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OHIM is now the European Union Intellectual Property Office

OHIM is now known as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Community trade mark is now called the European Union trade mark. With this amendment there are also revisions of  the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. The Office’s online application forms and fee calculator have been automatically updated to reflect the new system. [...]

Endorsement of IP Key's Yearly Action Plan 2016

The Third Yearly Action Plan (YAP3) of IP Key for 2016 has been endorsed on 19 January 2016 after close consultation with all project stakeholders, including 15 Chinese agencies and ministries under the coordination of MOFCOM. The project’s third action plan is ambitious and, as in the past, continues to cover all areas of IP. Areas of intervention include trademarks and unfair competition; patents and innovation policies; designs; copyrights and related rights; trade secrets; geographical indications; and enforcement among others. [...]

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. [...]