CCPIT to help SMEs’ overseas expansion



Zhong Nan | China Daily

The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade will expand its services on the protection of intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks and copyrights for small and medium-sized enterprises in overseas markets in 2019, officials said on Tuesday.

As many parts of the world still confront trade protectionism and fierce commercial competition, CCPIT, the country’s foreign trade and investment promotion agency, will support SMEs to improve their ability in the creation, protection and application of intellectual property rights via its global service network and partnership with other governments or international organizations.

Yu Haiyan, deputy inspector of development research department at CCPIT, said the agency will continue to promote and operate legal advisory and complaint hotlines to advise SMEs on legal issues encountered in the process of import, export and overseas direct investment.

[Read more here.