IP KEY CHINA – ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018

IP Key China is an EU Project designed to enhance EU-China cooperation on selected emerging challenges in the area of intellectual property (IP), it is directed and funded by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

During the 19th EU - China Summit held in Brussels at the beginning of June 2017, EU Trade Commissioner Ms. Cecilia Malmström and the Chinese Minister of Commerce, Mr. Zhong Shan, signed the arrangement for the IP Cooperation Project - IP Key China.

Prior to the launch of IP Key China, the EUIPO was engaged in a comprehensive consultation process with European and Chinese Stakeholders and on 10th April 2018, the first Annual Work Plan was approved by the Project Management Board (PMB).

The AWP1 is consisting of 24 activities, each of which has a primary Chinese governmental agency/ministry as a partner organisation, likewise, many of the activities have a lead EU partner. These activities are subject to the modifications and variations in accordance with the process of negotiation and consultation with the Project Stakeholders.

The AWP1 activities focus on six concrete results (R), as follows: (R.1) Contribution to improved situation in priority areas defined during the annual EU-China IP Dialogue; (R.2) Enhanced understanding and trust through regular exchange activities; (R.3) EU-China IP Working Groups supported effectively; (R.4) Modernized IP administration and enforcement practices and tools; (R.5) Awareness raised on the importance of IP, its protection and enforcement; (R.6) Improved information sharing through Information Management System (IMS) and document repository.

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RECURRENT ACTIVITIES (ON AN ANNUAL BASIS)

1

ALLOCATE ADEQUATE AND MAINLY DEDICATED RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE IP DIALOGUE PROCESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

ANNUAL EU-CHINA JUDICIAL FORUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

THIRD EU-CHINA IP ACADEMIC FORUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

VISIBILITY: COMMUNICATION, PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND WEBSITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

VISIBILITY: TRAINING ON IP FOR JOURNALISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSS-IP

6

FACILITATE THE INTEGRATION OF IT ASSISTED IP TOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS

7

INTEGRATION OF IP ADMINISTRATION TOOLS (TMVIEW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

ROVING SEMINARS ON TRADEMARKS AND DESIGN IN CHINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

EFFECTIVE PREVENTION AND COMBATING AGAINST BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATENTS

10

ROVING SEMINAR ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA'S IP SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

STUDY VISIT ON LEGISLATIVE REFORM, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON THE DRAFT PATENT AND COPYRIGHT LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHTS AND RELATED RIGHTS

12

EU-CHINA EXCHANGE ON COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

PROSECUTOR’S EXCHANGE ON THE PROTECTION OF COPYRIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

14

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF THE MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENT ON GIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

ROVING SEMINARS ON MUTUAL RECOGNITION BETWEEN CHINA AND EU 100 + 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS

16

TRAINING OF CHINESE EXPERTS AT THE CPVO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

SEMINAR IN CHINA ON DESIGN AND CONDUCTING DISTINCTNESS, UNIFORMITY AND STABILITY (DUS) TRIALS IN VEGETABLES AND ORNAMENTALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT

18

RESPONSE TO ON-LINE COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

PROMOTION OF EU-CHINA CUSTOMS COOPERATION ON IPR ENFORCEMENT [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

PROMOTION OF EU-HONG KONG CUSTOMS COOPERATION ON IPR ENFORCEMENT [1] [2]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

MISSION TO THE EU FOR JUDICIAL EXCHANGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

COMPILATION OF LEADING COURT DECISIONS IN THE EU AND CHINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

EXCHANGE ON THE PRC ANTI-UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

EU-CHINA ENFORCEMENT SUMMIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 - 14 Dec 2018
The Netherlands and Italy

The EU-China IPR Customs Working Group Meeting in the EU

With the success of the 8th EU-China IPR Customs Working Group Meeting which took place in Shanghai, IP Key China, in partnership with the DG TAXUD and General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) will organi

25 - 04 Nov - Dec 2018
Brussels, Luxembourg and Munich

Judicial mission in the EU with the SPC

On 25 November to 4 December 2018, IP Key China will travel with a delegation from the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), for judicial exchanges in Brussels, Luxembourg and Munich.

22 Nov 2018
Shanghai

Third EU-China IP Academic Forum

IP Key China will be organising the third EU-China IP Academic Forum in Shanghai on 22 November 2018, in cooperation with Fudan University.

06 Nov 2018
Xiamen University

IP Café at Xiamen University

On 6 November, in partnership with CAASA and Xiamen University, IP Key China will host an IP Café, an open discussion forum about contemporary legal and commercial issues affecting EU and Chinese stakeholders.

03 - 06 Nov 2018
Xiamen, Fujian

China-EU Conference on Innovation and Online IP Protection

IP Key China will partner with CAASA (China Anti-infringement and Anti-counterfeiting Innovation Strategic Alliance) in the organisation of the 2018 China-EU Conference on Innovation and Online IP Protection, which will tak

17 - 21 Sep 2018
Amsterdam, Milan, Austria

Roving Seminars on China’s Patent System

Following the success of previous Roving Seminars, IPKey China completed a series of activities on China’s patent system on 17-21 September.

10 - 13 Jul 2018
Renaissance Suzhou Wujiang, Jiangsu

2018 China Forum on IP Criminal Protection

IPKey China and the Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) partnered in the organisation of the  "2018 China Forum on IP Criminal Protection", that took place out of Renaissance Suzhou Wujiang  (Jiangsu) on July 10-13.

25 - 29 Jun 2018
Geneva

Training of Chinese experts at the CPVO

IP Key China together with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (MOARA) , the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China (SGFA) and the

02 Jun 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Celebrating EU China IP Cooperation IP Key: Today and Tomorrow

The EC and MOFCOM, with the technical support of IP Key, successfully organised a half day event to celebrate four years of EU-China cooperation on IP under the current phase of IP Key, as well as to project the community of stakeholders into the new phase (IP key China).

Archived
21 Apr 2017
Beijing

EU China Roundtable on Online IP Protection

With the reform of China’s E-commerce Law advancing in the legislative agenda, the European Commission and MOFCOM are going to host a roundtable on online IP protection, tackling in particular voluntary cooperation models to curb IPR infringement on e-commerce, liabilities of intermediaries and o

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21 Apr 2017
Beijing

Celebrating 4 years of IP Key

It’s an important year for IP Key as we celebrate our fourth year supporting the EU-China IP cooperation. 

Originally planned for a duration of 3 years, IP Key was extended by an extra year with the current iteration coming to an end in June.

Archived
09 Dec 2016
Xiamen

EU-China Innovation Policies Roundtable

The European Union Delegation to China, Treaty & Law Department of the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM), Xiamen University, and IP Key organised an “EU-China Innovation Policies” roundtable on December 9th 2016 at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China.

Archived
30 - 02 Nov - Dec 2016
Nanning, Guangxi

Experts’ Roundtables on the reform of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL)

With the new draft Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law recently passed to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress (LAC) for final revision and enactment, the European Commission and the State Administration for Industry & Commerce of China partnered in a two-day s

Archived
07 Nov 2016
London

EU-China IP Academia Cooperation Workshop

In the margins of the EU-China IP Forum, IP Key will be organised a follow up workshop to further develop EU-China academia cooperation in the field of intellectual property.  

Archived
07 - 16 Nov 2016
London, Brussels and Alicante

Chinese delegation led by MOFCOM to EU for IPR exchange

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.

Archived
04 - 09 Nov 2016
Beijing, Chongqing and Zhongshan, Guangdong

Roving Seminars in China on the RCD and European Patent Systems

IP Key, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), and the local IP offices of Beijing, Chongqing, and Guangdong will be holding a roving seminar series on the registered community design (RCD) and European Patent systems.

Archived
11 - 18 Oct 2016
Copenhagen, Milan and Madrid

Roving Seminars in the EU on the Chinese Trademark System

Following a two-day expert roundtable in June 23-24, 2016 in Beijing (see relevant activity description), between October 11 and 18, 2016 IP Key and the Chinese State Administration for Industry & Commerce (in short, SAIC) carried out - for the second time since the start of the Action - a se

Archived
20 - 29 Jun 2016
Munich, Paris and Rome

SPC Study Visit on Court Organisation, Management and Efficiency

China and most EU member states are countries of civil law system therefore they share commonalities to a large degree in their intellectual property legislation and judicial adjudication practices.  IP Key project is organising a study visit on court organisation, management and efficiency.

Archived
20 May 2016
Guangzhou

Customs Enforcement of IP in E-commerce

The European Chamber, South China Chapter and Consulates General of EU Member States in Guangzhou, with support from the EU Delegation to China and IP Key Project, are pleased to invite you to a seminar focusing on Customs enforcement of IP in e-commerce.

Archived
30 Mar 2016
Beijing

IP Awards Ceremony and Conference

2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism, with that in mind the European Chamber of Commerce in China recognised China’s most IP-friendly regions, with an IP Awards Ceremony and conference which took place on the 30th March 2016.

Archived
24 - 26 Feb 2016
Alicante, Spain

EU-China Customs IPR Cooperation

In the context of the EU-China Action Plan (2014-2017) on IPR Customs Enforcement, IP Key is going to co-organise an event on cross-agency cooperation on the investigation of serious IP infringement cases in Alicante, Spain from 24 to 26 February 2016.

Archived
10 Dec 2015
Novotel Xinqiao, Beijing

Seminar on IPR in Standardisation

A one-day seminar entitled “Seminar on IPR in Standardisation” will be held on December 10th 2015 at the Novotel Xinqiao in Beijing, China.

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02 - 03 Dec 2015
Shanghai

Roundtable on Copyright Protection and Development of Copyright Industries

IP Key and the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) will be co-hosting a roundtableon emerging issues relevant to the protection of copyrights in the digital environment and the development of a prosperous and balanced digital market for cultural and creative industries. The roundtab

Archived
16 - 26 Nov 2015
Europe

Training in Europe of Chinese Customs Officers

In the context of the EU-China Action Plan (2014-2017) on IPR Customs Enforcement of IPR, IP Key is going to co-organise a training in Europe for 10 customs officers from different ports and airports in China from November 16 to 26, 2015.

Archived
11 - 18 Nov 2015
Spain & Italy

Peer to Peer Exchanges to Italy and Spain with the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee, National People's Congress (LAC), on the reform of IPR criminal law

The Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress, Standing Committee of the PRC (in short, LAC) is in the process of further revising the Chinese Criminal Code (lastly revised in 2012), LAC Department of Criminal Law is going to be working, in particular, on the amendment to t

Archived
11 - 18 Sep 2015
Copenhagen, Rome, Budapest

2015 roving seminar in the EU on the Chinese patent system

European stakeholders can benefit from improved awareness of the benefits of using and how to use the patent system in China, which includes invention patents, utility model patents, and registered design patents.

Archived
31 Aug 2015
Zhengzhou, Henan Province

MOC Training on Administrative Enforcement of Copyrights Online

Following the training organised in Chengdu in 2014,  IP Key has been invited by Ministry of Culture (MoC) to contribute EU expertise to the 2015 MoC online enforcement training on 31 August in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.

Archived
17 - 26 Jun 2015
Netherlands, Hungary & Romania

Peer to peer exchanges in the EU on criminal IPR law policy and enforcement practices with the Ministry of Public Security and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the PRC

Counterfeiting and piracy, and infringements of intellectual property in general, are a constantly growing phenomenon which nowadays has an international dimension, a serious threat to national economies and governments that appears to be increasingly linked to organized crime.

Archived
10 Jun 2015
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

EU-China Workshop on IP issues in Anti-Unfair Competition Law

The China-EU Seminar on the Reform of PRC Anti-unfair Competition Law has been co-organized by IP Key and SAIC at the School of Administration of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province on June 10th, 2015 opening a series of technical training sessions f

Archived
25 - 29 May 2015
Shanghai and Ningbo, China

Customs Officers Study Visit to China

In the context of the EU-China Action Plan (2014-2017) on IPR Customs Enforcement of IPR, IP Key organised a study visit of two customs officers from European member states to China from May 25 to 29, 2015.

Archived
12 - 13 May 2015
Zhaoqing, China

Follow up Peer to Peer Exchange on the Reform of the PRC Patent Law

Last July 2014, a ministry-led delegation of the Legislative Affair Commission at the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (LAC) travelled to the EU (Ireland and Denmark) to engage in a series of workshops and expert meetings organised by IP Key.

Archived
20 - 21 Apr 2015
Alicante, Spain

Workshop on promotion of TMclass

IP Key facilitated the participation of two participants from the SAIC to a workshop addressed to non-EU offices which have integrated IT tools.

Archived
31 Dec 2014
Beijing, China | Alicante, Spain

Technical Feasibility Study on Possible Implementation of TMview

In close cooperation and consultation with one another, experts from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and OHIM are jointly undertaking a technical feasibility study examining the potential integration of SAIC's trademark data into TMview.

Archived
11 - 12 Dec 2014
Beijing, China

EU-China Seminar on GI Protection

A Geographical Indication (shortly, GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g.

Archived
27 - 28 Nov 2014
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

Training Conference on IPR Criminal Enforcement

Infringements of IPR and, particularly, counterfeiting and piracy, are a ceaselessly growing phenomenon, which nowadays has an international dimension, representing a serious threat to national economies that appears to be more and more linked to transnational organized crime.

Archived
26 - 27 Nov 2014
Beijing

Roundtable on Collective Rights Management

IP Key and the National Copyright Administration of China (NC AC) are organising a roundtable on collective rights management on 26 and 27 November 2014 in Beijing.  The two-day meeting will gather 70 participants from China and Europe to discuss factors shaping the development of collective righ

Archived
25 - 27 Nov 2014
Rome, Italy

EU-China Customs Cooperation on IPR Enforcement

EU-China Customs Cooperation on IPR Enforcement – (Action Plan 2014-2017)

2nd Working Group meeting

1st Joint Group Meeting of Risk Management Experts Specialised in IPR

Archived
17 Oct 2014
Beijing, China

Experts’ roundtable on the reform of Copyright Law in Beijing

Building on the outcome of the study visits conducted earlier in May (see relevant summary report for additional information), IP Key and the Legislative Affairs Commission at the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (LAC) held a follow up experts’ roundtable at the Conference Cen

Archived
16 Oct 2014
Beijing, China

Copyright and Collective management in the digital world

IP Key conducted a training session to members of the press to inform them on new trends and challenges in developing and enforcing the copyright law in todays digital world where technology is often moving much faster than the law.

Archived
24 - 26 Sep 2014
Shenyang and Harbin, China

Roving Seminars on European Community Trademark

IP Key and SAIC organised two full day seminars on the Community Trademarks system y in cooperation with Liaoning and Heilongjiang AIC, addressed to Chinese business community, public officers and trademark attorneys.

Archived
22 Sep 2014
Beijing, China

EU-China Workshop on Trademark Best Practice

IP Key recently organized a “Trademark Best Practice Seminar” in cooperation with SAIC. The meeting took place at SAIC’s Guesthouse facilities in Beijing.

Archived
22 - 29 Apr 2014
Haikou, Changsha and Chengdu, China

Roving Seminars on the Registered Community Design

IP Key and SIPO jointly organised a series of three seminars in China on the Registered Community Design (RCD), held in Haikou (Hainan), Changsha (Hunan), and Chengdu (Sichuan) in April 2014.

Archived
27 Jan 2014
Beijing, China

Roundtable on the Draft Implementing Regulations to the Trademark Law

IP Key held the Inter-EU Industry Association Roundtable for Finalising Comments on the Draft Implementing Regulations to the Chinese Trademark Law on January 27, 2014, at the Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia (EU Delegation) in Beijing, China.

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16 Jan 2014
Beijing, China

Official Launch The new EU-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property goes live

Ms Carmen Cano, Deputy Head of the European Delegation to China, Mr Zhang Xiangchen, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, and Mr António Campinos, President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), today launched the New EU-China Coope

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11 Dec 2013
Beijing

Patent Offices’ Utility Models Seminar in Beijing

Dan Prud’homme of the IP Key Team moderated a panel discussion on the "The Future of the Utility Model System" at an all-day seminar on utility model patents on December 11, 2013.

Archived