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EU-China Intellectual Property Forum: Insight IP-Future perspectives

IP Key and Renmin University of China jointly organised the first EU-China IP Forum on the 10th May 2015, which discussed a number of key issues in the development of IP laws, policy and education.

 The forum brought together some of the most important IP minds in the EU and China to share and debate IP issues that affect the creation of an effective, fair and transparent system. Around 200 participants took part in the forum. Participants came from relevant sectors in governmental and diplomatic services, academia, legal services, industry, and industry associations. 

The EU-China Intellectual Property Forum discussed innovation policies, IP and competition law, the role of IP-specific courts, and future perspectives and the challenges facing China and Europe in the next 10 years. Presentations by experts can be found in the related resources to the right of this page; which opened debate and sharing of views. 

Download the agenda to the Forum here 


  • Professor Liu Chuntian - Dean of the IP Academy of Renmin University
  • Professor Joseph Straus - Director emeritus (former) Director of the Max-Planck Institute and also the former Chair (and founder) of the MIPLC
  • Benoit Lory - Trade Section, EU Delegation to China and Mongolia
  • Chen Fuli - Vice director of Law Division of Ministry of Commerce 
  • Judge Su Chi - Head of Beijing Specialised IP Courts
  • Professor Guo He - Vice Dean of the IP Academy of Renmin University
  • Professor Duncan Matthews - Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Zhang Ping, Dean of Peking University IP Law School
  • Laure Van Oudheusden - Head of Philips IP and Standards China
  • Zhao Tianwu, Director of IP Centre of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
  • Wu Kai, State Intellectual Property Office, International Division Director
  • Yang Jie, Director of the Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration of Industry and Commerce
  • Adrian Emch, Partner at Hogan-Lovells and Lecturer at Peking University Law School 
  • Judge Zhu Li, IP tribunal of the Supreme People's Court
  • Liu Jian, Antitrust Office of National Development and Reform Commission 
  • Professor Shi Jianzhong, China University of Political Science and Law
  • Professor Huang Yong, University of International Business and Economics
  • Professor Huang Wushuang, Vice Dean of the IP Academy of East China University of Political Science and Law 
  • Stefan Luginbuehl - Directorate International Legal Affairs of the European Patent Office
  • Beate Schmidt - President of the German Federal Patent Court of Munich
  • Professor Xavier Seuba - CEIPI Université de Strasbourg
  • Justice Lin Guanghai - Vice President of the Intellectual Property Court of Guangzhou
  • Judge Song Jian, IP Division of the Jiangsu High People's Court
  • Justice Chen Huizhen- Shanghai Specialised IP Court
  • Professor Zhang Guangliang, IP Academy of Renmin University Law School
  • Professor Li Chen - IP Academy of Renmin University Law School
  • Judge Zhu Yu, Jiangsu Province Intellectual Property Office
  • Professor Dong Xinkai, Vice Dean of IP Academy of Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • Jiang Ying, Chief Judge of Court 1 of Beijing IP Court
  • Professor Li Mingkui, Vice Dean of the Suzhou Campus, Renmin University of China

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