The "China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations" will come into effect on May 1, making provisions for promoting the development of the digital economy and improving financial services.

  On March 31, the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress voted to pass the "China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations".

The regulation clarifies the development orientation and management system of the pilot free trade zone, and stipulates the promotion of investment opening and trade facilitation, the promotion of digital economy development, and the improvement of financial services. It will be implemented on May 1 this year.

  The meeting also voted to pass the "Regulations on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Beijing".

The regulations stipulate the content of strengthening administrative protection and judicial protection of intellectual property rights, and promoting diversified mediation of intellectual property disputes.

Among them, it clearly stipulates the content of the relevant departments to strengthen the intellectual property protection of the Olympic logo.

The regulations will take effect on July 1 this year.

  In addition, the "Beijing Seed Regulations" came into effect on April 1.

This legislation provides an effective legal guarantee for the implementation of the "Beijing Urban Master Plan (2016-2035)" and for promoting the development of Beijing's modern seed industry and the construction of an international seed industry capital.

  "China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations"

  Support the joint development of the Beijing Pilot Free Trade Zone and the Hebei Pilot Free Trade Zone

  Regarding the development orientation of the Beijing Pilot Free Trade Zone, the Regulations of China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) stipulates that institutional innovation is the core, reproducibility and promotion are the basic requirements, and safety and controllability are the premise. Implement the strategic requirements of innovation-driven development and coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, focus on the strategic positioning of the "four centers" cities, improve the level of "four services", and help the construction of international science and technology innovation centers, the expansion and opening of the national service industry, and the construction of comprehensive demonstration zones and digital Economic development, and strive to build a high-level opening platform for the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei.

  The regulations stipulate the management system of the pilot free trade zone. The city and the district where the area is located shall set up a leading group and office to be responsible for the construction of the pilot free trade zone; the district where each area is located has a clear management organization, and a statutory body may be established to undertake the pilot free trade zone. Construction specific affairs; the urban people's government and its relevant departments perform administrative management and public service functions in accordance with the law, and delegate administrative management powers in accordance with the law; the relevant municipal departments promote institutional innovation and pilot reforms in accordance with their respective responsibilities.

  The regulations also stipulate that the pilot free trade zone will implement the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, establish a cooperation mechanism with Tianjin and Hebei, jointly carry out institutional innovation, promote the sharing and interoperability of institutional innovation results, jointly participate in the construction of the "Belt and Road", and provide government services. Cooperation and support the joint development of the Beijing Pilot Free Trade Zone and the Hebei Pilot Free Trade Zone.

  Implement the notification and commitment system for administrative licensing matters in the Pilot Free Trade Zone

  In terms of strengthening management innovation, the regulations stipulate that in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, a notification and commitment system for administrative licensing matters should be implemented, and reforms in the examination and approval of enterprise investment projects should be carried out; Provide support; improve the diversified dispute resolution mechanism, support international commercial dispute prevention and resolution organizations to provide services for market players, etc.

  In addition, the regulations also stipulate the establishment and improvement of the system and mechanism for the development of talents in the pilot free trade zone, innovating the talent introduction policy; granting regional management agencies the right to recommend talents for settlement and the right to apply for work and residence permits for the comprehensive insurance zone management agencies; set up a one-stop talent service window and Service site, build talent innovation and entrepreneurship service platform, etc.

  In terms of promoting investment opening and trade facilitation, the regulations stipulate that FTZs formulate investment promotion policies, innovate investment attraction methods and incentive mechanisms, and improve project scheduling and tracking services; promote FTZs to optimize overseas investment management processes and strengthen overseas investment risks. Early warning and emergency response; support the development of cross-border e-commerce and offshore trade in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, explore new barter trade methods, and optimize the structure of service trade; support the comprehensive bonded zone to innovate and develop bonded services, etc.

  Support financial institutions to innovate financial products and services in the Pilot Free Trade Zone

  In terms of promoting technological innovation, the regulations stipulate that support the development of makerspaces and entrepreneurial bases, and promote the development of technological business incubators; attract leading technological companies and internationally renowned R&D institutions to develop in the Pilot Free Trade Zone; expand academic international exchanges and promote major technological foundations Open and share facilities; support the establishment of platforms for the transformation of scientific and technological achievements; explore intellectual property protection measures in the fields of the Internet, big data, and artificial intelligence.

  The regulations also stipulate that the construction of a new generation of information infrastructure in the Pilot Free Trade Zone will be strengthened, the deep integration of data resources and industrial development will be supported, the development of information technology security, data privacy protection, and cross-border data flow management rules will be explored, and the establishment of relevant data transaction standards and circulation will be promoted. service system, and carry out international cooperation in the digital field under the premise of controllable risks.

  At the same time, improve the financial infrastructure construction layout of the Pilot Free Trade Zone, support financial institutions to innovate financial products and services in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, and improve the level of financial services in areas such as science and technology finance, green finance, offshore finance, wealth management, and reinsurance.

  In terms of promoting the opening of advantageous industries, the Pilot Free Trade Zone is encouraged to carry out research on clinical cutting-edge medical technologies, and to optimize the customs clearance and approval process for urgently needed drugs and medical devices; support the establishment of professional service institutions such as consulting and arbitration in the Free Trade Zone to promote the opening of the professional service industry; Introduce high-quality foreign educational resources and carry out high-level cooperation in running schools; support innovative cultural formats and promote the development of cultural trade; support the development of aviation service industries such as aviation maintenance and aviation material leasing, etc.

  ■ follow up

  Liu Meiying, full-time deputy director of the "Two Districts" Office:

  Accelerate the establishment of new research institutions and promote the formulation of supporting plans

  Liu Meiying, a member of the party group of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce and the full-time deputy director of the "two districts" office, introduced that the construction of supporting systems will be accelerated, and the innovative and leading role of regulations will be brought into full play.

For example, the chapter "Management System" stipulates the establishment of new research institutions and supports the establishment of statutory institutions; the chapter "Investment Openness and Trade Facilitation" clearly stipulates that the Pilot Free Trade Zone shall formulate investment promotion policies and innovate investment promotion methods and incentive mechanisms; The "Innovation" chapter stipulates the expansion of intellectual property insurance business and the promotion of intellectual property securitization; the "Digital Economy Development" chapter stipulates the promotion of the construction of digital trade rules, standard systems and statistical investigation systems; The right of recommendation for high-level talents to settle down.

These leading regulations need to develop supporting documents for detailed implementation.

  In the next step, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce will work with relevant departments to speed up the establishment of new research institutions, and continue to promote the formulation of supporting plans such as investment facilitation and trade facilitation action plans, intellectual property rights reform action plans, and digital economy industry chain opening plans. A series of actionable, implementable and enforceable policy measures will be introduced.

At the same time, it will also promote relevant municipal departments to delegate the right to recommend talent placement to regional management agencies, and formulate implementation standards and specific rules to guide regional management agencies to provide satisfactory services for talent innovation and entrepreneurship, ensure that innovative institutional arrangements can be effectively implemented, and effectively amplify innovation. Driven "multiplier effect".

  At the same time, actively benchmark the international high-standard economic and trade rules, build a digital trade demonstration zone, and strive to create a national service trade innovation and development demonstration zone.

Fully implement the special action for the development and improvement of key parks (groups) in the "two districts", and create a batch of "two districts" construction model rooms.

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  How are the Beijing Free Trade Zone Regulations formulated?

  On August 30, 2020, the State Council approved the "China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone Overall Plan".

On September 24, the China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially unveiled.

The "Overall Plan" clearly calls for "strengthening local legislation and establishing a fair, transparent and systematic legal environment".

  In order to implement the decisions and arrangements of the Central Committee and the Municipal Party Committee, promote the capital’s comprehensive deepening of reform and high-level opening to the outside world, build China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone with high standards, and create a “Beijing Model” for reform and opening up, “China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone”. The Regulations are included in the 2021 legislative work plan of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress.

  Lu Shengli, the second-level inspector of the Ethnic and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress, introduced that this legislation adopts the mechanism of "Leading Group + Special Legislative Class". A legislative special class is organized by 42 departments of the Minority, Zong and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, the Finance and Economics Office, the Education, Science, Culture and Health Office, the Legislative Affairs Office, and the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government.

The main leaders of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress have repeatedly listened to reports on the legislative work and made clear requirements.

  Focusing on the key and difficult issues of legislation, the special legislative class conducts research in various ways, listens to opinions and suggestions extensively, and conducts in-depth research on the core system design and important clauses to build consensus and form regulations (drafts).

After repeatedly soliciting opinions from relevant municipal departments, various parks, enterprises and related institutions, experts and scholars, and publicly soliciting opinions from the public twice, the regulations (draft) have been repeatedly revised and improved.

  In November 2021, the 35th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress conducted the first trial of the "China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations (Draft)"; District regulations; On March 30 and 31, the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress reviewed and voted on the regulations for the second time.

  "Regulations of Beijing Municipality on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights"

  Strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights in areas such as the Olympic logo

  The "Beijing Regulations on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) stipulates that the protection of intellectual property rights in the fields of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, traditional culture, Olympic symbols, data processing, digital trade, large-scale cultural and sports activities, online platforms, and exhibitions shall be strengthened. , support the exploration of innovative intellectual property protection systems, mechanisms, policy measures, and intellectual property management measures and protection models for new technologies, new industries, new business forms, and new models in the construction of the "two districts" and the Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone.

  In terms of strengthening public services and promoting the high-quality creation and application of intellectual property rights, the regulations propose to strengthen the construction of intellectual property protection institutions, provide services such as patent pre-examination and rights protection guidance; establish patent navigation, intellectual property finance, and intellectual property analysis and review of major economic and technological activities , intellectual property talent training and other systems; establish an intellectual property public service system and a public information service platform to promote and standardize the development of the intellectual property service industry.

  The regulations also stipulate that a linkage mechanism between administrative adjudication and confirmation procedures for patent infringement disputes, a judicial confirmation mechanism for administrative mediation agreements for intellectual property disputes, and a docking mechanism for litigation and mediation should be established, and an overseas intellectual property dispute response guidance and rights protection assistance mechanism should be established to encourage industry and professionalism. People's mediation organizations, intellectual property professional service institutions, and legal service institutions provide mediation services and support arbitration institutions to strengthen the construction of intellectual property disputes arbitration capacity.

  Investigate and punish malicious applications for trademark registration and illegal trademark agents

  The regulations stipulate that intellectual property departments and market supervision and management departments shall strengthen trademark management, regulate the use of registered trademarks, and investigate and punish acts such as infringement of exclusive rights to registered trademarks, malicious applications for trademark registration, and illegal trademark agency business.

  In addition, the regulations also clarify that if enterprises, institutions, and social organizations fail to perform their intellectual property protection obligations in accordance with the law, resulting in adverse effects, the intellectual property protection management department may interview their legal representatives or principals to urge rectification.

  As the first "Double Olympic City", Beijing has made a solemn commitment to the international community to strengthen the intellectual property protection of the Olympic symbols.

The regulations stipulate that the intellectual property protection management department shall, in conjunction with relevant departments, strengthen intellectual property protection in the field of traditional culture and Olympic symbols, and provide consultation and guidance for related patent applications, trademark registration, work registration, and trade secret protection.

  ■ follow up

  Zhou Liquan, Deputy Director of Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office:

  Will guide and supervise network platforms and other implementation of intellectual property protection

  Zhou Liquan, member of the party group and deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office, introduced that to implement the regulations, it is necessary to comprehensively sort out the current relevant policy documents, and timely modify or abolish those that do not meet the regulations; speed up research on new systems and new requirements, and formulate and issue supporting documents in a timely manner. Policy, continue to enrich and improve the city's intellectual property laws and policies system.

  At the same time, the Municipal Intellectual Property Office will cooperate with relevant departments to guide and supervise network platforms and other entities to fulfill their intellectual property protection obligations in accordance with the law.

Improve the working mechanism for administrative adjudication of patent infringement disputes, promote the connection between administrative protection of intellectual property rights and judicial protection, and improve the efficiency of intellectual property protection.

Promote the strengthening of industry self-discipline, and strengthen the crackdown on malicious applications for trademark registration and illegal patent and trademark agency business in accordance with the law.

Promote the role of mediation and arbitration, and improve the diversified resolution mechanism for intellectual property disputes.

Build a patent navigation and intellectual property review mechanism, and improve the system for the cultivation, management and operation of high-quality intellectual property rights such as high-value patents, trademarks and brands.

Continue to improve the level of intellectual property public services.

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  Why create a local regulation to protect intellectual property?

  Beijing has 185 invention patents per 10,000 people, ranking first in the country in terms of quantity and quality of intellectual property rights

  Strengthening intellectual property protection is an important starting point for optimizing the business environment and promoting high-quality development.

According to Wang Aisheng, deputy director of the Legislative Affairs Office of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress and spokesperson of the Legislative Affairs Office, Beijing is rich in innovation resources, and the quantity and quality of intellectual property rights are at the forefront of the country.

As of the end of December 2021, the city had 405,037 valid invention patents, 1.85 million invention patents per 10,000 people, and 2.579 million valid trademark registrations.

  Among them, from January to December 2021, the number of patents authorized in the city was 198,778, and the number of trademark registrations was 428,000.

In 2020, there will be 1.005 million copyright registrations and 204,000 software copyright registrations.

  Wang Aisheng introduced that over the years, the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have attached great importance to the protection of intellectual property rights, and have established a protection pattern of administrative law enforcement, judicial adjudication, multi-mediation, commercial arbitration, legal services, social supervision, and industry self-discipline.

In February, the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee reviewed and approved the Outline for the Construction of a Demonstration City of Beijing’s Intellectual Property Power (2021-2035), proposing to build a high-quality demonstration city for a powerful intellectual property country and to create a district with the best intellectual property rights.

  Wang Aisheng said that the formulation of a comprehensive local law on intellectual property protection is precisely to implement the overall requirements of "strict protection, large protection, rapid protection, and simultaneous protection" of intellectual property rights, and to create a business that respects the value of knowledge and competes fairly. environment.

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  "Beijing Seed Regulations" come into force today

  The "Beijing Seed Regulations" came into effect on April 1.

This legislation aims to implement the "Beijing Urban Master Plan (2016-2035)", serve the construction of an international science and technology innovation center, develop and enhance the independent innovation capability and market competitiveness of the seed industry based on the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, so as to encourage the transformation and standardization of innovative achievements. The protection and utilization of germplasm resources, the protection of new plant variety rights, the simplification of market access procedures, and the strengthening of market supervision are the key points, improve the relevant system of seed management, and promote the development of Beijing's modern seed industry and the construction of an international seed industry to provide effective legal guarantees.

  Zheng Yu, deputy bureau-level leader of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, introduced that the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will establish and improve supporting systems for the “Beijing Seed Regulations” such as the “Beijing Municipal Measures for the Management of Disaster Relief and Preparedness Seeds” and the “Administrative Measures for Standard Samples of Crop Varieties”. Joint research projects on 9 provenance key technologies of corn, wheat, vegetables, potatoes, laying hens, dairy cows, Peking duck, sturgeon, and ornamental fish.

Organize the implementation of the "Beijing Seed Industry Revitalization Implementation Plan" and launch Beijing's "4520" Seed Industry Action Plan, that is, in the next ten years, around the four major seed industries of crops, livestock and poultry, aquatic products, forest, fruit, flowers and grass, the protection and utilization of germplasm resources will be implemented. There are 20 key tasks in five major actions: tackling key problems in industry innovation, supporting seed industry enterprises, upgrading seed industry innovation bases, and optimizing innovation environment.

  Zheng Yu introduced that this year, we will do our best to hold the 30th China (Beijing) Seed Industry Conference, show the development achievements of the Beijing seed industry over the past 30 years, exchange the outstanding innovation achievements of the national seed industry revitalization, and welcome the party's outstanding achievements in the capital seed industry. The Twenty Victory was held.

  Ben Quanmin, a second-level inspector of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscaping, introduced that the abundance and diversity of forest and grass seeds are the basis for building a stable ecosystem and the key to solving ecological problems with ecological methods.

The Municipal Landscaping Bureau will pay more attention to the application of native and long-lived tree species such as Quercus, to the cultivation of native land cover plants such as Laoyu lichen, to the cultivation of healthy and safe native plants such as no pollen and no flies, and to the source of provenance. The use of high-quality seedlings with clear and traceable quality, strengthen the verification and promotion of major tree varieties and grass varieties, promote the use of "electronic labels" for forest trees, improve the quality traceability system, and increase the quality of seedlings.

  Six departments including the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission usher in new leaders

  On March 31, the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress decided to appoint Mu Peng as the director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission; appoint Zhang Jinsong as the director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology; appoint Xu Zhijun as the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economics and Information Technology. Director of the Civil Affairs Bureau; Cui Yang was appointed as the Director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice; Wang Shaofeng was appointed as the Director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce; Yang Shuo was appointed as the Director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

  At the same time, the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress decided to remove Tan Xuxiang from the post of director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission; remove Yang Xiuling from the post of director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology; remove Li Fuying from the post of director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice; Remove Yan Ligang from the post of director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce; remove Chen Dong from the post of director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

  Beijing appoints three vice presidents of intermediate people's courts

  On March 31, the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress appointed three vice presidents of the intermediate courts.

  Cheng Hu was appointed as the vice president, member of the adjudication committee and judge of the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, and was removed from the positions of vice president, member of the adjudication committee and judge of the Beijing Railway Transportation Intermediate Court (Beijing No. 4 Intermediate People's Court). .

Wang Haihong was appointed as the vice president of the Beijing Third Intermediate People's Court.

Li Yingxin was appointed as the vice president, member of the adjudication committee and judge of the Beijing Railway Transportation Intermediate Court (Beijing Fourth Intermediate People's Court).

  Wang Tao and Xiao Sa are appointed as members of the Beijing Municipal Supervisory Committee

  On March 31, the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress appointed Wang Tao and Xiao Sa as members of the Beijing Municipal Supervisory Committee.

  A04-A05 edition/Wu Wei, reporter from Beijing News

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