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China and Laos Sign First MoU on IP Cooperation: Laos Recognizes China's Invention Patent Examination Results
Shen Changyu and Houmphanh Intharath sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on China-Laos IP cooperation
On April 2nd, SIPO Commissioner Shen Changyu and Houmphanh Intharath, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Laos and Chairman of the Lao National Commission for Science and Technology, held a high-level meeting in Vientiane, Laos. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on establishing and expanding China-Laos intellectual property (IP) bilateral relations and then signed the "Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on IP Cooperation between the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Lao People's Democratic Republic." Boviengkham Vongdara, Minister of Science and Technology of Laos and President of the Lao National Academy of Sciences, attended the signing ceremony. According to the MoU, Laos recognizes China's invention patent examination results.