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UK Intellectual Property Office launches China Roadmap

China is without doubt one of the fastest growing economies in the world and offers huge opportunities to UK businesses. The new UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) guide 'China, an Enforcement Roadmap', offers guidance to the Chinese Intellectual Property protection and enforcement system.

Aimed at businesses currently or intending to operate in China, the guide offers practical and effective help on how to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, using the current Chinese system.

Welcoming the launch at a business breakfast in Beijing today Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) said,

"As the Chinese economy develops more business opportunities are emerging and increasing value is being placed on Intellectual Property (IP) rights. This new booklet helps prevent businesses from making costly mistakes by providing a better understanding of the Intellectual Property enforcement systems and key contacts in government and enforcement agencies."

Editors' notes:

  • From 2 April 2007 the Patent Office will be working under its new name, 'United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office' (UK-IPO). The new website address will be '' though the existing address '' will redirect you to the new site.
  • The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) will remain an Executive Agency of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) within the Office for Science and Innovation (OSI) and responsible for the national framework of Intellectual Property rights, comprising patent, designs, trade marks and copyright
  • More information about UK Trade and Investment is available from the UKTI website External Link.

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