USPTO Signs Memorandum of Understanding with China's Jiangsu Provincial People's Government

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Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the USPTO and The Jiangsu Provincial People's Government in the People's Republic of China. This MOU marks the first time USPTO has entered into an agreement with a provincial government.

"The purpose of this MOU is to establish a general framework for future cooperation," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos. "The activities contemplated under the agreement are aimed at improving enforcement and collaboration on intellectual property matters through exchanges of information, capacity building, and other educational activities."

This agreement is a part of a larger effort USPTO has engaged in with the Chinese government including agreements with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), China Trademark Office and the National Copyright Administration; copyright enforcement workshops and roundtables; and public awareness programs such as the USPTO China Road Show.

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