Intellectual Property Organization
The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on April 25, 2023 signed an updated memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen bilateral cooperation.
The updated MoU aims to consolidate the existing exchanges and cooperation in the field of copyright and expand the bilateral cooperation in formulating and implementing international copyright treaties, discussing digital copyright protection issues, improving the risk prevention and control capacity of the copyright industry, sharing copyright to encourage creation and innovation among the small- and medium-sized enterprises, and promoting the inheritance and development of folk literature and art.
The NCAC and WIPO have been cooperating in international copyright affairs. Since the two sides signed the MoU in 2015, they have made fruitful achievements in strengthening international copyright exchanges and cooperation.
On April 28, 2020, the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, the first international intellectual property treaty named after a Chinese city, took effect. The Marrakesh Treaty, the first and only human rights treaty with copyright so far, came into force in China on May 5, 2022.
This year marks the 50 anniversary of the cooperation between China and WIPO. The NCAC and WIPO have pledged to further deepen their relations.