British magazine Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) announces this year’s selection of 50 most influential people in intellectual property (IP). China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Commissioner Tian Lipu, Li Jianchang, the Director General of Trademark Office under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Li Qunying, IP Director of General Administration of Customs, and Song Liuping, Huawei Technologies’ Chief Legal Officer, are on the list. Tian is in the circle for the fifth time.
According to MIP, the third IP5 meeting, hosted by Tian, for the world’s five major IP officers was held in Guilin, Guangxi, which plays an important role in promoting the cooperation among them. Under the leadership of Tian, SIPO is universally praised for its efficiency and public response. During Tian’s term of office, SIPO has become one of the world’s major and busiest IP offices due to its huge patent applications.
As an interesting addition to this year’s selection, the Chinese IP complainants are also on the list.