China’s online and e-commerce environment is undergoing significant changes, both from a legislative point of view and the perspective of rights holders and sellers. With the advent of new technologies such as blockchain and AI, these currents have sparked new debates about the enforcement of an effective IPR regime in China. EU-China cooperation in this sector has been consistently active in recent years, with the EU Delegation to China closely involved with revisions to China’s new e-commerce law, which came into effect on the 1st of January, 2019. The law covers all e-commerce activities, both domestic and cross-border, reflecting the growth of the sector. Issues around online trade of online goods and services and innovation in IP protection affect an important part of the EU and China’s economic, legislative and public security agenda.
In partnership with CAASA, IP Key China organised the 2018 EU-China Conference on IPR Protection Online and Innovation in Xiamen in last November, which brought over 50 speakers and 400 participants together to attend the conference.
In this context, IP Key China is partnering with CAASA again in the organisation of the EU-China Conference on Online Protection against counterfeiting and piracy will take place in China in the second half of 2019.
More information of the conference will be updated soon!