To further strengthen the foundations of EU-China IP dialogue platforms and mechanism, IP Key collaborate with Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to facilitate exchanges between Chinese government and the EU. One Chinese official delegation led by MOFCOM visited Europe from 7 -16 November 2016. The Chinese delegation is comprised of officials from 9 ministries, judges from provincial high court and Beijing IP Court, procurator from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as well as academic representatives.
The first stop of the visit is London where Chinese delegates participated to the EU-China IP Forum on 8 Nov. The delegation then moved to Brussels to meet relevant EU institutions as well as with European industry representatives. The Chinese delegates were admitted to the 19th EU-China IP Working Group meeting on 11 Nov. The official delegation also visited European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) headquartered in Alicate, Spain. Discussion were held in regard to interests and follow-up steps to enhance cooperation between IP agencies.
Following last year’s success in organizing an inter-ministerial Chinese delegation to visit the main EU counterparts, this study visit aims to help Chinese and EU policy-makers and industry stakeholders to keep abreast of each other’s latest development on IP legislation and enforcement, clarify issues of mutual concern and further discussing how to tackle common challenges.
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