The EU-China Intellectual Property Prosecutors’ Best Practice Group: Current Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights Cases
The EU-China cooperation on intellectual property rights (IPR) criminal enforcement builds on strong foundations, which have been reinforced over the years by IP Key China’s activities. On 9 September 2021, IP Key China, in partnership with China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights and the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), successfully organised the EU-China Intellectual Property Prosecutors’ Best Practice Group Workshop, bringing prosecutors and legal experts from China’s Procuratorates, the EU Member States, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and Eurojust together to discuss the current challenges in IPR cases for an in-depth exchange of best practices.
The Best Practice Group Workshop focused on experience in prosecuting cases of trade secret infringement, thresholds for trade mark crime cases, collection and examination of electronic evidence in IP crime cases, and criminal law protection of service trade marks. The EU-China Intellectual Property Prosecutors’ Best Practice Group aims at enabling mutual benefit for the EU and China prosecution services dealing with IPR infringements. IP Key China will continue to provide support for IP exchanges and initiatives such as this workshop.
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