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Women in Intellectual Property: Celebrating their Innovation and Creativity

Women have played a significant role in the field of intellectual property. However, the number of women innovators protecting their creations is still considerably smaller than that of men. According to a new study released by the European Patent Office (EPO), fewer than 1 in 7 inventors in Europe are women. [...]


For generations, women have shaped our world with their ingenuity and creativity. Women everywhere are driving scientific breakthroughs, setting new creative trends, building businesses, and transforming our world. In 2023, we celebrate the “can do” attitude of women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs around the world and their ground-breaking work. Women in all regions are shaping the world through their imagination, ingenuity, and hard work, but often face significant challenges in accessing the knowledge, skills, resources and support they need to thrive. [...]

The EU continues support to IP cooperation in China through IP Key project

The IP Key China Stakeholders Meeting was held on 19 April 2023. The event brought together over 80 online and onsite participants from EU institutions, Chinese government authorities, representatives from EU Member States, academics from EU and Chinese IP faculties as well as a diverse range of industries.  [...]

IP Key China Stakeholders’ Meeting to be held in Beijing in April

IP Key China’s upcoming Stakeholders’ Meeting will be held in Beijing, China on 19 April 2023. The meeting is set to bring together representatives from the EU Member States, the EU institutions, officials of Chinese government authorities, IP rights professionals from the EU and China, academia and a diverse range of industries. The event will provide a platform for attendees to understand the continuous EU-China IP rights technical cooperation, network and seek out potential opportunities for further cooperation. [...]

IP Key China Work Achievement: Plant Variety Rights

With IP Key China’s continuous commitment, the cooperation between the EU and China on Plant Variety Protection (PVP) has advanced in recent years. Proper protection for plant varieties in the Chinese market not only benefits the breeders, farmers, and producers but also serves end consumers and citizens. European Union breeders show an increasing interest to invest in China and are the first foreign applicants in numbers for many species. [...]

IP Key China Work Achievement: Visibility

Since 2017, IP Key China has offered qualified technical assistance to increase political and public awareness of the importance of intellectual property protection in China’s IP landscape, including through continuous communications with the public sector and academia. [...]

IP Key China Work Achievement: Online Counterfeiting and Piracy

E-commerce has been developing rapidly in recent years, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers and businesses prefer online trading due to lockdowns and social-distancing policies. But the online environment has been a more popular target for online infringers, which challenges the EU business and right holders to protect intellectual property in the Chinese online market. [...]

IP Key China Work Achievement: Patents

The Patent system intends to spur innovation by providing an exclusive right to inventors for 20 years in exchange for making their inventions known through publication. Robust and efficient protection of Patents is key to assuring that this system can be maintained, thereby benefiting right holders, researchers, and the economy as a whole. [...]