IP Key China cooperated with CAASA (China Anti-infringement and Anti-counterfeiting Innovation Strategic Alliance) in the organisation of the 2018 EU-China Conference on IPR Protection Online and Innovation, which took place at Xiamen International Conference Centre (Fujian province) between 3-5 November 2018.
The themes of the conference were “IP Right Protection Online & Innovation”, with emphasis on the protection of IP Rights in the online environment, promotion of collaboration between Chinese and European IP Right owners and intermediaries in the development of international best practices.
Throughout plenary opening ceremony, exhibitions and technical sessions, the event featured extensive discussions on: China’s E-commerce Law Reform; Industry perspectives on IPR Protection Online; Prevention of Counterfeiting Through Cooperation Tools; Proactive Measures by Platforms; Use of Blockchain, AI, big data in IP Right Protection Online; Protection of Trade Secrets; EU-China SMEs’ Exchange, and more.
Around 50 speakers from Europe and China worked in 9 different thematic forums, while approximately 400 participants - including government departments, international organisations, IP Right owners, service providers, domestic and foreign academic and industry representatives - attended this event.
On the margins of the conference, IP Key China, Xiamen Intermediate People’s Court, Xiamen University Intellectual Property Institute and CAASA co-hosted an “IP Café” on 6th November, to discuss key issues in the protection of IPRs online.