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China joins the EU Designview IP database

As of 14 September 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have made their industrial design data available to the Designview tool, a searchable database for IP users set up by the EU's IP office OHIM (Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market). [...]

IP Key Meets 15 Chinese Agencies for YAP3

On the 24th of August, IP Key met with 15 key Chinese agencies dealing with IP issues to discuss the Yearly Action Action Plan for 2016 (YAP3).  In the meeting Benoit Missone gave an update of the activities carried out  between IP Key and  Chinese agencies and Chinese agencies had the opportunity to comment and give suggestions for future activties. The YAP process started in July when an email was sent to EU stakeholders to solicit feedback.  YAP3 will be carried out over six months as IP Key will wrap up in June 2016 after three  successful years of cooperation. [...]

10 Year Anniversary of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism

The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, (MOFCOM), and DG Trade of the European Commission, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism with a high-level event in Brussels on the 29th of June.  [...]

March e-newsletter available to download

The March 2015 e-newsletter is now available to download. The newsletter gives you an update on the past activities conducted by IP Key and it's partners as well as a listing of upcoming events in your sector. To download the march e-newsletter click here To subscribe to future e-newsletter click here [...]

Endorsement of IP Key’s Yearly Action Plan 2015

IP Key’s Yearly Action Plan (YAP) for 2015 was endorsed by its respective management boards in February. The YAP 2015 was drafted in close consultation with a total of 15 Chinese agencies and ministries under the coordination of MOFCOM. It contains an ambitious programme which constitutes the working basis of the New EU-China IP Cooperation. The activities, as listed and described below, will be implemented in cooperation with the relevant Chinese counterparts as highlighted. [...]

January e-newsletter available to download

The January 2015 e-newsletter is now available to download.  The newsletter gives you an update on the past activities conducted by IP Key and it's partners as well as a listing of upcoming events in your sector. To download the January e-newsletter click here To subscribe to future e-newsletter click here [...]

Latest Report Published by IP Key

IP Key is pleased to announce the publication of its latest report - Creating a "model" utility model patent system: A comparative analysis of the utlity model patent systems in Europe and China. The report is based on activities conducted in partnership with China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and the support of representatives of the patent offices in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany and Italy. [...]

The Opening Ceremony of EU-China Training on Criminal Enforcement

EU-China Training on Criminal Enforcement was held in the Puku campus of Jiangsu Police Institute  on November 27th, 2014. Mr. Cao Yingping, DDG of Economic Crime Investigation Division- MPS, Mr. Benoit Lory, Minister Counsellor of the Trade Section -EUDEL and Mr. Wu Yuezhang, the president of Jiangsu Police Institute gave opening key note speeches. The opening ceremony was moderated by Mr. Zhang Peng, Deputy Director of Economic Crime Investigation Division- MPS. Mr. [...]