Some State Intellectual Property Office of the PRC officials, delegates of China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC), affiliated to Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) and China Center for Type Culture Collection (CCTCC), affiliated to Wuhan University, Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers and scientific researchers gathered at IMCAS, Beijing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of patent law and the deposition of bio-material for patent procedures on April 3, 2015. Many of them witness the leap-type development of China’s IP protection. They dedicated their career to make the good environment of IP protection into reality.
On April 1st 1985, China’s first patent law went into effect. In the same year, CGMCC and CCTCC started working to deposit bio-material for patent procedures. In 1995, China joined the Budapest Treaty (the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure), which made CGMCC and CCTCC globally recognized.