Recently, U.S. Chamber Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) released the 2018 International IP Index, which indicated that China ranked 25th among the 50 economies with the score of 19.08, up two positions as compared to the ranking in 2017.

The report believed that China is achieving substantial progress in building the IPR environment oriented towards the 21stcentury.

In particular, first, the reform in patents and copyrights enhanced its protection and law enforcement results; second, the governments and law enforcement organs of various levels attached more importance to IPR; third, the awareness of research institutions and individuals in IPR protection and their capability in utilizing them had been enhanced.

The report also pointed out that China still has weakness in barriers in IPR market access and commercialization.