To further publicize policies on the construction of the Beijing Pilot Free Trade Zone and the National Comprehensive Demonstration Zone for Expanding Opening-up in the Service Sector (hereinafter, the “Two Zones”), actively service enterprises, and learn about the intellectual property service industry in Beijing, a five-member delegation of the Planning and Development Department headed by Vice Chairman Zhu Jialiang visited Covington & Burling LLP (C&B) on July 9. A symposium was held during their visit. Besides the members of the delegation, representatives from C&B including Executive Director for China Ms. Ma Xiaoqing, Partner & Lawyer Ran Ruixue, Senior Advisor Sean Stein, as well as heads of the Capital Intellectual Property Services Association including Secretary General Wang Jing and Deputy Secretary General Kang Wenxing attended the symposium.
C&B is a multinational law firm with a 100-year history, running 13 representative offices in key regions worldwide. It has provided legal and strategic consulting services for numerous Chinese enterprises in their globalization process, and won extensive recognition for helping them deal with China-US trade frictions and protecting their overseas intellectual property.
At the symposium, both sides engaged in discussions on the “Two Zones” Construction Policies, including policies regarding business climate optimization, tax policies for foreign-invested institutions, and residence policies for foreign employees and their family members. C&B expressed that it was not adequately informed of the “Two Zones” Construction Policies and this visit by CCPIT Beijing was beneficial to its long-term development in Beijing. The two sides also hoped to strengthen cooperation in attracting foreign capital to Beijing, delivering foreign investment consulting services, and protecting enterprises’ intellectual property.
(Source: CCPIT Beijing)