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China Joins Two Key WIPO Treaties
China has joined WIPO's Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs, as well as the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.

Chinese residents filed a total of 795.504 designs in 2020, representing some 55% of the worldwide total. China’s entry into the Hague System will make it easier and cheaper for these designers to protect and promote their work overseas.

Also, China’s entry into the Marrakesh Treaty means that the over 17 million person blind and visually impaired community in China will now have even greater access to copyrighted works. This will also increase the cross-border movement of Chinese language content in formats accessible to members of this community in other parts of the world.


'ECTA WIPO-Link Committee would like to salute the impressive effort put forward by the parties involved to take another step along the road of implementing and expanding the WIPO treaties.

Remarkable progress has been made and it takes account of the principal desires and ultimate interests of all the members. We want to see them grow and prosper as equal partners in the IP community becoming new contributors in building ways in which next steps can be explored.'

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