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GD, HK boost IP co-operation

Guangdong and Hong Kong today endorsed the co-operation projects on intellectual property (IP) rights protection from mid-2022 to the end of 2023.   The Guangdong/Hong Kong Expert Group on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights agreed to continue to strengthen the mutual collaboration and development of IP between Guangdong and Hong Kong.   The group’s co-operation projects cover areas such as reinforcing co-operation on IP in the Greater Bay Area, and promoting co-operation on IP protection, trading and services, exchange as well as promotion and education activities in both places.   On cross-boundary IP protection, customs authorities in both places will focus on copyright protection on the Internet, and both sides will strengthen co-operation in and exchanges of copyright enforcement.   In 2020, the expert group formulated an annual co-operation plan and extended its implementation in light of the pandemic situation. Over the past two years, group members have imple

Fishing vessel subsidy set

The Government will provide an $80,000 subsidy under the Anti-epidemic Fund to eligible owners of each fishing vessel or fish collector vessel with Mainland deckhands.   The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today said the Government decided to provide further financial relief to those owners as local fishing vessels and fish collector vessels with Mainland deckhands are still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in resuming operation.   About 1,700 eligible vessels are expected to benefit from the subsidy.   Applications for the subsidy will open on November 1 and the deadline is February 28, 2023. Details and forms will be available later on the department’s website.   It will also send application details to the trade via letters, SMS and fishermen organisations, and provide assistance as appropriate.   Call 9308 5022 or 9308 5012 for enquiries.
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