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Landmark agreement will protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

Today, the EU and China concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation. This landmark agreement is expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and demand for high-quality products on both sides. [...]

IP Key China at the 10th China Intellectual Property Annual Conference

The 10th China Intellectual Property Annual Conference (CIPAC) takes place on 2-3 September in Hangzhou. Directed by the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) and organised by the Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH), CIPAC is the largest and most influential IP conference in China.  IP Key China Project Leader, Benoit MISONNE delivers his intervention at the session of “Intellectual Property Empowers Regional Economic Integration” on the importance of regional and international IP cooperation to ensure sustainable competitiveness. [...]

2019 Annual Appreciation Dinner held in Beijing

Wednesday, 23 January, IP Key China held its 2019 Annual Appreciation Dinner at the TRB Copper to gather EU and Chinese stakeholders. During Dinner, Ulrich Weigl, Head of Trade Section to the Delegation of the European Union to China, and Jiang Chenghua, Deputy Director General of the Department of Treaty and Law of the PRC Ministry of Commerce, gave a speech to celebrate the past cooperation and mark the beginning of a new year. Mr. Weigl announced that the IP Key China 2019 Annual Work Plan was approved and thanked all partners for their contributions and support. [...]

IP Café at South China University of Technology

IP Key China partnered with the Law School of South China University of Technology to hold an IP Café, part of a series of events from IP Key China, entitled IPR PROTECTION FOR THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY. EU copyright experts and academics from the Law School had a lively discussion on the complex issue. Presentations from both sides looked at circumvention of copyright laws, music in games, broadcasting issues and authorship versus ownership rights. [...]

Judicial mission in the EU with the SPC

From 25 November to 4 December 2018, IP Key China travelled with a DDG delegation from China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanjing IP Courts, for judicial exchanges in Brussels, Luxembourg and Munich. [...]

EUCIPAN’s Third EU-China IP Academic Forum successfully held in Shanghai

22 November marked a new stage in the development of the EU-China IP Academic Network (EUCIPAN), an initiative of IP Key China to support exchange between EU and Chinese universities specialising in intellectual property. The Third EU-China IP Academic Forum, hosted by Fudan University Law School, brought together over a hundred professors, researchers and students to join the discussions and shape the future of IP research cooperation. [...]