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2016年武汉知识产权发展状况

发布时间:2017-04-24浏览:4585发布人:执法处

2016年,武汉市知识产权工作领导小组各成员单位在市委、市政府的正确领导下,继续深入贯彻实施《武汉市知识产权战略纲要(2011-2020年)》(武政〔2011〕15号),和《武汉市深入实施知识产权战略行动计划(2016-2020年)》(以下简称《行动计划》),按照“激励创造、有效运用、依法保护、科学管理”的方针,不断提升全市知识产权创造、运用、保护、管理和服务水平,营造尊重和保护知识产权的法治和文化环境,为我市加快推进全面改革创新试验、建设国家创新型城市和知识产权强市提供了有力支撑。

一、实施知识产权战略

制定实施《行动计划》。根据党和国家加强知识产权保护运用的一系列新要求,为进一步促进科技创新,全面提升我市知识产权综合能力,推进我市开展全面创新改革试验,建设国家创新型城市和知识产权强市,市知识产权工作领导小组制定实施《行动计划》,提出了未来5年我市知识产权工作的指导思想、主要目标、主要任务及相关举措,对有关工作作出了具体部署与安排。

创建知识产权强市。制定实施《2016年武汉市推进国家知识产权示范城市工作计划》,通过了2015年国家知识产权示范城市年度考核工作。申报国家知识产权强市创建市。按照国家知识产权局有关要求,刘英姿副市长主持召开专题会,推进我市申报国家知识产权强市工作,按期向国家知识产权局提交《武汉市推进国家知识产权强市创建市工作方案(2017-2019年)》。

武汉东湖新技术开发区国家知识产权示范园区建设成效显著。国家专利导航产业发展实验区取得新成果,出台国家专利导航武汉光通信产业创新发展规划,编制实施专利导航工作推进计划,择优选择10家企业开展微观专利导航试点工作。5月10日,国家知识产权局副局长甘绍宁,市委常委、东湖新技术开发区党工委书记胡立山共同为东湖国家知识产权服务业集聚发展试验区揭牌。制定实施东湖国家知识产权服务业集聚发展试验区推进方案,加大政策供给和服务机构培育引进力度,2016年有16家知识产权服务机构登记落户,总数达到31家(占全省登记备案的知识产权服务机构73家的42.4%)。

武汉经济技术开发区打造政策最优的知识产权试点园区。2016年初,开发区管委会印发《知识产权工作“十三五”发展规划》和《知识产权试点园区工作2016年推进计划》,进一步明确了区工商、质监、财政、经信、知识产权等相关部门工作职责。9月,出台《关于推动科技创新发展的政策措施》,包括激励创新,对国家、省、市奖励创新政策配套,鼓励开展知识产权企业维权,支持企业开展专利质押融资以及奖励知识产权服务机构等5大方面。

各区积极实施知识产权战略。江岸区对10家企业实施专利成果转化项目给予175万元资金资助,对17家初创期的小微企业的17项专利技术给予109万元资金资助;在专利数量过百件的3家企业建立技术研发中心;有2家企业通过“省知识产权示范企业”评审;聘请“知识产权创业导师”,为黄埔科技园区企业提供专利布局、专利挖掘等服务,推进企业技术创新。江汉区对46家企业获得授权的129件专利、87件软件著作权给予资金资助,金额达34.3万元;推荐武汉威和光电股份有限公司、湖北盛佳电器股份有限公司等3家企业申报省“知识产权保护海外维权培育示范企业”,推荐武汉迈克斯、进驰激光等6家企业申报湖北省知识产权示范创建企业;举办知识产权培训、专题讲座4期,共服务企业200家,累计培训400多人次。硚口区提高专利申请资助标准,发明专利从2000元/件提高到3000元/件;推进实施专利战略,区高新技术企业达到35家,武汉汉新科谷技术股份有限公司被认定为省级专利工作示范企业。汉阳区对310件专利申请资助约44万元;以黄金口工业园功能材料及其应用高新技术产业化基地和黄金口科技孵化基地为重点,实施专利“扫零计划”;在知识产权宣传周期间,重点对大型商场、超市、成品药批发市场、医药连锁店中知识产权侵权假冒行为组织开展专项整治行动;深入企业、社区普及科技和知识产权相关政策及常识,发放宣传资料2000多份。武昌区持续加大知识产权经费投入,用于知识产权工作扶持资金达到289.4万元,受益企业30多家;深化与区域高校科技合作,促进知识产权成果转化,设立珞珈创新天使基金,建设形式多样的“双创”空间,推动武汉大学师生和校友创新创业;针对区内药品零售市场和旅游纪念品市场开展专利执法专项行动。青山区加大知识产权工作支持力度,安排50万元专项资金支持专利申请,并将发明专利申请量纳入到区绩效目标中进行考核;组织企业积极申报湖北省第三批知识产权示范建设企业,中冶集团武汉勘察研究院有限公司和武汉卡特工业股份有限公司获批;区科技(知识产权)、工商、文化等部门联合开展知识产权宣传活动,发放知识产权有关宣传资料,接受群众咨询300余人次。洪山区加强知识产权工作体系建设,充分发挥“国家知识产权强县工程试点区工作领导小组”的作用,19个区直成员单位各司其职,协调合作,进一步健全了知识产权工作机构,完善了区域知识产权工作体系;全年发明专利申请量5200件、授权量1755件,均位居各区第一;3家企业入选国家知识产权优势企业,10家企业入选湖北省知识产权示范建设企业,4家企业的专利获得第九届湖北省专利奖,烽火创新谷被认定为首批湖北省知识产权双创服务基地。东西湖区对每件授权发明专利补贴5000元,获得发达国家和地区发明专利授权补贴3-10万元,共发放补贴资金93.5万元;2015年、2016年连续两年区内企业获得中国专利金奖;创建2家省级知识产权示范企业,组织3家企业申报第四批省级知识产权示范企业;引导和支持知识产权服务机构与中小企业开展紧密合作,联合市科技局(市知识产权局)、海峡高新技术创业服务中心、知识产权代理机构签订了知识产权托管工作委托协议。蔡甸区落实专利资助政策,对13家企业(个人)的5项发明、65项实用新型、24项外观设计进行补贴,金额达8.7万元;编制完成区科技局(区知识产权局)行政权力目录,进一步规范专利行政执法流程,组织相关人员参加并通过全省行政执法人员统一考试。江夏区加大发明专利的资助力度,对授权职务发明专利资助由1000元/件提高到4000元/件,非职务发明专利由800元/件提高到1500元/件;组织金光电子、泰普开关及人天包装3家企业申报2016年省第三批知识产权示范建设企业,并荣获示范建设企业称号;组织了朗涤环保、启瑞药业、中化东方、铁盾民防、华友天宇、和骏激光6家企业申报省2016年第四批知识产权示范建设企业。黄陂区积极组织知识产权代理机构、资深专利代理人深入企业提供面对面服务,组织多家企业申报省知识产权示范企业,穆兰同大、惠强科技、思维特3家企业已成功入围省知识产权示范企业;区科技局(区知识产权局)与市科技局(市知识产权局)在全区各大超市、药店联合执法3次,独立执法9次,共检查商品4000余件,涉及专利产品350余件。新洲区注重加强知识产权宣传教育,在全国知识产权宣传周、科技活动周、中国专利周、全国双创周、国家宪法日期间,通过各种媒体广泛宣传知识产权法律法规,提高公众的知识产权意识;邀请资深专家在邾城二小为中小学生举行“青少年创新发明与知识产权”专题讲座。

二、知识产权创造和运用

(一)专利

专利申请授权增长迅速,专利质量明显提高。市政府办公厅出台《关于加快实施发明专利倍增计划的意见》(武政办〔2016〕180号),明确提出发明专利倍增目标。市科技局(市知识产权局)、东湖新技术开发区管委会、武汉经济开发区管委会以及各区政府分别出台了专利申请资助政策。2016年,武汉市专利申请量为44826件,比上年增长33.3%,其中,发明专利申请量为20643件,比上年增长36.9%,首次突破了2万件大关,比2013年的9735件翻了一番多,在全国15个副省级城市中排名第七位。专利申请结构进一步优化,发明专利申请占全部专利申请的46.1%,企业发明专利申请占比进一步提升,达到51.63%,企业与高校的发明专利申请合计占比高达86.89%。专利授权量为22925件,其中,发明专利授权量为6514件,比上年增长8.5%,在全国15个副省级城市中排名第八位。有效发明专利量为24460件,比上年增长24.7%,在全国15个副省级城市中排名第六位。每万人有效发明专利拥有量为23.05件,比上年增加了4.08件。PCT专利申请量为712件,比上年增长84%,在全国15个副省级城市中排名第四位。

国家知识产权局专利局专利审查协作湖北中心人才队伍、审查能力和业务发展取得新进展。中心人员达到1019人,2016年专利审查结案超过10万件,服务地方经济建设和知识产权保护能力大幅提升。

连续获得中国专利金奖。2016年,我市共有10个项目获得第十八届中国专利奖,其中,获得中国专利金奖1项,中国专利优秀奖8项,中国外观设计优秀奖1项。我市专利项目已连续3届获得中国专利金奖。全市获得第九届湖北省专利奖26项,包括专利金奖8项,专利优秀奖15项,外观设计金奖1项,外观设计优秀奖2项。对全市获得2015年度第十七届中国专利奖的13个项目给予了205万元配套奖励,包括金奖2项,优秀奖10项,外观设计优秀奖1项。

指导企业开展知识产权工作。市科技局(市知识产权局)组织全市3家国家知识产权示范企业和21家优势企业完成了复核和考核工作,新获批国家知识产权示范企业5家、国家知识产权优势企业13家。组织10家国家级孵化器参与省科技企业孵化器能力提升工程,有5家获首批“湖北省知识产权双创服务基地建设机构”。市科技局(市知识产权局)委托武汉知识产权研究会开展了3次企业知识产权管理贯标培训会,200多家企业、400多学员参加。市经信委积极开展企业知识产权运用能力培育工程试点,全市共有63家省级知识产权运用能力培育试点企业和21家知识产权运用示范企业,占全省试点和示范企业总数的49.6%;组织推荐马应龙、仟吉、长兴电器、健民等22家企业申报工信部工业企业品牌培育试点示范工作。

加强专利信息利用工作。制定出台专利信息化利用项目报告规范(武汉市地方标准),这是国内第一份有关专利信息利用方面的地方标准。市科技局(市知识产权局)对21家企业开展的专利预警分析、专利导航、知识产权评议项目给予了124.4万元资金支持。东湖新技术开发区重点支持30家企业的专利挖掘、专利布局、专利预警、专利微导航工作,择优重点支持18家企业开展知识产权战略研究和实施工作。

开展重大经济科技活动知识产权评议工作。市科技局(市知识产权局)开展了武汉市首批“城市合伙人”知识产权评议工作。东湖新技术开发区知识产权办公室组织国家知识产权局专利局湖北专利审查协作中心提供了《东湖高新区3553光谷人才引进知识产权评议报告》、《东湖高新区存储器芯片知识产权评议报告》和《关于武汉光通信产业招商引资工作的建议》、《关于武汉光通信产业人才引进工作的建议》等知识产权(专利)评议报告,为发展战略性新兴产业和人才引进工作提供参考意见。

知识产权服务业发展迅速。加快引进优质专利代理机构,2016年全市新增北京路浩、华夏正合、上海精晟等13家专利代理机构,全市的专利代理机构总数达到50家,执业专利代理人达到227人,专利代理人助理218人,进一步提升了全市知识产权服务能力。武汉知识产权交易所与武汉知识产权研究会共同发起成立全国首个知识产权金融创新研究机构----武汉知识产权金融创新研究与实践中心。

(二)商标

品牌建设取得新进展。2016年,市工商局推动商标监管服务创新,促进集聚发展,新增商标申请量39272件、商标注册量25943件,比上年分别增长21.25%和17.81%;驰名商标新增10件,比上年增长12.66%;省市著名商标分别新增90件和71件,比上年分别增长11.06%、8.89%;新增地理标志5件,总量达到34件,位居副省级城市第一。截至2016年底,全市商标有效注册量达123964件、驰名商标89件、省著名商标713件、市著名商标1102件。

商标质押融资取得突破。2016年受理商标权质权登记申请6笔,涉及96件商标,融资金额达3.14亿元。

(三)版权

版权示范创建工作成效显著。2016年,我市17家单位、4个园区分别被确定市级版权示范单位和示范园区;7家单位、3个园区分别获得省级版权示范单位和园区称号。在国家版权局公布的2016年度6家全国版权示范园区(基地)和单位中,我市中国光谷创意产业园、汉阳造文化创意产业园上榜。

深化巩固软件正版化成果。在巩固已有成果的基础上,各区开展了软件正版化全覆盖工作。武昌区已确定将正版化范围扩大至党群系统。武昌区、江汉区、青山区、东西湖区、硚口区共投入资金585万元,采购各类正版软件7300余套。结合版权示范创建工作,推动企业软件正版化,已有中国光谷创意产业园、汉阳造两个版权示范园区以及武汉出版社、武汉深之度科技有限公司等200多家企业实现了软件正版化。

积极开展版权登记资助工作。完成了版权登记资助网络受理审核申报平台建设,全年审核通过社会公众版权登记资助申请4838件,资助金额223万元。

扎实推进版权质押贷款贴息工作。权质押贷款贴息工作受到文化创意、动漫软件等企业的欢迎,2015年度首批4家企业的贴息资金166.85万元已发放到位。

(四)其他知识产权领域

组织制定一批国际、国家和行业标准。市质监局指导、服务武汉邮科院、武汉大学、华中数控、华工激光和长飞光纤等高新企业主持制修订国家标准20余项、行业标准30余项。2016年我市主导及实质性参与制定国际标准6项,为我市历年最多,包括武汉邮科院主导制定了支持深度包检测功能的网元机制(ITU-T Y.2772)、武大吉奥公司等主导研制的国际标准《地理信息影像与格网数据的内容模型及编码规则》 (ISO 19163-1)、武汉导航院主导制定的首个全面支持北斗的RINEX标准(3.03版本)等。围绕我市十大重点产业培育和发展技术标准联盟,组建5个技术标准联盟,制定10项联盟标准或团体标准。根据我市高新技术产业倍增计划,在信息技术、智能制造、生命健康三大产业领域,以相应技术创新战略联盟为基础,培育和发展技术标准联盟,促进科技协同创新、品牌联合打造、产业集群发展,科技、标准、产业协调发展。

多举措施推动农业知识产权工作。经市政府批准,《武汉“中国种都”发展规划(2016-2025)》纳入市级专项规划。成功举办了第三届中国种都·武汉种博会,展示来自全国各地及海外的近3000个新品种,推出了一批新优品种。2016年武汉新增认证“三品一标”品牌农产品123个,其中“江夏子莲”获得国家农产品地理标志产品证书,全市累计认证“三品一标”品牌农产品723个。通过举办培训班,全市新增“三品一标”获证监管、检测人员71人。

三、知识产权行政执法与保护

(一)专利执法

市科技局(市知识产权局)联合区科技局(区知识产权局)全年开展专利行政执法检查36次,出动执法人员300余人次,检查涉及专利的商品89000多件,立案查处假冒专利违法行为和调处专利侵权纠纷案件448件,比上年增长42%。

大力查处假冒专利行为。立案查处假冒专利案件335件,比上年增长21%,按期结案率100%。开展电子商务领域专利执法维权“闪电”专项行动,维护正常的网络消费秩序,共立案查处电子商务领域假冒专利案件200多件。加快建立健全电子商务领域专利执法维权监管工作机制,建立电子商务领域的专利举报投诉快速处理机制。

积极调处专利侵权纠纷。立案受理各类专利纠纷案件113件,比上年增长190%,按期结案率100%。在调处专利纠纷工作中,发挥行政调处简便、快捷、经济、高效的优势,精心调解,使当事人心悦诚服,达成调解协议,“一种一体式自拍装置”、“一种塔吊喷淋系统”、“分拣机构”、“机械手(1)”、“智能物料搬运装置”等专利的专利权人获得了赔偿,武汉科兰金利建材有限公司、武汉毳雨环保科技有限公司等企业给市科技局(市知识产权局)送来锦旗表示感谢。

开展会展专利行政执法。市科技局(市知识产权局)与市知识产权举报投诉与维权援助服务中心进驻“第77届中国国际医药原料药、中间体、包装、设备交易会”、“2016第十三届中国光谷国际光电子博览会”、“2016第17届中国国际机电产品博览会”、“2016中国国际农业机械展览会”等各类展会开展现场执法和咨询,为参展商及知识产权权利人提供高效、快捷、优质的服务,取得了良好的效果。

依法行政。市科技局(市知识产权局)应诉的两起专利行政诉讼,最终原告主动提出撤诉。

组织推荐企业入选全省知识产权海外护航工程。经市科技局(市知识产权局)推荐,武汉精测电子技术股份有限公司、武汉市科达云石护理材料有限公司等10家企业被确定为首批全省知识产权海外护航工程企业,获得资金支持。

(二)商标执法

深入开展“双打”专项行动。工商系统先后组织开展了多项专项整治行动:“两节”期间假冒名酒专项执法检查,日用品、电子产品专项执法检查,保护“迪士尼”注册商标专用权专项行动,整治小龙虾侵权假冒行为专项执法行动,打假及打击“傍名牌”不正当竞争行为专项整治行动,打击侵犯“金牛”、“周黑鸭”、“京山桥米”等驰名著名商标专用权专项执法行动,商标代理机构专项整治行动,“红盾护农”行动,网络市场监管专项行动。全年共查办罚没金额万元以上的大案92件。

继续开展“订单式”打假。走访驰名著名商标、地理标志、老字号企业279家,广泛征集打假诉求,搜集打假线索21件,通过调查核实立案19件,办结19件,案值达35.9万元,罚没金额34万元。市工商局积极争取国家工商总局在全国23个省、自治区、直辖市工商部门集中部署“周黑鸭”注册商标专用权保护工作,首次实现我市在全国范围跨地域协同保护商标品牌。

(三)版权执法

武汉市文化局共办结各类违法违规案件68件,罚款48.82万元,其中移送公安机关追究刑事责任案件6起,申请全国“扫黄打非”办公室联合公安部挂牌督办案件2起,受理上级督办、市长专线及“12318”电话投诉等各类举报案件602件,按时回告率100%,满意率达97%以上。全年收缴各类非法期刊、图书、报纸300余万册(本),侵权盗版音像制品1.7万余张、淫秽色情光盘7000余张、法轮功宣传单1万余份。

(四)相关行政执法

质量技术监督执法。2016年,市质监局及各区质监部门共出动执法人员11519人次,检查企业4869家(次),办理各类行政案件275件。其中,大要案19件,移送公安机关案件4件;已办结案件228件,办结率82.9%;查获涉案产品货值690万余元;捣毁窝点17个;罚没款金额709.46万元,没收假冒伪劣产品货值273万余元。

酒类执法。2016年,武汉市酒类专卖部门出动执法人员3876人次,检查单位6898家,查获假冒酒3367 瓶,案值32.5万余元;下达限期改正通知书289份,立案处理59起,受理市民普通投诉举报436起,下达各区投诉处置单38份,回告率、处置率、满意率均为100%。

农业执法。市区农业部门共出动执法人员3796人次,检查农药、肥料、种子、兽药、饲料等农业投入品经销门店等8692家次,收缴并销毁过期废弃和假劣农业投入品15吨。

(五)知识产权海关保护

2016年4月,武汉海关制发《知识产权海关保护工作规程》,进一步规范执法行为,统一操作流程。贯彻落实个案跟踪机制,加强对办案进程的管控和指导。深入开展“清风行动”,大力查处侵权案件。按照海关总署部署,进一步打击侵权假冒,维护中国制造海外形象,在关区范围继续深入开展“清风”行动。2016年,武汉海关共查办知识产权侵权案件6起,查获涉嫌侵权货物、物品共2740件,价值107.4万元。2016年4月,按照海关总署统一部署,首次参加了中美海关知识产权联合执法行动,以假冒汽车配件、药品、消费电子产品以及商标标识等为重点,对邮递、快件、货运渠道所有输美商品开展风险分析和查缉,进一步净化了关区出口贸易环境。

(六)知识产权仲裁

2016年,武汉仲裁委共受理知识产权案件91件,比上年增长24%,涉案标的额达到7100万元,增长113%。受理的类型比以往增加,包括专利侵权赔偿、商标使用和转让合同、著作权争议和技术合同、商号使用合同、特许经营合同、设计咨询合同、商业保密协议和软件开发等。案件调解率超过60%。

(七)知识产权举报投诉和维权援助服务

2016年,市知识产权举报投诉和维权援助中心的12330热线电话受理知识产权咨询服务1000余人次,服务企业及社会公众200余人次,受理知识产权侵权假冒有效举报投诉87起,办理维权援助17起。开展知识产权志愿者公益服务3次,举办武汉市孵化器知识产权工作培训班1期,积极探索建立电子商务领域知识产权维权援助机制和企业知识产权海外维权援助机制。

(八)对外经贸知识产权保护

市商务局加强对外贸易中的知识产权保护工作。注重对外贸企业知识产权工作的指导,在国际展会上,要求参展企业严格遵守知识产权法规,避免知识产权纠纷;加大了对企业自主创新的扶持力度,全力支持企业开展涉外知识产权维权工作,增强企业自我保护能力及意识。

四、知识产权司法保护

(一)知识产权审判

审判工作有序推进。2016年度,市中级人民法院共受理各类知识产权纠纷案件6549件(含有旧存376件),审结5626件,结案率为85.91%,当年收结案率为91.14%。其中著作权侵权案件收案6060件,审结5270件;商标侵权案件收案336件,审结245件;专利侵权案件92件,审结68件;其他知识产权纠纷案件51件,审结43件。审结的中国音像著作权集体管理协会代表权利人起诉案件4296件,遍及全市数十个KTV和文化娱乐场所,扭转了卡拉OK行业版权侵权突出的局面。审结终端零售商户销售侵权假冒商品案件317件,涉及品牌既包括LOUIS VITUON、芝华士、PUMA等国际品牌,又有国窖、美的、金利来、欧普照明、六神、海底捞、小米、朝天门、飞雕、双虎、中华等国内名牌,还有源于武汉本土的黄鹤楼、周黑鸭等知名品牌,有效的净化了市场环境。

有关案例连续入选全国典型案例。坚持关注知识产权审判中的前沿热点问题,引导典型案件的审理方向,明确焦点问题。2016年,市中级人民法院有3件案件被评选为中国法院50件典型案例。其中,“蔡林记”案涉及我市著名商标“蔡林记”的归属,反映了建国初期社会主义公私合营背景下老字号的权利归属之争的深层次矛盾。该案影响较大,案件审理也引起了社会各界的广泛关注。

(二)检察机关受理知识产权案件

有力地打击知识产权刑事犯罪。武汉市检察机关坚持把打击侵犯知识产权犯罪、服务社会主义市场经济、维护社会和谐稳定作为工作的重中之重,充分发挥检察职能,严厉打击侵犯知识产权犯罪。选调办案骨干专门成立打击侵犯知识产权犯罪办案组,密切与有关部门配合,发挥提前介入引导侦查的作用,依法、及时、准确地打击侵犯知识产权的犯罪活动。2016年,武汉市检察机关共受理公安机关提请批捕侵犯知识产权案件19件31人,批准逮捕13件15人。其中假冒注册商标罪3件5人,批准逮捕3件4人;销售假冒注册商标的商品罪11件18人,批准逮捕6件7人;侵犯著作权罪3件4人,批准逮捕3件3人;侵犯商业秘密罪2件4人,批准逮捕1件1人。

发挥“两法衔接”(行政执法与刑事司法衔接)在知识产权保护中的作用。市检察院创新“两法衔接”机制,加大对破坏市场经济秩序的打击力度,将工商、税务、药监、质监、卫生等16家有行政处罚权的机关纳入监督范围,逐步形成联席会议、移送、备案、走访调查、介入指导、监督纠正等一系列工作制度。不断赋予“两法衔接”工作新的生命力,使衔接机制的重心由发现线索向移送案件层面转化,在江汉区检察院建立 “两法衔接信息共享平台”,初步实现了实时动态监督。

五、知识产权文化建设和人才培养

(一)宣传普及

发布知识产权发展状况和保护知识产权十大案件。武汉市知识产权工作领导小组办公室向社会公开发布了《2015年武汉知识产权发展状况》白皮书、《2015年武汉市保护知识产权十大典型案件》。市工商局连续两年编制发布了《武汉市商标战略发展报告》。

重大活动宣传。市科技局(市知识产权局)、市工商局、市文化局(市版权局)结合“3.15”消费者权益保护日、“4.26”世界知识产权日和全国知识产权宣传周、中国专利周、国家网络安全宣传周等宣传节点开展重大宣传活动。4月19日,市科技局(市知识产权局)在光谷资本大厦举行“2016年武汉市知识产权宣传周启动仪式暨知识产权·青桐汇”活动,来自创业投资机构、知识产权代理机构、科技企业孵化器和科技型企业的代表以及大学生创业者近300人参加,启动仪式后还举行了6个创业项目的路演活动,6个项目共获得了18张投资邀约函。知识产权宣传周期间,市工商局组织开展主题宣传、服务指导、业务培训、执法检查、专题会议等5大类共30项活动;市文化局在湖北大学举办2016年湖北省暨武汉市侵权盗版及非法出版物集中销毁和“书香校园健康阅读赠书仪式——全民阅读、扫黄打非进校园”活动,各界群众约500人参加了活动;武汉海关4月20日至26日在关区范围内组织开展了以“加强知识产权保护运用,加快知识产权强国建设”为主题的知识产权宣传活动。

加强新闻媒体宣传。市科技局(市知识产权局)在《长江日报》和《中国知识产权报》上广泛宣传我市知识产权保护运用取得的成就,形成了新的影响力。市工商局在《长江日报》开辟整版专栏,系统展现“十二五”期间我市商标品牌发展成效,组织武汉电视台等多家媒体专题报道全市商标品牌集群示范园区授牌现场会。市中级人民法院知识产权审判工作相关信息在《人民法院报》、《湖北日报》、《楚天都市报》等纸质媒体刊载,在湖北卫视、湖北经视等电视媒体播出。同时,我市个知识产权相关部门借助微博、微信等媒介,充分展示知识产权保护运用工作成效。

打造大学生版权辩论赛品牌。在知识产权宣传周活动期间,市文化局依托湖北高校法学辩论联盟和华中农业大学,举办了第六届法理争鸣湖北高校法学辩论赛暨2016年大学生版权专题辩论赛,数千名师生踊跃参加。围绕“移动互联网时代著作权法应重点保护创作还是重点保护传播”的辩题,中南民族大学和华中师范大学展开了激烈的决赛,最终中南民族大学获得了冠军。大学生版权辩论赛已经连续举办了6届,受到了大学师生的点赞和广大市民的广泛关注,已经成为武汉市版权宣传教育活动的品牌,得到了国家版权局领导的高度关注。

举办论坛。11月3日,东湖新技术开发区管委会在武汉国际博览中心成功举办第十四届“中国光谷”知识产权保护国际论坛。国家知识产权局副局长廖涛、省政府副省长郭生练、市政府副市长刘英姿等领导出席论坛并讲话,德国、英国、美国等多名域外专家就“知识产权运用和保护——知识产权强国建设”的主题发表演讲,各界代表400多人参加会议。2016年11月1日武汉知识产权研究会成功举办首届“长江知识产权论坛”,国家知识产权局原局长田力普、国内知识产权著名专家吴汉东教授、张玉敏教授等特邀嘉宾作主题报告。

(二)教育培训

市科技局(市知识产权局)开展了40余场知识产权方面的专题培训,涉及高新技术企业培育和发明专利申请、知识产权质押融资与专利保险、专利信息利用、企业知识产权管理贯标等诸多方面。武汉·中国光谷知识产权信息中心举办了3期企业专利分析初级实战培训班,参训企业200多家,学员300多名,形成30个专利分析实战主题研究项目。

市工商局举办“商标国际注册暨海外维权培训班”,全市重点外贸企业和商标监管业务骨干共121人参加了学习;对102名区工商所所长和业务骨干开展了商标“四书五进”(商标注册建议书、运用指导书、管理提示书、保护警示书,进窗口、进企业、进商场、进园区、进乡村)工作轮训。

市农委共组织开展知识产权宣讲培训活动20场次,解答农民群众咨询5000余人次,张贴和发放各类宣传资料10万余份。4月28日,市农委举行“全市农业知识产权讲座”各处室、推广部门和全市100多家农业科技型企业负责人参加。

东湖新技术开发区管委会区2016年5月11日邀请国家知识产权局甘绍宁副局长就《国务院关于新形势下加快知识产权强国建设的若干意见》作专题报告,市委常委、东湖新技术开发区党工委书记胡立山主持会议,省及省内各地市知识产权部门、我市高校院所、高新技术企业负责人等200多人参加。

武汉知识产权研究会启动“知会行”计划。该计划涵盖论坛、沙龙、讲座、研讨、咨询、培训、交流等活动。7月,“知会行”计划启动暨武汉知识产权金融创新研究与实践中心成立,并为武汉知识产权中青年讲师团颁发证书。8月,光谷知识产权创新创业沙龙启动。10月,在“武汉知识产权专家诊断室”揭牌仪式上,举办了首场主题诊断沙龙,现场就武汉斗渔科技公司的有关知识产权问题答疑解惑,受到企业好评。

(三)人才培养

评选黄鹤英才(知识产权类)。人福医药集团股份公司黄璐、东风汽车集团股份有限公司吴齐芳、武汉工程大学法商学院金明浩、武汉大学信息管理学院冉从敬、国家知识产权局专利局专利审查协作湖北中心贾连锁等5人入选2015年度黄鹤英才科技(知识产权)计划。启动2016年度度黄鹤英才科技(知识产权)计划评选工作。

推进中小学知识产权素质教育。全市各级教育部门高度重视知识产权教育,市教育局成立知识产权教育工作领导小组,明确基教处负责组织实施中小学知识产权教育,其他处室根据工作职责密切配合。各区教育局基教科、科技站具体开展实施中小学知识产权教育。各试点学校以学科渗透为主线、实践活动为抓手,将保护知识产权有关知识纳入“综合实践活动课”内容。各中小学通过悬挂宣传横幅、标语,举办专题板报,利用升旗活动、晨会、夕会、班会、校园黑板报、橱窗、校园广播站等营造氛围;通过举办学生科普报告会、综合实践活动课研究、主题班级活动、征文(作品)评比、知识竞赛、黑板报(或知识小报)等活动,开展知识产权知识专题教育;组织师生开展以“从我做起,拒绝盗版”等为主题签名活动,强化“保护版权、使用正版、拒绝盗版”的观念,形成自觉维护知识产权,不盗用、剽窃他人的作品的意识。11月,武汉市第六中学、武汉市第一中学、武汉市第十一中学和武汉市洪山区南望山小学被省知识产权局和省教育厅确定为“首批全省中小学知识产权教育示范学校”。

2016 Intellectual Property Rights Development in Wuhan

In 2016, under the correct leadership of Municipal Committee and Municipal Government, associate members of the Leading Group on Intellectual Property (IP) in Wuhan continued to further implement Outline for Wuhan Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Strategy (2011-2020) (the 15th document issued by Wuhan Municipal Government in 2011) and Action Plan for Further Implementation of IPR Strategy (hereinafter referred to as the Action Plan), and according to the policy of innovation encouragement, effective application, legal protection, and scientific management, constantly promote the level of IPR creations, applications, protections, managements and services in the city, therefore build a legal and cultural environment which respects and protects IPR and providing strong supports for accelerating the experiments of comprehensive reforms and innovations, building National Innovative City and City Advanced in IPR.

 

 

 

I.                  Implementation of IPR Strategy

 

Formulating and implementing the Action Plan. According to a series of new demands from the Party and the State to strengthen the protections and applications of IPR, and in order to further promote scientific and technological innovations, fully enhance comprehensive abilities of IPR, advance the experiments of comprehensive reforms and innovations in our city and build National Innovative City and City Advanced in IPR, the Municipal Leading Group on IP formulated and implemented the Action Plan, presented the guidelines, primary objectives, main tasks and related measures on IPR in our city for the next 5 years, and made specific deployments and arrangements for relevant work.

Building a City Advanced in IPR. Formulated and implemented 2016 Plan for Promoting the Construction of National IPR Demonstration City in Wuhan and passed the annual evaluation for National IPR Demonstration City in 2015. As well as applied for the Construction Pilot City of National Cities Advanced in IPR. According to the requirements from State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), Vice Mayor Liu Yingzi held special meeting on advancing the process of applying for National Cities Advanced in IPR, and presenting Plan for Advancing the Construction of National Cities Advanced in IPR in Wuhan (2017-2019) to SIPO on schedule.

The construction of National IPR Demonstration Area at Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone has made remarkable achievements. New results showed in National Experimental Zone for Patent Navigated Industrial Development, such as introducing Plan on National Patent Navigation for Optical Communication Industry in Wuhan, formulating and implementing Promotion Plan on Patent Navigation, and preferentially choosing 10 enterprises to launch pilot projects on micro-scale patent navigation. On May 10th, Deputy Director of SIPO, Gan Shaoning and Member of Standing Committee of Municipal Committee, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Hu Lishan jointly inaugurated East Lake National Developmental Experimental Zone for IPR Service Industry Cluster. As a result of implementing Promotion Plan for East Lake National IPR Service Industry Cluster Developmental Experimental Zone, and promoting policy supplies and nurturing as well as introducing service organizations, 16 IPR service organizations have registered in the year 2016, which made the total number as 31 (accounted for 42.4% among the 73 registered IPR service organizations in the whole province).

Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone built the IPR pilot area with best policies. At the beginning of 2016, the Administrative Committee of the development zone issued 13th Five-year Period’s Plan on IPR and 2016 Promotion Plan for IPR Pilot Area, which further clarified the job responsibilities among associated departments in the development zone, such as industry and commerce, quality supervision, finance, economy and information, IP, etc., and in September, introduced Policies and Measures on Promoting the Development of Scientific and Technological Innovation, which included the following 5 aspects, encouraging innovations, supporting national, provincial and municipal rewarding policies for innovations, encouraging enterprises to safeguard their IPR, supporting enterprises to pledge and finance their patents and rewarding IPR service organizations.

Each district proactively implemented IPR strategy. Jiang’an District granted 10 enterprises 1.75 million CNY for carrying out patent achievement transformation projects, and 17 start-up small and micro enterprises 1.09 million CNY for their 17 patented technologies; built technology R&D centers in 3 enterprises which had more than 100 patents; 2 enterprises in the district passed the evaluation for Provincial IPR Demonstration Enterprises; hired “intellectual property venture mentors”, and provided services such as patent mapping and mining for enterprises in Huangpu Science and Technology Park, thus promoting their technological innovations. Jianghan District granted 343 thousand CNY to 46 enterprises for their 129 granted patents and 87 software copyrights; recommended 3 enterprises, such as Wuhan Welhel Photoelectric Co., Ltd., Shengjia Electrical Appliances Limited, etc. to apply for Provincial Nurturing Demonstration Enterprises for Protecting IPR Overseas, and 6 enterprises, such as Wuhan Maikesi, Run Laser, etc. to apply for Provincial IPR Construction Demonstration Enterprises; held 4 special lectures on IPR, provided services for 200 enterprises and trained more than 400 people. Qiaokou District increased the subsidy for patent application from 2,000 CNY for each invention patent to 3,000 CNY; advanced the implementation of IPR strategy, as a result, the number of high-tech enterprises in the district reached 35 and Wuhan Newkegu Technology Co., Ltd. has been approved as Provincial Patent Demonsration Enterprise. Hanyang District granted 440 thousand CNY to 310 patent applications; focused on High-tech Industrialization Base for Functional Materials and their Applications in Huangjinkou Industrial Park and Huangjingkou Science and Technology Incubation Base, and implemented the Patent Breakthrough Plan; launched special campaigns against IPR infringement and counterfeiting, especially in department stores, supermarkets, drug wholesale markets, pharmacy chains during IPR Publicity Week; popularized sciences and technologies, IP related policies and common knowledge among enterprises and communities, handed out more than 2,000 brochures. Wuchang District continued to increase IPR funds, the total amount for supporting IPR has reached 2.894 million CNY, benefitted more than 30 enterprises; deepened the scientific and technological cooperation with universities in the district by promoting IPR achievement transformations, setting up Luojia Innovation Angel Fund, building all sorts of developing spaces for Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation, encouraging teachers, students and alumni from Wuhan University to start their own businesses; carried out special patent enforcement operations focusing on pharmacy retail and souvenir markets in the district. Qingshan District increased support for IPR, arranged 500-thousand-CNY special fund to back up patent applications, and the amount of patent applications has been selected as one of the performance goals to be evaluated in the district; organized enterprises to proactively apply for the 3rd batch of IPR Construction Demonstration Enterprises, and Wuhan Survey-Geotechnical Research Institute of China Metallurgical Science and Industry Group Co., Ltd. and Wuhan Kattor Industrial Co., Ltd. have been approved. Various departments in the district, such as science and technology (IP), industry and commerce, culture, etc. jointly launched IPR publicity campaigns, handing out IP related materials and accepting consultations from more than 300 people. Hongshan District strengthened systematic construction of IP, brought the Leading Group on Engineering Pilot Area of National Counties Advanced in IPR into full play, each of the 19 organs directly under the district performed their own duties, coordinated and cooperated with each other, therefore further completed the organization of IP, and improved district-wide IP system; the annul amount of applications for invention patent was 5,200, and the total amount of granted invention patent was 1,755, both ranking 1st among all districts; 3 enterprises have been approved as National IPR Dominant Enterprises, patents from 4 enterprises won the 9th Hubei Patent Prize, and FiberHome Innovation Valley has been approved as one of the 1st batch of Hubei IP Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service Base. Dongxihu District subsidized each granted invention patent 5,000 CNY, and each invention patent granted in developed countries or areas received a subsidy ranging from 30 thousand CNY to 100 thousand CNY, which made the total amount of subsidies as 935 thousand CNY. In two consecutive years, namely in 2015 and 2016, enterprises in the district have won the China Patent Gold Prize; built 2 Provincial IPR Demonstration Enterprises, organized 3 enterprises to apply for the 4th batch of IPR Construction Demonstration Enterprises; guided and supported IPR service organizations to closely cooperate with medium and small-sized enterprises, signed up IPR holding agreement with Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau), Cross-Strait High-tech Entrepreneurship Service Center and IP agencies. Caidian District implemented the patent subsidy policy, subsidized 5 invention patents, 65 utility models and 24 designs from 13 enterprises (individuals), which made the total amount as 87 thousand CNY; compiled the catalogue for the administrative powers of District Science and Technology Bureau (District Intellectual Property Bureau), further regulated the processes of patent administrative law enforcement, organized associated staff to take and pass the unified examination for administrative law enforcement officials in the whole province. Jiangxia District attached greater importance to invention patent subsidies, the amount of subsidy increased from 1,000 CNY to 4,000 CNY for each service invention patent granted, and from 800 CNY to 1,500 CNY for each non-service invention patent granted; organized enterprises, including Jinguang Electronics, Taipu Switches, and Rentian Packaging to apply for the 3rd batch of 2016 Provincial IPR Construction Demonstration Enterprises, which all have been approved; organized 6 enterprises, namely Lan Di Environment Protection, QR Phamaceuticals, Sinochem Dongfang, Tiedun Civil Defense, Huayou Tianyu, Hejun Laser to apply for the 4th batch of IPR Construction Demonstration Enterprises. Huangpi District was active in organizing IP agencies and senior patent agents to provide face-to-face services among enterprises, and multiple enterprises to apply for Provincial IPR Demonstration Enterprises, and 3 enterprises, namely Mulan-Tongda, Huiqiang Tech., Sweet have been approved as such demonstration enterprises; District Science and Technology Bureau (District Intellectual Property Bureau) and Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) carried out 3 joint law enforcement operations in supermarkets and pharmacies in the district and 9 individual ones, inspecting more than 4,000 commodities, concerning 350 patented products. Xinzhou District paid attention to increasing the publicity as well as the education of IPR, during National IPR Publicity Week, Scientific Activities Week, China Patent Week, National Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week, National Constitution Day, extensively propagated IPR laws and regulations through all kinds of media, thus improving public’s awareness of IPR; invited senior experts to hold special lecture on innovations, inventions and IP for adolescents at Zhucheng No.2 Primary School.

 

II.               IPR Creations and Applications

 

A.  Patents

The number of patent applications and granted patents increased rapidly, and the patent quality improved significantly. General Office of Municipal Government issued Opinions on Accelerating the Implementation of Patent Doubling Plan (180th document issued by General Office of Wuhan Municipal Government in 2016), explicitly pointing out the goal of doubling invention patents. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Administrative Committee of East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Administrative Committee of Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone and each district governments all introduced subsidy policies for patent applications. In 2016, the number of patent application in the city of Wuhan was 44,826, with a year-on-year increase of 33.3%, among which the number of invention patent was 20,643, with a growth of 36.9%, breaking through 20,000 for the first time, and more than doubled compared to 9,735 in 2013, which ranked 7th among 15 sub-provincial cities in the whole country. The structure for patent application has been further optimized, with invention patents accounted for 46.1% of the whole patent applications, while the portion of patent applications from enterprises was further enlarged, which accounted for 51.63%, and the total number of applications from enterprises and universities combined accounted for as high as 86.89% among all patent applications. There were 22,925 patents being granted, among which the number for granted invention patents was 6,514, which was up by 8.5% than last year, ranking 8th among 15 sub-provincial cities in the whole country. The number of effective invention patents was 24,460, which increased 24.7% than last year, ranking 6th among 15 sub-provincial cities in the whole country. The number of effective invention patents owned by per 10,000 people in the city reached 23.05, which was 4.08 larger than last year. A total of 712 patent applications under PCT were accepted, with a growth of 84% than last year, ranking 4th among 15 sub-provincial cities in the whole country.

New achievements have been made concerning the personnel, patent examination capacity and business development of Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office of SIPO. The number of overall staff has reached 1,019, while the capacity for patent examination concluded cases went beyond 100,000 in 2016, therefore promoted the ability to serve the construction of regional economy and protect IPR.

Winning China Patent Gold Prize consecutively. In 2016, with 1 gold prize for patent, 8 awards of excellence for patent and 1 award of excellence for design, there were overall 10 projects in our city winning the 18th China Patent Prize. And the patent projects in our city have won China Patent Gold Prize 3 times in a row. The total number of projects in the city winning the 9th Hubei Patent Prize, its Patent Gold Prize, Award of Excellence for Patent, Design Gold Prize, and Award of Excellence for Design was 26, 8, 15, 1 and 2, respectively. The city granted 2.05 million CNY for the 13 projects winning the 17th China Patent Prize in 2015, and among such projects 2 were gold prizes for patent, 10 were awards of excellence for patent and 1 was award of excellence for design.

Guiding enterprises to work on IPR. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) organized 3 National IPR Demonstration Enterprises and 21 competitive enterprises to complete their reexamination and evaluation processes, as a result, 5 National IPR Demonstration Enterprises and 13 National IPR Competitive Enterprises were newly approved. And organized 10 national-level incubators to participate in Provincial Project on Promoting the Abilities of Scientific and Technological Enterprise Incubators, and 5 incubators have been approved as the 1st batch of Hubei Constructing Organizations for IP Public Entrepreneurship and Innovation Service Bases. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) entrusted Wuhan Intellectual Property Society to hold 3 training seminars on implementing IP management standards for enterprises, with more than 200 enterprises and 400 trainees attended. Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology proactively conducted pilot projects on enterprises promoting their IPR application abilities, which included 63 Provincial Pilot Enterprises for Promoting IPR Application Abilities and 21 IPR Application Demonstration Enterprises in the city, which accounted for 49.6% of all the pilot and demonstration enterprises in the whole province; organized and recommended 22 enterprises, including Mayinglong, Kengee, Changxing Electrical, Jianmin, etc. to apply for Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s pilot and demonstration enterprises for brand cultivation.

Enhancing patent information applications. Introducing Standard on Project Reports of Patent Information Application (regional standard of Wuhan), which was the first regional standard concerning the application of such information. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) granted 1.244 million CNY to the patent warning and analysis, patent navigation, IPR evaluation projects conducted by 21 enterprises. East Lake High-tech Development Zone mainly focused on supporting patent mining, mapping, warning and micro-navigation of 30 enterprises, and preferentially focused on supporting 18 enterprises to work on IPR strategic research and implementation.

Conducting IPR evaluations for major economic, scientific and technological activities. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) has conducted IPR evaluations for the 1st group of City Partners. Intellectual Property Office of East Lake High-tech Development Zone organized Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office of SIPO to provide IPR (patent) evaluation reports, such as Report on IPR Evaluations for the Introduction of “3551” Optics Valley Talents in East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Report on IPR Evaluations for Memory Chips in East Lake High-tech Development Zone, Suggestions on Attracting Investments for Wuhan Optical Communication Industry, and Suggestions on Introducing Talents for Wuhan Optical Communication Industry, etc., which offered reference to developing strategic new industries and introducing talents.

Rapid development of IPR service industry. As a result of accelerating the process of introducing competitive patent agencies, 13 patent agencies such as CN-KnowHow, China Zhenghe, Shanghai CPTO, etc. came to Wuhan in 2016, making the total number of patent agencies in the city as 50, including 227 patent agents and 218 patent agent assistants, which further enhanced the capacity for IPR service in the city. Wuhan Intellectual Property Exchange and Wuhan Intellectual Property Society jointly founded the first IPR financial innovation research facility in the country, namely the Wuhan IPR Financial Innovation Research and Practice Center.

B. Trademark

Brand-building made new progresses. In 2016, Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce promoted the service innovation in trademark supervision and the development of agglomeration. The newly increased trademark applications and trademark registrations reached 39,272 and 259,43, with a year-on-year increase of 17.81% and 21.25% respectively. Well-known trademarks increased 10 pieces, with a year-on-year growth of 12.66%. Provincial and municipal famous trademarks increased 90 and 71, with a year-on-year growth of 11.06% and 8.89% respectively.  As a result of the increasement of 5 geographical indications reached the amount of 34, which ranked the 1st place among all sub-provincial cities. By the end of 2016, effective registrations of trademarks reached the amount of 34,123,964, well-known trademarks reached the amount of 89, provincial famous trademarks reached the amount of 713, and municipal famous trademarks reached the amount of 1,102 in the city.

Pledge and financing of trademark made a great breakthrough. In 2016, 6 trademark pledge registration applications, involving 96 trademarks, were accepted, and the pledge loans amounted to 314 million CNY.

C. Copyright

Copyright demonstration construction achieved remarkable results. In 2016, 17 municipal enterprises and 4 parks were approved as Wuhan Copyrights Demonstration Organization and Wuhan Copyrights Demonstration Park respectively. In addition, 7 enterprises and 3 parks were awarded the title of Hubei Copyrights Demonstration Organization and Hubei Copyrights Demonstration Park. In the announced 6 National Copyright Demonstration Parks (or Bases) and Organizations by National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China in 2016, both of China Optics Valley Creative Industry Park and Hanyangzao Cultural Creation Industry Park were on the list.

Further consolidating the results of installing copyrighted software. On the basis of consolidating the existing results, different districts launched a full coverage work on installing copyrighted software. Wuchang District determined to expand the scope of installing copyrighted software to the Party-masses system. Districts of Wuchang, Jianghan, Qingshan, Dongxihu, Qiaokou invested 5.85 million CNY in total on purchasing more than 7300 sets of copyrighted softwares. Combinating with copyright demonstration building to promote copyrighted software installation in enterprises, two copyright demonstration parks, including China Optics Valley Creative Industry Park and Hanyangzao Cultural Creation Industry Park, and more than 200 enterprises, including Wuhan Press and Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd. had installed copyrighted softwares.

Carrying out copyright registration funding program actively. The construction of the network platform for filing, examination and application of the copyright registration funding has been done. Throughout the year, 4,838 applications from public for the copyright registration funding were approved, allocated with 2.23 million CNY.

Steadily promoting loan discount by copyright pledging, which was welcomed by enterprises in cultural creativity and animation software fields for example. The funds amounted to 1.6685 million CNY for 4 companies of the first batch had already been allocated in place in 2015.

D. Other Intellectual Property Areas

Organizing and constituting international, national and industrial standards. Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision guided and served high-tech enterprises, such as FiberHome Technologies Group, Wuhan University, Huazhong Numerical Control Co., Ltd., Wuhan Huagong Laser Engineering, Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC), to preside over constitution and revision of more than 20 national standards and 30 industrial standards. and the other. In 2016, our city led and substantively participated in constituting 6 international standards, the number of which was the most over the years. For example, FiberHome Technologies Group led and constituted Network support mechanism of deep packet inspection functionITU-T Y.2772, GoeStar Information Technology Co Ltd and the other companies leaded and constituted the international standard The content model and encoding rules of geographic information images and grid data (ISO 19163-1), Wuhan Navigation and LBS led and constituted the first comprehensive supported RINEX standard(ver.3.03) for BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. Centering on the city’s ten key industries, our city fostered and developed technical standards alliances, more specificly, organized 5 technical standards unions, and developed 10 union standards or group standards. According to the city’s high-tech industry doubling plan, in the field of three major industries including information technology, intelligent manufacturing and life and health, , fostered and developed technical standards alliances based on the appropriate technology innovation strategic alliances to promoted scientific and technological collaborative innovation, brand joint construction, industrial cluster development, coordinated the development of science and technology, standards, and industry.

Promoting agricultural IPR with multiple measures. Approved by the municipal government, Wuhan crowned as the seeds capital city for Chinese seeds capital city2016-2025, and the development plan was brought into municipal special plan, The Third Chinese Seeds Capital City - Wuhan Seeds Exposition successfully held, displayed nearly 3000 new plants from around the country and overseas, introduced a number of new-superior plants as well. In 2016, Wuhan added 123 certificated “San pin yi biao” branded agricultural products, namely pollution free agricultural products, green food, organic agricultural products and geographical indications of agricultural products, among which Jiangxiazilian was granted the certification of national geographical indication agricultural products. Our city has certified 723 San pin yi biao branded agricultural products in summary. By conducting training courses, the city added 71 certificated supervision or inspection staffs for San pin yi biao.

. The Administrative Law Enforcement and Protection of IPR.

A. Patent Enforcement

During the whole year, Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (Wuhan Intellectual Property Bureau) together with District Science and Technology Bureau (District Intellectual Property Bureau) carried out administrative law enforcement with more than 300 officers for 36 times, checked 89,000 goods involved in patents. 448 cases including registered and settled patent violations and counterfeiting investigation were filed, some patent infringement disputes cases were mediated, which increased by 42% than last year.

Strongly setting patent counterfeiting violations. The city registered and settled 335 cases concerning patent counterfeiting investigation, with a year-on-year increase of 21%, and the clearance rate was 100%. The city also conducted the “Lightning” campaign for patent enforcement and patent rights protection in e-commerce field, maintained the normal order of network consumption, more than 200 patent counterfeiting cases in e-commerce field were registered and settled. Accelerating the establishment and perfection of mechanisms for patent enforcement and patent rights protection in e-commerce field, establishing the rapid processing mechanisms for patent reporting and complaint in e-commerce field.

Actively mediating patent infringement disputes. 113 different types of cases concerning patent disputes were filed, with a year-on-year increase of 190%, and the clearance rate was 100%.The Administrator taked the advantages of the simple, fast, economic, efficient in administrative mediation in patent disputes, carefully mediated between the parties, sincerely convicted to reach mediation agreements. The patentees of An Integrated self timer device, A tower crane sprinkler system Sorting machinery Manipulator(1) Intelligent material handling device and many other patentees won compensation, besides, enterprises such as Wuhan Kelanjinli Building Material Co., Ltd. and Wuhan Cuiyu Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. sent banners to thank Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau).

Lauching exhibition patent administrative enforcement. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) together with Municipal Complaints and Assistance Services Center of IPR Protection stationed in varies exhibitions, such as The 77th China International Pharmaceutical Raw Materials, Intermediates, Packaging and Equipment Fair, The 13th International Optoelectronic Exposition of Optics Valley of China 2016, The 17th China International Mechanical and Electrical Products Exposition 2016, China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition 2016 to provide efficient, fast, and high quality on-site enforcement and consulting services for exhibitors and owners of IPR, and obtained good results.

Administrating according to the Patent Law. two patent administrative litigations pleaded by Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) were withdrawed by the plaintiffs.

Organizing and recommending enterprises for entering into the province’s IPR overseas escort campaign. By the recommendation of Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau), 10 enterprises including Wuhan Jingce Electronic Technology Limited by Share Ltd and Wuhan Keda Marble Protective Materials Co., Ltd. were approved as the first batch of IPR overseas escort campaign enterprises with financial supports.

B. Trademark Enforcement

Deepening the special campaign of the crackdown on infringement and counterfeiting. Industrial and commercial system had organized a number of special rectification actions, including : special law enforcement inspection on counterfeit famous liquor from the New Year’s day to the Spring Festival, special enforcement inspection on commodity and electronic products, special protecting action on the exclusive use of a registered trademark Disney, special enforcement action on rectificated crayfish infringement and counterfeiting, special rectification actions on unfair competitions such as striking down anti-counterfeiting and Copycat brand products, special enforcement actions on blowing the violations on the exclusive use of Taurus, Zhou Heiya, Jingshanqiao Rice and other well-known trademarks, special rectification action on trademark agency, “Red Shield” protection for agriculture, and special action on network market regulation. More than 92 serious cases with more than 10,000 CNY was prosecuted in one year.

Continuously carrying out the order-based cracking down on counterfeit goods. The Administrator visited 279 well-known and famous trademarks, geographical indications, time-honored enterprises, collected their appeals for anti-counterfeit goods extensively, also collected 21 clues on anti-counterfeit goods. Through the investigation and verification19 cases were registered, 19 cases were concluded, the sums involved reached 359 thousand CNY, and 340 thousand CNY was confiscated either. Wuhan Administration for Industry and Commerce made energetic efforts to ask State Administration for Industry and Commerce for focusing on nationwide deployment on the protection of registered trademark Zhou Heiya among 23 industrial and commercial sectors of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. Therefore Wuhan realized a coordinating protection on the trademark brand across the nationwide region for the first time.

C. Copyright Enforcement

Wuhan Culture of Bureau concluded68 illegal cases of different kinds with 4.882 thousand CNY penalty, wherein 6 cases prosecuted for criminal liabilities were transferred to the Public Security Organization, 2 cases applied for joint supervision by National Eliminate Pornography and Illegal Publications Office and the Ministry of Public Security. Wuhan Culture of Bureau accepted 602 cases from the superior handling, the mayor line, the "12318" telephone complaints and other types of reports with 100% reply rate, and over 97% satisfaction rate. More than 3 million copies of all types of collections of illegal journals, books, newspapers, over 17,000 pirated audio and video products, over 7,000 pornographic video discs and over 10,000 Falungong leaflets were confiscated in 2016.

D. Relevant Administrative Enforcement

Enforcement of quality and technical supervision. In 2016, the Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and district departments of quality and technical supervision sent 11,519 officers to conduct inspections on 4,869 enterprises, and handled all kinds of 275 administrative cases, wherein 4 of the 19 serious cases were transferred to the Public Security Organization. 228 cases were concluded with the completion rate of 82.9%. The value of the involved products was more than 6.9 million CNY. The officers destroyed 17 hideouts, fined and confiscated 7.0946 million CNY, and the value of the confiscated counterfeit and shoddy products were more than 2.73 million CNY.

Alcohol intellectual property enforcement. In 2016, Wuhan Alcohol Monopoly Department dispatched 3,876 enforcement officers to check 6,898 entities, 4,642 bottles of fake wine worthy of 325 thousand CNY were finally seized. The officers issued 289 notices of deadline correction, and registered and settled 59 cases, accepted 436 complaints from the citizens , handled out 38 complaint reports to district with 100% return rate, disposal rate, and satisfaction rate..

Agriculture enforcement. Urban agriculture departments  dispatched 3,796 enforcement officers to check 8692 agricultural inputs retail stores selling  pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, veterinary medicine, feed at all, confiscated and destroyed 15 tons of expired waste and counterfeit agricultural inputs.

E. Customs Protection on IPR

In April 2016, Wuhan Customs issued working regulations on IPR Customs Protection to further regulate the enforcement behavior and to unify the operating procedures, implemented the individual cases’ tracking mechanisms, strengthened the supervision and guidance on the handling process, intensively carried out the “Fair Wind Action” to crack down on infringement cases. According to the arrangements of General Administration of Customs, Wuhan Customs further combated the infringement and counterfeiting, safeguarded the international fame of products made in China, continued to carry out the “Fair Wind Action” in customs areas. In 2016, Wuhan Customs settled 6 infringement IPR cases of intellectual property, seized 2,740 alleged infringing commodities and products, which valued 1.074 million CNY. In April 2016, in accordance with the arrangements of the General Administration of Customs, Wuhan Customs participated in Sino-US Customs joint IPR enforcement action for the first time, emphasised on counterfeit auto parts, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics products and trademark indications, carried out risk analysis and investigations on  mail delivery, express mail, and freight channel exports to the USAfurther purified export trade environment in customs areas.

F. IPR Arbitration

In 2016, Wuhan Arbitration Commission accepted 91 IPR arbitration caseswith an increase of 24%over last year, involving underlying  value of 71 million CNY with an increase of 113%. The types of the accepted cases increased than ever, such as patent infringement compensation, trademark use and transfer contract, copyright dispute and technical contract, firm use contract, franchise contract, design consulting contract, commercial confidentiality agreements and software development. The mediation rate of the cases was more than 60%.

G. Complaints and Assistance Services of IPR

In 2016, the “12330 hotline of Wuhan Complaints and Assistance Services Center of Intellectual Property, offered IPR consulted services to more than 1,000 people, also offered more than 200 services to enterprises and the public, accepted 87 valid infringement and counterfeiting of IPR complaints, 17 IPR protection assistances, carried out intellectual property volunteer public services for 3 times, organized The First Session of IPR Training Seminar for Wuhan Incubator, and actively explored the establishment of IPR assistance protection mechanisms in e-commerce field and enterprises IPR overseas protection assistance mechanisms.

H. IPR Protection on Foreign Trade

Wuhan Bureau of Commerce strengthened the IPR protection on foreign trade, and paid attention to IPR guidance for foreign trade enterprises. The exhibitors were strictly required to comply with intellectual property laws and regulations in the international exhibitions, so as to avoid intellectual property disputes. The Bureau also strengthened the support for independent innovation of enterprises, and fully supported enterprises to carry out foreign IPR protection, enhanced their abilities of self-protection and awareness.

. The Judicial Protection of IPR

A. Trial of IPR cases

The trail promoted in an orderly manner. In 2016, Municipal Intermediate People’s Court accepted all kinds of 6549 IP disputes (including 376 previously unsolved cases), among which 5626 cases were concluded with a clearance rate of 85.91% and a clearance rate of 91.14% of accepted cases in the same year. 6060 accepted cases of copyright infringement, among which 5270 accepted cases were concluded; 336 accepted cases of trademark infringement, among which 245 cases were concluded; 92 cases of other patent infringement cases, among which 68 cases were concluded; 51 cases of other IPR disputes, among which 43 cases were concluded. 4296 concluded cases, prosecuted by China Audio-Video Copyright Management Association on behalf of patentees, which took place in dozens of KTV and places of cultural entertainment, turned around the serious situation of copyright infringement in karaoke industry. 317 concluded cases of terminal retail sales of counterfeiting and infringement goods, involving international brands LOUIS VITUON, Chivas, PUMA, etc., national well-known brands Guojiao, Midea, Goldlion, OPPLE Lighting, Liushen, Haidilao, MI, Chaotianmen, Feidiao, Sunhoo, Chunghwa, etc., and famous local brands in Wuhan HUANGHELOU, Zhou Heiya, effectively purified the market environment.

Related cases were continuously selected for the national typical cases. Municipal Intermediate People’s Court insisted on paying attention to the frontier hotspot issue in the trial of IP, guided the trial direction of typical case, and clearly defined the focus. In 2016, 3 cases settled by Municipal Intermediate People's Court were selected for the 50 typical cases of Chinese court wherein the “Cai Linji” case related to the ownership of the famous trademark in Wuhan, reflected the deep contradiction of ownership disputes between the time-honored shops under the background of socialist public-private partnership in the founding period of PRC. The case made a great impact, aroused widespread concern in the community.

B. Procuratorial organs accepting IP cases

Strongly blowing on the IP criminal offence. Procuratorial Organ in Wuhan regarded cranking down on IPR infringement crimes, servicing the socialist market economy, maintaining social harmony and stability as the top priority, exploited the full function of Procuratorial Organ, cracked down on IPR infringement crimes. A special group consisted of capable officers was set up for cranking down on IPR infringement crimes, which closely cooperated with relevant departments, played the role of early intervention to guide the investigation, cracked down on crimes against IPR legally, timely and accurately. In 2016, Procuratorial Organ in Wuhan altogether accepted 19 IPR infringement cases involving 31 suspects submitted by the public security organs for arrest, and 15 people were approved arrest in 13 cases, including 3suspected counterfeiting trademark crimes, involving 5 people submitted for arrest, and 4 people were approved arrest in 3 cases; 11 selling goods of counterfeiting registered trademarks crimes, involving 18 people submitted for arrest, and 7 people were approved arrest in 6 cases; 3 copyright infringement crimes, involving 4 people submitted for arrest, and 3 people were approved arrest in 3 cases; 2 infringing trade secrets crimes, involving 4 people submitted for arrest, and 1 people were approved arrest in 1 case.

Exploiting the full function of “Two Law Connection” (Connection between Administrative Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice) in the IPR protection. Municipal People’s Procuratorate innovated the “Two Law Connection” mechanism, strengthened the crackdown on sabotaging against the order of economy market, brought 16 organs with administrative punishment power under supervisionincluding industry and commerce, tax, drug safety, quality supervision, public health, etc., gradually formed a series of working system including joint meeting, transferring, filing, visiting survey, intervention guidance, supervision and correction. Municipal People’s Procuratorate brought “Two Law Connection” into new life continually, converted the focus of the connection mechanism from the clues discovery to case transferring layer, established “Two Law Connection Information Sharing Platform” in Jianghan District Procuratorate Office, preliminarily realized the real-time dynamic monitoring .

V. The Cultural Development and Personnel Training of IP.

A. Publicity and popularization

Publishing the current situation of IP development and ten typical cases of IPR protection. General office of Wuhan IP Leading Group issued the White Paper of Wuhan IP Development in 2015 and Ten Typical cases of IPR protection of Wuhan in 2015. Municipal Administration of Industrial and Commercial Bureau compiled and published the “Report on Brands Strategy Development in Wuhan” for two years in a row.

Publicizing important IP events. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau)Municipal Administration of Industrial and Commercial Bureau and Municipal Bureau of Cultural (Municipal Copyright Bureau) launched significant campaigns which combined with the propaganda occasions such as “3.15” Consumer Rights Protection Day, “4.26” World IPR Day, National IPR Publicity Week, China Patent Week, National Network Security Publicity Week. On April 19, Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) held the Opening Ceremony of 2016 IP Publicity Week in Wuhan, namely the IP·Qingtonghui” activities at Optical Valley Capital Tower, nearly 300 attendees including venture capital institutions, IP agencies, science-and-technology enterprises incubators, representatives from science technology enterprises and college student’ entrepreneurs. After the opening ceremony, entrepreneurship project roadshows for six entrepreneurships were held, which received 18 investment invitation letters. During IPR Publicity Week, Municipal Administration of Industrial and Commercial Bureau launched 30 campaigns in five categories including theme propaganda, services guidance, business training, law enforcement inspection and special meeting. Municipal Bureau of Cultural held the centralized destruction of piracy and illegal publications of Hubei/Wuhan in 2016 and the activity for “Book donation ceremony on literary campus and healthy reading -nationwide reading and cranking down on pornography and illegal publications in campus” at Hubei University, involving 500 attendees. From April 20 to 26, Wuhan customs organized the IP publicity campaign themed by “Strengthening the application of IPR protection, accelerating the construction of country advanced in IPR” in the customs areas.

Strengthening the press media publicity. Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) widely publicized the city’s achievements in IPR protection in “Yangtze River Daily” and “China Intellectual Property News”, and formed a new influence. Municipal Administration of Industrial and Commercial Bureau opened up a whole column in “Yangtze River Daily”, systematically showed brands development achievements of the city during the “12th Five-Year”, organized Wuhan TV Station and many other news media to make special reports about the city's trademark brand cluster demonstration zone awarding ceremony. Municipal Intermediate People's Court published the information about IP trial in the “People's Court Daily”, “Hubei Daily”, “Chutian Metropolis Daily” and other press media, and broadcasted on Hubei TV channel, Hubei Economic TV channel and other television media. At the same time, the IP related departments in Wuhan used microblog, WeChat and other media to fully displayed their work performance on IPR protection and application.

Building the brand for college student copyright debate. During the period of IP Publicity Week, Municipal Bureau of Cultural organized the Sixth “Contention of theory and law” law debate of universities in Hubei, namely 2016 College Student Copyright Debate Competition, relying on the Law Debate Alliance of universities in Hubei and the Huazhong Agricultural University, which attracted thousands of teachers and students. Centered round the topic “We should focus on creation protection or on distribution protection in the age of wireless network”, after the fierce final between South-Central University for Nationalities and Huazhong Normal University, the South-Central University for Nationalities won the championship finally. College Students copyright debate had been consecutively held for 6 sessions, the debate won praise from teachers and students and attracted widely attention from general public, which became a brand of Wuhan copyright publicity education in Wuhan, and draw great attention from the leadership of National Copyright Administration.

Conducting forum. On November 3, Administrative Committee of East Lake High-tech Development Zone successfully hosted the 14th international forum “China optics valley” in IP protection at Wuhan International Expo Center. Deputy director of the State Intellectual Property Office Liao Tao, vice-governor of the provincial government Guo Shenglian, deputy mayor of municipal government Liu Yingzi and other leaders attended the forum and made speechesa number of overseas experts from Germany, Britain and the United States made theme speeches on “Application and Protection of IPR-Construction of country advanced in IPR”, more than 400 representatives attended the meeting. On November 1, 2016, Wuhan Intellectual Property Society successfully held the first “Yangtze River IP forum”, the special guests including the former director of State Intellectual Property Office Tian Lipu, domestic IP famous experts professor Wu Handong and professor Zhang Yumin gave keynote lectures.

B. Education and training

Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (Municipal Intellectual Property Bureau) had launched more than 40 special training about IP, involving Hi-Tech enterprises cultivation and invention patent application, IPR pledge and financing, patent insurance, patent information application, implementing IP management standards for enterprises and many other aspects. The IP information center of China “Optics Valley” in Wuhan held 3 sessions of primary practical seminars on patent analysis for enterprises, the trainees including more than 200 enterprises and more than 300 students, formed 30 research projects on patent practical analysis.

Municipal Administration of Industrial and Commercial Bureau held the “International trademark registration and overseas rights protection course”, 121 people participated in the course, including the key foreign trade enterprises of the city and key staffs from trademark supervision departments. 102 directors of districts Industry and Commerce Administration and the key staffs carried out rotation training on the “Four Books and Five Entry” trademark (Trademark registration proposal book, application instruction book, management indication book, protection and warning book, enter the window, enter the enterprise, enter the mall, enter the park, enter the countryside).

Municipal Agriculture Committee organized 20 IP presentation and training activities, solved consultation from more than 5000 farmers, posted and distributed more than 100,000 copies publicity materials of all kinds. On April 28, Municipal Agriculture Committee held the Lecture of agricultural IP in the city, which attracted directors from divisions and sections, marketing departments and more than 100 agricultural science-and-technology enterprises.

On May 11, 2016, Administrative Committee of East Lake High-tech Development Zone invited the deputy director of the State Intellectual Property Office Gan Shaoning to give a special report on “Several Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of the Nation with Strong IP Competence under the New Situation”, member of Standing Committee of Municipal Committee and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of East Lake High-tech Development Zone Hu Lishan chaired the meeting, more than 200 directors from provincial IP departments and other cities’ IP departments, universities and institutes in the city, Hi-tech enterprises, etc. participated in the meeting. 

Wuhan Intellectual Property Institute launched the “Unity of Knowledge and Practice” program. The program covered the forums, salons, lectures, seminars, consultations, trainings, communication and other activities. In July, the society launched the “Unity of knowledge and practice” program, founded Wuhan IP Research and Practice Center for Financial Innovation, and issued certificates for the young and middle-aged IP lecturers in Wuhan. In August, optics valley IP innovation and entrepreneurship salon was set up. In October, on Wuhan IP experts consulting room opening  ceremony, the IP experts held the first thematic diagnosis salon, answered IP related questions about the Wuhan Douyu Technology Co., Ltd., which won praise from enterprises.

C. Personnel Training

 Electing “Yellow Crane Talents (IP field) Program”. Huang Lu from Humanwell Healthcare Co., Ltd., Wu Qifang from Dongfeng motor group co., Ltd., Jin Minghao from School of Law and Business Wuhan Institute of Technology, Ran Congjing from School of Information Management Wuhan University, Jia Liansuo Patent Examination Cooperation Hubei Center of the Patent Office, SIPO, were selected into the 2015 annual “Yellow Crane Talents (IP) Program”, and 2016 annual “Yellow Crane Talents (IP) Program” electing work was started.

Promoting IP quality education in primary and secondary schools. Education departments at all levels paid high attention to IP education, Municipal Education Bureau set up the leading group on IP education, determined Basic Education Department to take responsibility for the organization and implementation of IP education in primary and secondary schools, other departments to closely coordinate with each other according to their job responsibilities. Basic Education Department and Science Station of Education Bureau in all districts implemented the IP education of pilot primary and secondary schools. Pilot schools took discipline infiltration as the main idea, practices as the supplementary means, brought IP knowledge into Comprehensive Practice IP Course”. Primary and secondary schools created IP atmosphere by banners, signs, bulletins, special blackboards, flag-raising activities, morning conferences, evening conferences, class meetings, school boards, show windows and campus radio stations, etc. By hosting the science popularization lecture for students, comprehensive practice curriculum research, thematic class activities, essay (composition) competitions, knowledge contests, blackboard (or knowledge tabloids) and other activities, the schools carried out special education of IP. The schools organized teachers and students to carry out “No more piracy, everyone’s duty”  signature campaign, strengthened the concept of “Copyright protection, authorization use, piracy refusal” to form the  consciously safeguard IPR of No More Usurpation and Plagiarism of Others’ Work. In November, Wuhan NO.6 High School, Wuhan NO.1 High School, Wuhan NO.11 High School and Wuhan Nan Wangshan primary school of Hongshan District, were approved by Intellectual Property Bureau and provincial Department of Education as “The first batch of education demonstration schools among the provincial primary and secondary schools”.