28 June 2021Press Release
On June 26, 2021, Henry Wang, President of IPwe China, was elected as vice president of the China-Foreign Enterprise Association. Fan Jianhui, Director of District Commerce Bureau, presided over the election. A total of 299 representatives participated in the election.
During the election ceremony, Mr. Wang jointly signed the “Intellectual Property Rights Protection & Cooperation Agreement” along with representatives of Huangdao Customs, Qingdao’s Enterprise Federations, Shandong University of Science and Technology, and representatives from other distinctive government entities. The purpose of the agreement is to make comprehensive improvements to social governance of intellectual property protection, enhance the ability of the members of the Chinese and Foreign Enterprises Association to navigate intellectual property disputes, and build a comprehensive protection network bolstered by societal participation.
IPwe (China) has established relationships with the regional governments in Qingdao (West Cost New Area, the 3rd largest hi-tech development zone in China only after the Pudong District in Shanghai and the Binhai District in Tianjin), Hangzhou and Guangzhou, and deep relationships with leading universities like XJTLU and Chongqing University. IPwe (China) also has a presence in Shanghai and is expanding its relationships with additional regional governments.
About Qingdao West Coast New Area’s China-Foreign Enterprise Association
In order to optimize the business environment of the new area, the Qingdao West Coast New Area’s China-Foreign Enterprise Association was established under the initiative of the district government. The non-profit organization is comprised of enterprises, institutions and business operators of all kinds of ownership, relevant experts, distinguished scholars, and relevant business-related associations.
At present, the Federation’s members cover more than 20 industries of foreign-funded enterprises in the New Area, and is committed to promoting the synergy of “industry, academia and research“, providing assistance to member enterprises in policy, legal and business service, strengthening the linkage between government and enterprises, creating a close-knit network of entrepreneurs and investors + supporting services in the New Area, and promoting the positive economic and social development of the New Area.
About IPwe China
IPwe China is headquartered in Qingdao West Coast New Area (in close proximity to Japan, Korea and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei), with subsidiaries in Hangzhou (servicing the Yangtze River Delta) and Guangzhou (servicing the Greater Bay Area).
Tapping in to IPwe’s Global Patent Registry, and blockchain and AI-powered analytics, while accumulating local knowledge of China’s booming IP market, it has negotiated nearly 300 cooperative agreements with China’s large enterprises, SMEs, science and technology parks, universities and research institutions. IPwe China focuses on promoting innovation, accelerating technology transfer, and removing barriers from China’s IP operations as a whole.