China Intellectual Property Society (CIPS) is a national, academic, non-profit social society, voluntarily formed by enterprises and institutions, social organizations, and individuals who engage in research, management of IP or who are enthusiastic about IP. It is under the professional guidance of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and under the supervision and administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs which oversees the nation’s societies.
China Intellectual Property Society (CIPS), formerly known as China Industrial Property Society, was initiated by the Chinese Patent Office through the Preparatory Committee established on December 12, 1984. On March 29, 1985, China Industrial Property Society was formally founded. On November 30, 1990, its name was changed to China Intellectual Property Society, which was a national corporation aggregate and whose establishment was approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.