權、商業秘密、集成電路布圖設計、植物新品種、地理標識、傳統知識等各類知識產權的協調發展。2009年初,成立了由王治平副市長任組長、31個部門負責人為成員的市知識產權戰略領導小組。2009年5月知識產權戰略研究報告通過了專家驗收。2009年6月,《天津市知識產權戰略綱要》(草案)通過了◆專家論證。2009年12月底,完成《綱要》征求意見。在戰略研究和《綱要》制◎定過程中,各知識產權相關管理部門建立了良好〗的協作機制,提高了認識,營造了氛圍,形成了共識,推進了工作。《綱要》將是今後一個時期指導我市知識產權工作發展的綱領性文件,也是深入貫徹落實科學發展觀和國家知識產權戰略的重¤要舉措,標誌著天津知識產權工作將進入到一個全新的發展階段。2009年,市政府還∏制定並發布了《關於實施商標戰略促進經濟發展的意見》和《天津市商標發◢展三年規劃》,召開“天津市貫徹落實《國家知識產權戰略綱要》大力推進商標戰略實施暨馳名商標企業表彰大會”,對11家馳名商標企業卐予以重獎。

                二、專利保護工作邁上新臺階

                2009年,專利保護工作積極融入全市發展大局,進一步激勵自主知識產權創造、促▲進重大發明專利實施轉化、推進區縣知識產々權工作、有效開展專利行政執法、加強知識產權服務體系◎建設和人才培養,取得明顯效果。2009年,全市專利申請19187件、授權7216件、有效專利20515件,同比分別增長10.1%、9%和18.5%,其中:發明專利申請6578件、授權1793件、有效發明專利4919件,同比分別增長7%、22.6%和25.7%。專利申請量位列各▃省市第十,比2008年上◥升一位,授權專利繼續位居第八。累計專利申請達到12.4萬件,累計發明專利申請突破4萬件,累計專利授權達到↓4.9萬件。

                專利管理取得新成效。一年來,市知識產權局相繼出臺了《天津市專利試點管理辦法》(創造類、運用類);編制了《天津市企業知識產權制度制定指南》(試行),《天津市企業知識產權維權指引》;啟動了《天津市專利促進和保護條例》的制定工作▼。濱海高新區成為全國知識產權示範創建園區,和平區、西青區進入全國知識產權強區試點工程。天士力、天津大學成為全國首批々企事業知識產權示範單位,金錨≡集團等22 家單位被列入全國專利試點,171 家◤單位列入市級專利試點。

                重大發明專利轉化工作取得新成效。市銀監局、市知識產權局等共同制定《天津市專利權質押貸款實施指導意見》,促成天津市煒傑科技有限公司從大連銀行天津分行成功獲得了2000萬元的無中間擔保環節的專利權質押貸款。天津鋼ξ 管公司的“石油天然氣開采中深井、超深井石油套管”等6個重大發明專利獲得中國發明優█秀獎,天津市環歐半導體材料技術有限公司的“大直徑區熔矽單晶制備方法”等10個重大發明獲得天津市發明金獎,天津市天鍛壓力機有限公司的“具有五自由度龍門式壓制中心”等15個優秀發明獲得天津市專利優秀獎。這些獲獎專利累計實現銷售收入36.8億元,創利稅10億元,累計創匯1.3億元。

                進一步加大專利行】政保護力度。市知識產權局繼續開展以查處假冒專利△為主要目的的“雷雨”專項執法行動,以打擊專◇利詐騙為主要目的的“天網”專項執法行動,以展會和商品批發市場、農資農具市場為重ㄨ點環節的“朝陽”專項執法行動。2009年,市知識產權局共調處專利侵權糾紛16起,新立案受理13件,結案11件,當年行政調處案件結案率達到84%。在專項執法行動中,共檢查帶有專利標記的商品3100余件,查處假冒專利案︼件1起。市知識產權局積極探↓索知識產權維權援助工作,2009年2月成立了知識產權維權援助中心,建立了功能□ 完備的12330語音呼叫服務系統平臺,全年共受理咨詢960余件,轉交相關行政部門處理的知識產權案件36件,向外地知識產權執法機構移交案件線索9件。知識產權保護環境得到進一步優化。

                    三、不斷推進註冊商標專用權保護工作

                2009年,全市各級工商部門大力宣傳商標法律法規,推動商標√戰略制定與實施工作,積極開展商標權保護工作,成效顯著。全市共◣提出註冊商標申請1.3萬余件,註冊商標新增8200余件,累計擁有註冊商標5.6萬余件;馳名商標』增加24件, 累計擁有馳名商標49件;著名●商標新增65件,延續認定著名商標91件,累計擁有著名商標550件;全年報送馳名商標申請23件。

                大力推進商標戰略實施按照市政府《關於實施商標戰略促進經濟發展的意見》、《天津市商標發展三年規劃》,建立了天★津市推進商標戰略實施工作委局際聯席會議制度。市銀監局、市工商局等聯合出¤臺《天津市商標專用權質押貸款實施指導意見》,促成南洋胡氏家具有限公司以商標專用權質押,從天津銀行貸款1000萬元人民幣;陳林洗染公司以商標專用權質押獲得銀行貸款1000萬元。

                加強商標專用權保護■工作。全市工商管理機構共查處商標違法案件430件,罰款354.5萬元,沒收、銷毀商標標識47.2萬件,沒收、銷毀侵權商品9.5萬件。武漢市“精武”鴨脖侵犯西∞青區企業“精武”商標專用權∮案、“津酒”、“桂發祥十八街”等具有廣泛社會影響的商標糾♀紛得到圓滿解決。積極推動“茶澱葡萄”、“漢沽對蝦”、“楊柳青年畫”等證明商標的註冊工作。“茶澱葡萄”證明商標現已核準註冊。在第三屆中國商標節上,我市“狗不理”商標被ㄨ評為“最具市場競爭力的服務商標”;“沙窩”蘿蔔商標被評≡為“最具市場競爭力的農產品商標”;“小站稻”商標被評為“最具市場競爭力◥的地理標誌”;靜海♀縣入選“2009商標百強縣”。

                進一步做好農產品商標保護工作。2009年,市工商局組織全市涉農工商分局對轄區農產品商標進行調查,並通過實施商標興農、富農戰略,有效促進了農民增收。全年,新增種植、養殖及農產品加工商標1419件,同比增長83.3%。成功協調寧河“七裏海▼河蟹”證明商標被惡意搶註的問題,目前“七裏海”證明商標也已經通過國家工商總局商標局初◥步審定。國家商標局還核準註冊了“茶澱”葡萄證明≡商標以及“惠中源達”甘薯和“弘歷福”西瓜等8件集體商標。

                四、加大著作權管理與保護力度

                2009年,我市加強出版物市場監管,構建健康良好的市場環境。全年版權管理工作規範有序,審核版權貿易合同208個,復錄加工合↙同19個,涉外電子出版物合同3個。軟件審核認證30個。市版權㊣局對我市北方網等天津各大網站、部分勘查設計行業等87家經營單位進行了市場監管檢查。積極推進我市企業軟件正版化工作,完成了40家甲級勘察設計行業使用正版CAD軟〗件推進工作,取得了階段性成果。       

                嚴厲打擊侵權盜版活動,查處@各類侵權大案要案。2009年,掃黃打非”辦牽頭協調破獲並審結了“6.03”侵犯著作權的批銷盜版音像】制品團夥網絡大案,市版權局對十幾個涉案人員銷售的近20萬張光盤進行鑒定,全國“掃黃打非”辦認為,此案的成功查辦,表明了天津市保護@知識產權、打擊侵權盜版犯罪活動的堅定決心,為查辦類似大案要案積累了有益經驗。市版權局對音樂著作權協會與家得寶超市因背景音樂交費問題出現的版權糾紛、天津渤海證券有限公司使用盜版軟件等版權糾紛10余起案件進行了成功調解,有效維護了著作權人的合@ 法權益。

                五、加強文化市場知識產權管理與監督

                市“掃黃打非”辦按照《天津市2009年“掃黃打非”行動方案》,大力整頓和規範文化市場秩序,以慶祝新中國⊙成立60周年營造良好社會文化環境為重點,持續不斷開展集中專項治理行動,日常監管水平得到新提升,出版物市場和網絡文化環境進一步凈化。2009年,全市共出動執法人員66614人次,檢查出版物市場、店檔攤點25805個次,檢查印刷復制企業8175家次,取締關閉非法♀店檔、攤點1557個,收繳各類圖書、報刊、音像、電子等非∩法出版物676428件,查辦各類非法出版物案件350起。舉行了兩次大規模銷毀活動,銷毀盜版光◆盤92萬余張,非法圖書5000冊。我市“掃黃打非”工作為進一步加快濱海新區開發開放,實現天津科學□發展和諧發展率先發展營造了良好的社會文化環境,受到中央和市委領導的充分肯定和高度評價。

                積極開展非物質文化遺產保護成立了市、區(縣)兩級非物質文化遺產聯席會議制度或領導︻小組,市政府批準公布了兩批95項非遺名∞錄,涉及類別10大類,其中國︻家級項目16項,區級非遺名錄228項。市文化廣★播影視局立ω 了市級非遺保護中心,全市有近400人從事非遺保護工作,每年投入200萬元非遺保護專項資金。先後完成了非遺普查工作,公□ 布了非遺名錄和代表性傳承人,天津市非遺名錄體系初步形成。中華劇院和濱湖劇院、楊柳青年畫〇藝術中心明清街等非遺場館建設完成;出版了《天津市非物質文化遺產圖典◣》和18個區縣分圖典卷以及《中國木版年畫◆集成—楊柳青卷》等民間文▲化系列叢書;加強對天津京劇、楊柳〓青年畫等傳統技藝14位國家級傳承人、47位市級傳承人進行了保護,使傳統技藝薪火相傳;對津門法鼓傳習、楊柳青畫社古畫版等一批非遺采取了保護措施;舉辦了全國京東大鼓藝術節等多項非▃遺保護活動。

                加大動漫產業知識產權保護力度。2009年,市文化廣播影視局積極開展一系列扶持原創動漫產業≡發展工作,將原創動漫產業知識產︾權保護提升到產業戰略層面,切實建立有效、完善的知識產權防禦體系。

                六、繼續做好地理標誌產品保護

                2009年,全市質量技術監督和工商部門充分發揮各自職能,積極開展地理標誌產品普查和調研,進一步推動地理標誌產〇品保護工作的深」入開展

                著力培育具有地方特色的地理標誌產品。市質監局進一步加大了對地理標誌產品保護工作的扶持力度,申請60萬元市服『務業引導資金,用於我市地理標誌產品的重點培育、檢測、標準化技術應用、專用標誌使用補貼以及品牌推廣等項工作。對食品、酒類和手工藝品等加工產品為培育主要對象,逐步改變我市地理標誌產品中初級農產品占絕對比重的現狀。

                做好地理標誌產品申報和審批。薊縣“天津板栗(天津產區)”地理標誌產品保護申請通過國家質檢總局專家●組審查,並█公告批準實施地理標誌產品保護,這是繼“七裏海河蟹”、“獨流老醋”、“茶澱玫瑰香葡萄”、“盤山磨盤柿”之後我市第五個地理標誌保護產品。靜海縣臺頭鎮政府申報的“臺頭西瓜”地理標誌產品保護申請被國家質檢總局『公告受理。

                推動地理標誌保護產品專Ψ用標誌的使用國家質檢總局公告核準了我市漢沽區葡萄種植協會“茶澱玫瑰香葡萄”地理標誌保護產品專用標誌的使用申請。截至2009年底,寧河縣“七裏海河蟹”使用地理標〒誌保護產品專用標誌20萬枚,產量達500多噸,產值達到3300萬元,實現經濟效益∮2000萬元,占總產值的60%。“七裏海河蟹”和“茶澱玫瑰香葡萄”兩種地理標誌產品參加中國第十六屆楊淩農業高新科技成果博覽會,進一步提升了我市地〖理標誌產品的知名度。

                七、植物新品種保護力度日益增強

                2009年,市農村工作委員會大力加強科技創新,通過強化執法,強化服務,紮實工作,使我市植物新品種保護工作成效顯著。截止2009年底,全市累計申←請水稻、小麥、玉米、黃瓜等植物新品種權41項,授權9項。2009年新申請植物新品種權6項。

                積極開展植物品種保護執法檢查,防止侵權案件發生。2009年,我市在辦理種子生產許可證要求提供品種權歸屬的證明材料,有效預防了侵權行為的發〓生。全年共出動農業執法人員1.27萬人次開展行政執♀法,檢查被管◣理單位1.26 萬戶次,印發各類宣傳資料30.8萬份,受理了品種權侵權案件1起。

                八、知識產權海關保護取得長足進展

                    2009年,天津海關進一步提高知識產權海關保護工作水平,加強對自主知識產權的保護,積極推動自主知識產權企業備案,嚴厲打擊進出口領域侵犯知識產權的違法行為,廣泛加強保護知識產權社會宣傳,取得∴明顯成效。全年共立案查處進出口侵權貨◢物案件66起,案件總值726萬元,查獲侵權貨物81萬余件,保護了“ADIDAS”、“NIKE”、“LEVI'S”、“安踏”等50個國內外商︼標專用權。

                2009年6月開展“郵遞、快件渠道¤知識產權專項行動”以來,天津海關共查獲侵犯知識產權案件31起,案值總值16萬元;共查獲侵權商品48934件,涉及國外品牌22個。

                九、公安機關嚴厲打擊侵犯知識產權違法犯罪

                我市各級公安部門不斷加大對侵犯知識產權犯罪的打擊力度,有效地遏制了侵犯知識產權違法犯罪行為。2009年,全市經偵部門共受理侵犯知識產權犯罪案件17起,立案15起、破案9起,涉案總值393余萬元,挽回經》濟損失244萬元,抓獲犯罪嫌疑人12名。

                多方協作配√合,形成打擊合力。各級公安部門與各知識產權執法部門合作,相繼偵辦了“6.18跨國生產、銷售假藥”案件等一批情節嚴重、社會反映強烈的重大侵犯知識產權和生產銷售偽劣商品犯罪案件,查獲了一系列制假販假窩點和侵權商品生產線,摧毀了一批跨※國(境)、跨地區的犯罪團夥,有效遏制了侵犯知識產權違法犯罪活動。

                服務經濟工作,建立▃防範機制。各級經偵機關結合辦◥案,主動深入相關經濟管理部門和企業,實行上門服務制度,電話訪問制度,建立並完善預防為主的防範機制,切實把保護知識產權工作不斷推向深入。

                十、知識產權司法保護取得新成效

                2009年,全市∏各級檢察機關共審結偵查機關提請批準逮捕的各類涉嫌侵犯知識產權案件10件16人,批準逮捕7件9人,其中涉嫌假冒註冊商╱標罪5人、銷售假冒註冊■商標的商品罪3人、假冒專利罪1人;提起公訴13件19人,其中以銷售假冒註冊商標的商品罪起訴5件8人,以假冒註冊商標罪起訴7件9人,以假冒專利罪起訴1件2人。

                認真貫徹《國家知識產權戰略綱要》。2009年,我市各級人民法院按照最高人民法院《關於貫徹實施國家知識產權戰略若幹問題的意見》,認真履行知識產權審判職能,依法加大知識產權司法保護力度,積極探索知識產〗權審判機制和方式創新,通過充分發揮能動司法的↙作用,為推動天津科學發展,服務濱海新區開發開放,提升城市自主創新能力,保障社會和諧穩定,提供了有力司法保障,營造了保護智力成果,激勵自主創新的良好司法環境。

                依法公正高效審結一、二審知識產權案件。2009年,全市法院共受理知識產權一審案263件,結案220件,其中調解與撤訴結案142件,占結案總數的64.56% 。受理二審知識產權案34件,審結38件(含舊存)。公開】審理了侵犯“米其林”商標案、侵犯“大無縫”商標案等一系列典型知識產」權案件,依法保護權利人的合法權益,及時有效制裁侵權行為。

                積極履行知識產權審判的延伸服務職能。市高級人民法院緊密結合天津經濟社會發展與濱海新區開發開放,制定了《關於貫徹實施國家知識產權戰略為自主創新提供司法保障和服務的具體措施》和《關於推進人民陪審員參加知識產權案件審判的◎意見》。通過座談、走訪、咨詢服務等多種方式,及時了解濱海新區企業的現實司法需求,研究國際金融危機背景下知識產權審判的︽新情況、新問題,及時研究審判對策,妥善處理保護知識產權與平衡各方利益、激勵創新與促進發展之間的關系。

                知識產權審判尺度進一步統一。高級人民法院先後組織開展了對馳名商標認定案件的檢查,對知識產權訴訟證據中若幹突出問題的調研,對反壟斷法適用中法律問題的調研等一系列活動,並形〓成了數份高質量的調研報告。為調研成果的轉化和在審〗判實踐中的應用創造了有利條件,也為統一司法裁量標準,全面提升我市法院知識產權審判水平,確保知識產權案件審判的公正性和高效性奠定了堅實的基礎。

                積極推進知識產權審判機制創新。《關於增設和平區人民法院為受理一般知識產權案件的基層法院的報告》獲最高人民法院批準。和平區人民法院開始實行“三審合一”試點,跨行政區域集々中管轄涉知識產權的刑事、民事、行政案件。

                十一、不斷加強知識產權保護的協作交流

                2009年,我市以全面深化知識產權行政、司◣法保護水平為著力點,實施知識產權執法協作工程,深化跨區域、跨省市知識產權執法協作,密切知識產權執法司法部門合作關系,全市知識產權保護氛圍更加濃厚,知識產權保護環境更加優化。

                知識產權執法協作取得新進展。按照天津市人民政府和河北省人民政府間合作備忘錄中加強知識產權執法保護協作↑的要求,四方棋牌下载與河北省知識產權局簽署了《津冀知識產權保護合作協議》,就立案、調查取證、處理決定的執行等方面建立了深層次執法協作關系。與廣東、北京、江蘇等地知識產權執法部門開展協作,很好地維護了我市望圓公司水下機器人項目的專利權益。與國家知識產權局和江蘇省知識產權局積極協調,徹底解決了天津藥物研究院與江蘇正大天晴公司長達三年半的專利權ㄨ糾紛。天津市知識產權局、天津市公安局等部門繼續聯合開展專項執法行動,保持共同打擊知識產權∞侵權及違法犯罪高壓態勢,營造了濃厚的知識產權保護氛圍。

                展會知識產權保護工作深入開展。市商務委、市知識產權局、市工商局、市質監局等部門聯合組成保護知識產權工作站,進駐中國·天津第十六屆投資貿易洽談會、第九屆中國▓北方國際自行車展覽會、建材業設備設計展覽會等19個大卐型展會,現場進行知識產權咨詢〇、舉報投訴和執法保護等服務活動,進一步完善了我市會展業知識產權保護工作機制,推動天津市會展業的健康發展。

                知識產權國際合作交流不斷發展。2009年,繼續采取“走出去、請進來”的方式,加強知識產權國際合作交流。市知識產權局組織了知識產權法律與管理赴美國培訓班、中德知識Ψ 產權法培訓班,市工商局協助國家工商總局在津舉辦“歐共體商標及立體商№標制度巡回研討會。相繼接∑ 待了巴基斯坦、泰國知識產權局局長帶領的知識產權訪問團、德國專利商標局專家交流團、意大利(中國)市場知識產權保護碩士研究生班,加強了相互交流學習,向世界展示了天津保護知識產權的成就。

                十二、知識產權文化氛圍日益濃厚

                2009年,各知識產權主管部門不間斷開展了知識產權宣傳、培訓和交流活動,全社會知識產權保護意識進一步加強,知識產權文化氛圍日益濃厚。

                一年來,各部門充分利⌒用“3.15”消費者權益日、“4.26”世界知識▲產權日、“12.4”普法宣傳日等積極開展知識產權普及宣傳活動。2009年4月,天津市政府新聞辦公室首次以市政府新聞發布會發布2008年天津市知識產權保護狀況,宣傳了天津保護知識產權的決心、采取的舉措及取得的顯著成就,受到多家新聞媒體的廣泛關註。市知識產權局舉辦了全國制造♀領域專業技術人員知識產權高級研修班、全國專利執法培訓班等培訓活〖動。中共天津市委組織部、國家知識產權∑ 局人事司、四方棋牌下载等在北京成功舉辦企業和科研院所領導幹部知識產權專題研討班。市工商局積極配合中華商標協會舉辦第三屆“中國企業走向世界商標戰略經驗交流會,組織本市企業參加第十屆中國西博會、第三屆中國商標節及亞太地區地理標誌大會。監局制作了“天津市地理標誌產品保護工作概況”專題片,市知識產權局、市公安局與天津廣播電臺舉辦了“知識產權走進直播『間”的宣傳活動。市知識產權局、市教委、市科委繼續舉辦青少年科技創新活動和小發明大賽,申請專利1600余項。市知識產權局、市經信委、河北區政府共同開展工業品外觀設計活動和外觀專利大賽,收到參賽作品近4000件,3000多名藝∞術家以及藝術專業的學生、藝術愛好者參加活動,申請外觀設計專利3809件。市版權局組織開展了“慶六一,版權保護從娃娃抓起”版權宣傳活動,組織了2009年“全國青少年版權保護讀書活動暨版權保護知識競賽”天津賽區活動。各區縣也把知識產權宣傳活動與創建創新型城市緊密結合起來,通過舉辦企業論壇、知識競賽等≡多種形式,廣泛開【展知識產權保護的宣傳普及活動。

                據不完全統計,2009年全市各部☉門、區縣開展各類形式的宣傳活動84次,全年共開展知識產權論壇、講座、座談會等各類培訓活動123次,培訓13000余人次。主要媒體上刊登、播放反映全市知識產權內容的報道、專版、公益廣告1000 余篇(次),有力的促進了我市“保護知識產權,促進創新發展”良好氛圍的形成。

                Bulletin on Tianjin Intellectual Property Rights Protection in 2009

                Tianjin Leading Group Office of Intellectual Property Strategy

                April,2010

                In 2009, under the leadership of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, and in accordance with General Secretary Hu Jintao’s significant requirement of five “Making Great Efforts and Achieving Success” for Tianjin’s work, the IPR protection work adopted a positive attitude to fight against the international financial crisis; firmly focusing on self-directed innovation as the key link for the transformation of the ways to achieve economic growth and restructuring, the protection work witnessed pioneering innovation and sturdy efforts. As a result, the creation, utilization, protection and administration of Tianjin’s intellectual property right experienced a comprehensive development and entered into a new stage. According to a newly published Report of China’s Intellectual Property Rights Index, the comprehensive strength and the general level of Tianjin’s intellectual property right edged into the advanced ranks nationwide.

                I. The Party Committee and the Municipal Government Accord Great Importance to Intellectual Property Work.

                The Party Committee and the Municipal Government accorded great importance to intellectual property work. In March, 2009, the Secretary of Tianjin Municipal Committee of CPC Zhang Gaoli issued important instruction on intellectual property work. Secretary Zhang Gaoli instructed: “Achievements are hard-won, while the tasks remain formidable. The intellectual property work in Tianjin should conform to the national development strategy as well as the central government’s requirement for Tianjin and work creatively to rank among the top nationwide”. Mayor Huang Xingguo also made important instruction as followed: “Intellectual property work could provide better service to guarantee growth, carry forward the advancement of self-directed innovation capacity, optimize economic structure, transform development styles and improve urban competitiveness.” For the past year, the Municipal government accelerated the formulation of the Outline of Tianjin Intellectual Property Strategy and systematically designed the balanced development of different intellectual property types such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, integrated circuits layout designs, new varieties of plants, geographical marks and traditional knowledge. At the beginning of 2009, a leading group for Tianjin intellectual property strategy was established with the Vice Mayor Wang Zhiping as the head and leaders from 31 sectors as members. In May, 2009, Intellectual Property Strategy Report was accepted by the experts. In June,the Outline of Tianjin Intellectual Property Strategy (draft) was demonstrated by the experts. In December, the comments onthe Outlinewere completed. During the process of strategic research and the formulation of the Outline, the IP-related administrative sectors formed good cooperation mechanisms, enhanced understanding and created the atmosphere, resulting in forging a consensus as well as promoting work. The Outline shall serve as a programmatic document guiding the development of IPR work in Tianjin for the time to come. It shall also be considered as an important act to further the implementation of the scientific outlook on development and the national intellectual property strategy, marking that Tianjin’s IPR work will enter into a brand new stage. Also in this year, the Municipal government enacted and issued Opinions on Implementing Trademark Strategy to Promote Economic Development and A Three-Year Program for the Development of Trademarks in Tianjin. At the conference on the implementation of the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy in Tianjin, vigorous promotion of trademark strategy and commendation of enterprises with famous trademarks, 11 enterprises with well-known trademarks were amply rewarded.

                II.  Patent Protection Work Forges ahead Towards a New Step.

                In 2009, patent protection work actively engaged itself in the overall situation of Tianjin’s development and notable results were achieved in the following aspects: further encouragement of creating proprietary intellectual property rights, promotion of the exploitation and transformation of important inventions, advancement of IPR work in districts and counties, efficient implementation of patent administrative law enforcement, and reinforcement of the building of IPR service system and training qualified personnel. 2009 saw patent applications reaching 19187 in number, and 7216 were granted; thus valid patents amounted to 20515, separately up 10.1%9% and 18.5% over the same period last year. Among them, 6578 were invention patent applications, 1793 were granted, and 4919 were valid inventive patents, separately demonstrating increases of 7%, 22.6% and 25.7% over the same period last year. The total number of patent application climbed one rung (from 11th in 2008) to rank the tenth nationwide. The number of granting patents still held the eighth position. The accumulative number of patent application reached 124,000; the inventive patent application added up to 40,000; patent granting was up to an aggregate amount of 49,000.

                Marked results were achieved in patent management. For the past year, the Municipal IP Bureau issued in succession Management Measures of Tianjin Patent Pilots (for the categories of creation and implementation), the Trial Guidelines for the Formulation of Intellectual Property System for Tianjin Enterprises and the Guidelines for the Safeguarding of Intellectual Property Right for Tianjin Enterprises; the formulation of the Regulations on the Promotion and Protection of Patents in Tianjin was also activated. Tianjin Binhai New Area became the demonstration zone for intellectual property establishment nationwide; Heping District and Xiqing District entered into the pilot project of IPR Powerful Districts in the country. Tianjin Tasly Group and Tianjin University were named as the first batch of enterprises and institutions for demonstration of IPR. Jinmao Group and the other 21 enterprises were numbered among the patent pilots on the national level. And 171 enterprises were listed as patent pilots on the municipal level.

                The transformation of important invention patents made remarkable achievements.Municipal Banking Regulatory Bureau and Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau formulated Guidance of the Implementation of Pledge Loan of the Patent Rights in Tianjin, promoting Tianjin Weijie Technology Co., Ltd. to successfully secure a patent right pledge loan of 20 million Yuan without intermediate guarantee links from Dalian Bank, Tianjin Branch. The petroleum casing pipe for ultra deep wells in the extraction of petroleum and natural gas invented by Tianjin Pipe Corporation( TPCO) and the other five major invention patents won China Invention Award of Excellence. Ten important inventions won Tianjin Gold Medal Invention Award including the preparation of large-diameter monocrystalline silicon zone melting method by Tianjin Huanou Semiconductor Material Technology Co., Ltd.. 15 excellent inventions won Tianjin Invention Award of Excellence including the 5-DOF Gantry-style repression Center invented by Tianjin Tianduan Pressing Machine Co., Ltd.. These prize-winning patents accumulated sales income of 3.68 billion Yuan; the total amount of tax and profits rose to 1 billion Yuan; and foreign exchange incomes totaled 130,000,000 Yuan.

                Administrative protection of patents was further enhanced. Still in progress were the campaigns entitled “Thunderstorm” and “Justice” waged by the Municipal IP Bureau. The former focused on investigating and dealing with patent passing off; while the latter concentrated on prosecution of patent defraud. Meanwhile the law enforcement campaign named “Rising Sun” was carried on, which aimed at exhibitions, wholesale markets and markets for farm tools and agricultural materials.In 2009, 16 cases of patent violation disputes underwent mediation and arbitration in Tianjin, and 13 were newly filed and received, 11 of which were settled; thus the percentage of the decided cases through administrative mediation and arbitration within the year accounted for 84%. In the special law enforcements, altogether over 3,100 commodities with patent marking were checked and 1 case of faked patent products was investigated and dealt with. Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau actively explored IPR maintenance and assistance. In February 2009, the Aid Center for Maintaining Intellectual Property Rights was set up with an establishment of 12330 as a full-featured platform for voice calls service system. For the past year, the system received over 960 consultations; 36 of which were IPR cases and were transmitted to relevant administrative departments to deal with; another 9 were handed over as clues to intellectual property right enforcement agencies in other places. Consequently the environment of IPR protection was further optimized.

                III. Protection of Registered Trademark Exclusive Rights Is Continuously Promoted.

                In 2009, administrations of industry and commerce at municipal and district levels vigorously publicized trademark laws and regulations, propelled the establishment and implementation of trademark strategy, and actively carried out the protection of trademark rights, achieving fruitful results. In Tianjin, the total number of registered trademark application topped over 13,000; with an increase of over 8,200, the total number of registered trademarks amounted to over 56,000. Well-known trademarks increased by 24, adding up to a total number of 49. Famous trademarks increased by 65, with 91 renewals of conferred famous trademark, the total accumulated number reached 550. For the past year, 23 applications for well-known trademark were reported and submitted.

                The implementation of trademark strategy was vigorously boosted. In accordance with the Municipal Government’s Opinions on Implementing Trademark Strategy to Promote Economic Development and a Three-Year Program for the Development of Trademarks in Tianjin, the joint Inter-Bureau Committee conference system for promoting the implementation of trademark strategy was established.Municipal Banking Regulatory Bureau, Bureau of Industry and Commerce jointly promulgated Guidance of the Implementation of Pledge Loan of Trademark Exclusive Right in Tianjin. Nanyang Hoo’s Furniture Co., Ltd. was the first enterprise in Tianjin that successfully used its trademark exclusive right to apply for a pledged loan of 10 million RMB Yuan from Tianjin Bank; Chen Lin dyeing Company pledged its trademark to obtain bank loans of 10 million Yuan.

                The protection of trademark exclusive rights was strengthened. The Municipal Industrial and Commercial Administrative agencies investigated and dealt with 430 cases of trademark infringement, with the penalty amounting to 3,545,000 Yuan. 472,000 trademarks and 95,000 infringing commodities were confiscated and destroyed. The case that “Jingwu” duck neck in Wuhan infringed the trademark exclusive right of “Jingwu” that belonged to an enterprise in Xiqing District and trademark disputes of “Jin Alcohol” and “Guifaxiangshibajie” that brought broad social impact were satisfactorily resolved. The registration of certification marks such as “Chadian Grape”, “ Hangu Prawn” and “Yangliuqing New Year Painting” was energetically pushed, among which the “Chadian Grape” as a certification mark was approved and registered. At the third China Trademark Festival, Tianjin’s “Goubuli” was rated “the most competitive service mark”; “Shawo Turnip” was awarded “the most competitive agricultural product trademark”; and “Xiaozhan Rice” was judged “the most competitive geographical mark”; Jinghai County in Tianjin was chosen as “ 2009 Trademark Hundred Counties”.

                Trademark protection of agricultural products was further improved. In 2009, the Municipal Bureau of Industry and Commerce organized the city’s agriculture-related branches to investigate the trademarks of agricultural products in their areas. Through the implementation of the strategy “Invigorating Agriculture and Improving Peasants’ Incomes by the Application of Trademarks”, peasants’ income was effectively promoted. Throughout the year, trademarks of new planting, breeding and processing increased by 1419, up 83.3% over the same period last year. The issue that Ninghe "Qilihai crab" as a certification mark was squatted of bad faith was successfully mediated. Currently the certification mark “Qilihai” has been preliminarily adopted by the Trademark Office SAIC. State Trademark Office also approved the registration of the certification mark "Chadian" grape and eight collective marks such as “Huizhongyuanda” sweet potato and “Honglifu” watermelon.

                IV. The Management and Protection of Copyright Are Intensified.

                In 2009, publication market supervision was intensified to build a market environment in good health. Copyright management was standardized and orderly throughout the year. Altogether 208 copyright trade contracts, 19 re-recording and processing contracts, and 3 foreign electronic publications contracts were verified plus 30 software verification and certification.The Municipal Copyright Bureau conducted market supervision and examination in 87 business units covering some large-scale Tianjin websites such as ENorth and some units in survey and design industry. Software legalization was actively popularized in Tianjin enterprises and 40 first-class units in survey and design industry began to use legitimate CAD software, yielding staged achievements.

                Piracy and patent infringement were severely punished and major and key infringement cases were investigated and dealt with. In 2009, the Municipal Office of “Fighting against Pornography and Illegal Publications” took the lead in coordinating and uncovering the “6.03” major copyright infringement case of wholesaling and retailing pirated audio and visual products on line by gangs. The Municipal Copyright Bureau identified nearly 200,000 disks sold by more than a dozen people involved in the case. The National Office of “Fighting against Pornography and Illegal Publications” believed that the successful handling of this case made it clear that Tianjin was firmly determined to protect intellectual property right and crack down hard on piracy and patent infringement. Also useful experiences were accumulated to investigate similar major cases. The Municipal Copyright Bureau successfully mediated over 10 cases such as the copyright dispute over the submission of background music fees between the Music Copyright Association and the Home Depot and over Tianjin Bohai Securities Co.,Ltd.’ use of pirated software, thus effectively upholding the legal rights of copyright owners.

                V. The Management and Supervision of Intellectual Property Right in Cultural Products Market Are Strengthened.

                In accordance with the 2009 Course of Action on Fighting against Pornography and Illegal Publication, Tianjin, the Municipal Office of “Fighting against Pornography and Illegal Publications” made great efforts to rectify and standardize the order of cultural products market; focusing on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China and creation of a good social and cultural environment, the Office continuously carried out concentrated and special controlling actions so that everyday regulatory standards were upgraded and publication market and cyberculture environment were further purified. In 2009, the city dispatched law enforcement officers to 66,614 person-times; examination of the publication market, stores and stalls involved 25,805 household-times; and the printing and reproduction business, 8,175 unit-times. 1,557 stores and stalls were banned and shut down; a total collection of 676,428 illegal publications such as books, newspapers, audio-visual and electronic materials were captured. Moreover, 350 cases of illegal publications were investigated and dealt with. Two large-scale destructions were launched, destroying over 920,000 pirated discs and 5,000 illegal books. The fight against pornography and illegal publication in Tianjin created a good social and cultural environment for further accelerating the opening up of Binhai New Area and the realization of Tianjin’s scientific, harmonious, and pioneering development. All these achievements were fully affirmed and highly appraised by central and municipal leaders.

                The protection of intangible cultural heritage was actively conducted. The joint conference system or leading group for intangible cultural heritage on both the Municipal and District (County) levels was set up. The Municipal Government approved and issued two batches of directories including 95 projects of intangible cultural heritage involving 10 major categories, 16 of which were national projects, and 228 were on district levels. The Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio and Television established the Center for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage on the Municipal level. Nearly 400 people worked in the field of intangible cultural heritage protection and annually 2 million Yuan was invested as the special fund for intangible cultural heritage protection. A census of intangible cultural heritage was made and then the directories and the list of representative inheritance people were issued. As a result, the list and directory system of intangible cultural heritage was initially formed. Some intangible cultural heritage venues such as Zhonghua Theater, Binhu Theater, the Arts Center for Yanliuqing New Year Painting and Ming and Qing Street completed construction; Tianjin Intangible Cultural Heritage Picture Dictionary and subvolumes for 18 districts and counties were published; also published were folk culture series such as An Integrated Collection of Chinese Woodcut New Year Paintings: Yangliuqing Volume. The protection of some traditional crafts such as Peking opera in Tianjin and Yangliuqing new year painting was intensified; besides, 14 national inheritance persons and 47 on municipal levels were protected in order to ensure the handover of these traditional crafts. Measures were also taken for the protection of the series of intangible cultural heritage such as learning and passing on of Tianjin religious drum and the ancient painting wooden board in Yangliuqing Painting Society. Many activities aiming at protecting intangible cultural heritage were held such as the National Jingdong Large-Drum Festival.

                The IP protection in animation industry was enhanced. In 2009, the Municipal Cultural Bureau and Broadcasting Bureau actively carried out a series of work for the purpose of supporting the development of original animation industry. The protection of the intellectual property right of animation industry was raised to the level of industrial strategy to establish an effective and complete defense system for intellectual property right.

                VI. The Protection of Geographical Mark Products Is Improved

                In 2009, the Municipal Quality and Technical Supervision and the Industry and Commerce sectors fully played their respective functions to actively carry out survey and research on geographical mark products and further promote the protection of geographical mark products in depth.

                Efforts were concentrated on cultivating geographical mark products with local characteristics. The Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau further increased the support for the protection of geographical mark products by applying 600,000 Yuan of service sector guiding funds for key cultivating, testing, application of standardized technology, subsidies for special logo and brand promotion of geographical mark products in Tianjin. The main targets for cultivation were on processed products such as food, wine and handicrafts so as to gradually change the status quo that primary agricultural products covered an absolute proportion of geographical mark products in Tianjin.

                The application and approval of geographical mark products were well accomplished. The application for the protection of the geographical mark product—“Tianjin Chestnut” in Ji County (Tianjin Region) passed expert review by the General Administration of Quality Supervision and noticed the approval to implement the protection of geographical mark product. It became the fifth geographical mark product under protection after “Qilihai Crab”, “Duliu Balsmic Vinegar”, “Chadian Meiguixiang Grape” and “Panshan Mopan persimmon”. The application made by government of Taitou Town of  Jinghai County for the protection of geographical mark product “Taitou watermelon” was noticed by General Administration of Quality Supervision for acceptance.

                The use of special logo for geographical mark product under protection was promoted. General Administration of Quality Supervision noticed the approval of the application by Tianjin Hangu District Grape Growers Association for using special logo for geographical mark product under protection on “Chadian Meiguixiang Grape”. By the end of 2009, “Qilihai Crab” in Ninghe County altogether used 200,000 special logos for geographical mark product under protection. Output reached more than 500 tons and production value reached 33 million Yuan, achieving economic benefits 20 million Yuan, and accounting for 60% of total output value. “Qilihai Crab” and “Chadian Meiguixiang Grape” participated in the sixteenth China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair, thus further enhancing the reputation of Tianjin’s geographical mark products.

                VII.  The Protection of New Varieties of Plants Is Intensified.

                In 2009, the Municipal Rural Work Committeevigorously strengthened scientific and technological innovation; with reinforced law enforcement and service and through solid work, the protection of new varieties of plants in Tianjin achieved remarkable results. Till the end of 2009, patent applications in Tianjin reached 432 in number. The total application number of new plant varieties right such as rice, wheat, corns, cucumber etc. amounted to 41, 9 of which were granted. In 2009, 6 applications were made for new plant variety right.

                Law enforcement and inspection were actively carried out aiming at the protection of new varieties of plants and preventing infringement.  In 2009, when applying for seed production license, the applicant was required to provide testimonial materials for the ownership of the variety right. By so doing, the infringement was effectively checked. Throughout the year, altogether 12,700 person-times in agricultural law enforcement were assigned in administrative law enforcement. 12,600 household-times concerned were inspected. In addition, 308,000 copies of various types of promotional materials were printed and distributed. One case of variety right infringement was accepted.

                VIII. Considerable Progress Is Made in Intellectual Property Right Protection by Tianjin Customs.

                In 2009, Tianjin Customs further enhanced the level of IPR customs protection by strengthening the protection of proprietary intellectual property rights, actively pushing forward Tianjin enterprises with proprietary intellectual property rights to submit for the record, severely cracking down on IPR violations in the field of import and export, and also by making extensive efforts to augment social communications of IPR protection, resulting in significant achievements. Throughout the year, 66 cases of import and export goods violating IPR were investigated and prosecuted with a total amount of 7,260,000 Yuan. More than 810,000 goods that violated intellectual property right were ferreted out. The exclusive right of 50 domestic and foreign trademarks such as ADIDAS, NIKE, LEVIS and ANTA were upheld.

                Since “IPR Special Action via Post and Express Channels” was launched in June, 2009, Tianjin Customs altogether investigated 31 cases of IPR infringements with a total value of 160,000 Yuan. A total amount of 48,934 commodities violating IPR were seized, including 22 foreign brands.

                IX. The Public Security Organ Takes Severe Measures against Intellectual Property Right Infringements.

                Tianjin's public security departments at all levels continued to increase efforts to crack down on IPR infringement crimes, effectively curbing illegal and criminal acts of violating intellectual property right. In 2009, the city's economic investigation department accepted 17 criminal cases of IPR infringement. 15 cases were filed for investigation and 9 were solved, with a total amount of over 3,930,000 Yuan. 2.44 million Yuan worth of economic loss was retrieved and 12 suspects were arrested.

                Multi-parties cooperated and coordinated to form a combat force. The public security departments at all levels cooperated with IPR law enforcement departments to investigate and handle a number of serious cases of IPR Infringement and criminal cases of production and sales of shoddy goods that aroused strong social responses such as “6.18 transnational production and sales of counterfeit medicines”. A series of criminal retreats for the production and sales of counterfeit goods and infringing goods production line were seized. A number of transnational(boundary) and transregional criminal gangs were destroyed, effectively curbing IPR infringement crimes.

                The purpose was serving economic work and establishing preventive mechanisms. On the occasion of handling cases, economic investigation departments at all levels worked their way into relevant economic administrative departments and enterprises. With the implementation of on-site service system and telephone interviewing system, preventive mechanism based on precaution was established and perfected, earnestly continuing to deepen the IP protection work.

                X. Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Right Reaps New Results

                In 2009, prosecuting apparatus at all levels altogether tried 16 people involved in 10 different cases of IPR violations that the investigative authorities submitted for approval of arrest. 9 people involved in 7 cases were approved for arrest, 5 of whom were suspected of the crime of counterfeiting a registered trademark, 3 for the crime of sale of commodities with counterfeit registered trademark and 1 for the crime of counterfeiting patent. The prosecuting apparatus brought prosecutions against 19 people involved in 13 cases, among whom, 8 people in 5 cases were prosecuted for the crime of sale of commodities with counterfeit registered trademark, 9 people in 7 cases were prosecuted for the crime of counterfeiting a registered trademark and 2 people in 1 case were prosecuted for crime of counterfeiting patent.

                The Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy was earnestly implemented. In 2009, in accordance with the Opinions on the Issues Concerning the Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy by the Supreme People’s Court, People’s Courts at all levels in Tianjin conscientiously carried out the functions of trying IPR cases, improved the judicial protection of intellectual property right according to law and actively explored innovations of mechanisms and modalities of intellectual property trials. Through giving full play to judicial activism, a strong judicial protection was provided to promote scientific development in Tianjin, offer services for the development and opening of Binhai New Area, improve the independent innovation capacity of Tianjin and to ensure social harmony and stability. Consequently, a good legal environment was created for the protection of intellectual achievements and encouragement of independent innovation.

                IP cases of the first and second instances were concluded in a just and efficient manner according to law. In 2009, the city’s courts accepted 263 intellectual property cases of first instance and concluded 220 cases, among which 142 cases were closed through mediation and withdrawal, accounting for 64. 56% of the total cases closed. The courts accepted 34 intellectual property cases of second instance and completed 38 (including backlog). A series of typical IP cases such as the cases of violating “Michelin” trademark and “Big Seamless” trademark were dealt with in an open court so as to protect the legitimate interests of right holders and impose timely and effective sanctions against violations.

                Services were actively extended to fulfill the functions of intellectual property trial. Closely integrating Tianjin’s economic and social development and the development and opening of Binhai New Area, Tianjin Municipal Higher People's Court formulated Specific Measures on the Implementation of the National Intellectual PropertyStrategy to Provide Judicial Protection and Service for Independent Innovation and Opinions on Promoting the Participation of People's Assessors in IP Case Trials. Through workshops, visits, consultative services and other methods, the Higher People’s Court kept up with the actual judicial needs of the enterprises in Binhai New Area, investigated the new situations and new problems in IP trials against the background of international financial crisis and made a timely study of corresponding countermeasures, thus properly addressing the relationship between protection of intellectual property right and balancing of interests as well as the relationship between encouraging innovation and promoting development.

                The scale of IP trials was further coalesced. Higher People’s Court successively organized and carried out a series of activities including the inspection on cases of the recognition of the well-known trademarks, research on a number of outstanding issues concerning the evidences in IP litigation and research on legal issues in the application of antitrust law; and as a result formed several high-quality research reports. Consequently, favorable conditions were created for the conversion of research results and practical application in trials, and a solid foundation was laid for the unification of judicial discretion standard, the overall elevation of IP trial level for Tianjin’s courts, and ensuring the fairness and efficiency of IP case trials.

                The innovation of IP trial mechanism was actively promoted. The Report on Including People’s Court in Heping District as the Primary Court to Accept General Intellectual Property Cases was approved by the Supreme People's Court. Heping District People’s Court introduced the “three trials in one” pilot to centralize jurisdiction of the criminal, civil and administrative cases involving intellectual property across administrative regions.

                XI. The Cooperation and Exchanges in Intellectual Property Protection Are Continuously Strengthened.

                Taking comprehensive deepening of the administrative and judicial protection of intellectual property rights as the focal point, the cooperative project of intellectual property law enforcement was implemented in 2009 to intensify the inter-regional, inter-provincial( municipal) collaboration of intellectual property law enforcement and to build a ever closer connection between the law-enforcing departments and judiciary departments. Consequently, the City’s atmosphere was much thicker with intellectual property protection and the environment of intellectual property protection was further refined.

                New progress was made in the collaboration of intellectual property protection. In accordance with the requirements to strengthen the collaboration of intellectual property protection in the memorandum of cooperation between Tianjin Municipal government and the Provincial government of Hebei Province, Tianjin Intellectual Property Bureau and Intellectual Property Bureau of Hebei Province signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Protection of Intellectual Property between Tianjin and Hebei, establishing a deep-level cooperative law-enforcing relationship concerning case filing, investigation and evidence collection, and the implementation of the decisions. In the collaboration with the intellectual property law-enforcing agencies in Guangdong, Beijing, Jiangsu and other places, Wangyuan Company’s patent right of the underwater robot project was successfully safeguarded.With the active co-ordination with the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China and Jiangsu Provincial Intellectual Property Bureau, the patent dispute between Tianjin Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Jiangsu Zhengda Tianqing Company that lasted as long as three and a half years was completely solved. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Public Security Bureau and other departments continued to jointly carry out special law enforcement actions to maintain a high-tension posture in the united efforts to crack down on IPR infringement and crimes, creating a strong atmosphere of intellectual property protection.

                IPR protection for exhibitions was deepened. The Municipal Commerce Commission, the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Industry and Commerce Bureau, Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau and other departments jointly formed the IPR Protection Workstation, entered and stationed in 19 large exhibitions including the 16th Investment and Trade Fair in Tianjin, China, the 9th North China International Cycle Show, and the Exhibition of Equipment Design for Building Materials Industry. The IPR Workstation supplied services such as intellectual property consulting, reporting of complaints and law enforcement protection on the spot, thus further improving the working mechanism of IPR protection for the Tianjin’s exhibition industry and promoting the healthy development of exhibition industry in Tianjin.

                International cooperation and exchange of intellectual property rights were experiencing an ongoing development. In 2009, the approach “going out, please come in” was continued. In order to enhance the international IPR cooperation and exchange, the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau organized and implemented intellectual property law and management training project to the United States as well as the training class for Chinese and German Intellectual Property Law. The Municipal Industrial and Commercial Bureau assisted SAIC to hold in Tianjin “Roving Seminar on European Community Trademarks and Three-Dimensional Trademark System”. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau received in succession the Pakistani and Thai intellectual property missions led by Secretary of Pakistani and Thai Intellectual Property Bureaus, the Exchange Group formed by experts from German Patent and Trademark Office, and the class of Master degree candidates for IPR protection in Italian (Chinese) markets. As a result, mutual exchange and study were strengthened and meanwhile, the achievements of IPR protection in Tianjin were shown to the world.

                XII. The Cultural Atmosphere of Intellectual Property Right Becomes Increasingly Strong.

                The competent authorities of intellectual property in the past year kept carrying out IP publicity, training and communication activities so that the society as a whole further strengthened IPR protection awareness and the cultural atmosphere of IPR became increasingly strong.

                In the past year, various departments made full use of 3.15 “Consumer Rights Day”, 4.26 “World Intellectual Property Day”, and 12.4 “Law Popularizing and Propagating Day” to actively conduct IP popularization and publicity activities. In April, 2009, the Municipal Government Information Office for the first time issued status of IPR protection in 2008, Tianjin in the form of Municipal Government Press Conference. Subject to the widespread attention by a number of news media, the Press Conference publicized Tianjin’s determination, the measures taken and the remarkable achievements made in relation to IPR protection. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau organized a series of activities such as the advanced IPR training course for the professional and technical staff all round the country in the manufacturing area and national patent law enforcement training courses.Organization Department of the Municipal Party Committee in Tianjin, the Division of Personnel of the State Intellectual Property Office and the Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau successfully launched a symposium in Beijing on intellectual property right for the leaders and cadres from enterprises and research institutes in Tianjin. The Municipal Industrial and Commercial Bureau actively cooperated with the China Trademark Association to hold the third Meeting on Experience Exchange of Trademark Strategy for Chinese Companies to the World and organized Tianjin enterprises to participate in thetenth West Lake Expo in China, the third Chinese Trademark Festival and the Asia-Pacific Conference on Geographical Marks. The Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau produced a feature film entitled “An Overview of the Protection of the Geographical Mark Products in Tianjin”. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Tianjin Radio Station co-held a publicity activity “IPR in the Studio”. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, the Municipal Education Commission, and the Municipal Science and Technology Commission continued to organize youth science and technology innovation activities and small-invention contests with more than 1,600 patent applications as a result. The Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau, Tianjin Economic and Information Technology Commission, and the Hebei District Government jointly carried out industrial design activities and Industrial Design Patent Competition. More than 3,000 professional artists, art students and art enthusiasts participated, handing in nearly 4,000 competition entries. The application of Industrial Design Patent topped 3,809. The Municipal Copyright Bureau organized copyright publicity activities “Celebrating Children’s Day—Copyright Protection Starts from Children” and 2009 “National Youth Copyright Protection—Reading Activity & Knowledge Contest of Copyright Protection in Tianjin Division. Furthermore, the districts and counties tightly combined the IP publicity activities with creating an innovative city. By means of organizing business forums and knowledge contests, publicity and popularization activities concerning IPR protection were widely initiated.

                According to incomplete statistics, in 2009, various departments, districts and counties carried out different forms of publicity activities totaling 84 times. Activities of all kinds were launched, ranging from IPR forum, lectures to seminars. Altogether 123 such activities were spread out with over 13,000 trainee-times. Over 1,000 reports, special edition and public-interest advertisements that were either published or broadcasted in Tianjin’s major media reflected Tianjin’s intellectual property right, vigorously promoting the formation of the good atmosphere—“Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Promotion of Innovation and Development”.