Recently, results of the eighth patent award selection in Anhui Province were announced, with a total of 45 patents in Wuhu, ranking the second in the province. Among them, Wuhu Midea Kitchen Appliance Manufacturing Co., LTD., Efort Intelligent Equipment Co., LTD., Chery Automobile Co., LTD., State-owned Wuhu Machinery Factory, Anhui San ‘an Photoelectric Co., Ltd. won gold medals.
In recent years, Wuhu has continuously optimized the policy system, strengthened the guidance services for enterprises, revised and improved the subsidy and reward policies for patents and trademarks, increased patent protection, strengthened the application of achievements, and significant progress has been made in protecting the creation and use of intellectual property rights. According to the statistics, in the first half of this year, the number of invention patents authorized in Wuhu was 1,598, with a year-on-year increase of 31.8%, and the number of PCT applications was 23, with a year-on-year increase of 64.2%. The number of effective invention patents owned by every 10,000 people reached 47.2, continuing to remain the first in the province. There were 16,379 trademark applications in Wuhu and 2,324 registered trademarks owned by market entities per 10,000 households, ranking first in the province.
Translated by Yuan Mengwen from Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhu Municipal People’s Government