Red letter day for college specializing in intellectual property

Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property, established last November, held its first opening ceremony on Tuesday at Tongji University.

China's Belt and Road initiative is making itself felt in Shanghai with regard to intellectual property rights.

Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property, established last November, held its first opening ceremony on Tuesday at Tongji University.

Two classes of the college's international programs — Tongji-WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Program and the Belt and Road Program — had their class meetings on Tuesday.

More than 90 students from home and abroad attended this ceremony to become new "SICIPers" as the college calls its students.

The Tongji-WIPO Program, which is offered in cooperation with WIPO, is the world's 7th intellectual property elite training base co-founded with the organization. It will use European Union law as the primary model for regional protection systems.

Meanwhile, the Belt and Road Program, which is supported by China's Ministry of Education and China's State Intellectual Property Office, aims to strengthen the Belt and Road countries' knowledge on Chinese system of intellectual property rights and prompt mutual communications on aspects of creation, practice, protection and management.

The program is also aimed at promoting the coordination of laws and policies on intellectual property rights among countries.

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