Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Delegation from the Chinese National Intellectual Property Strategy Organisation (NIPSO) visits South Centre

A delegation from the National Intellectual Property Strategy Organisation (NIPSO) of China visited the South Centre on 12 March 2008. The delegation was headed by Dr. ZHANG Qin, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office and the Standing Deputy Director General of National IP Strategy Formulation Leading Group Office, China.

The purpose of the visit was to exchange views and understandings on intellectual property (IP) issues, with specific focus on understanding the international dimensions of IP, and the status of IP negotiations at various international fora including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr. Yash Tandon, Executive Director of the South Centre and Dr. Xuan Li, Coordinator of the Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP), South Centre and her colleagues briefed the delegation.