The 2023 EU-China Forum on Criminal IP Enforcement, co-organised by the Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (QBPC) and IP Key China, concluded successfully on 18-19 October.
More than 200 people including leaders and officials from the Supreme People's Court (SPC), Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), local courts, procuratorates, public security organs, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (CAEFI), relevant foreign embassies and consulates, EU IP enforcement experts and representatives from trade associations and QBPC member companies attended the event either in person or virtually.
QBPC Best Practices/Enforcement Committee Chair Peter Yang hosted the forum, CAEFI Vice Chair and QBPC Chair Michael Ding and the IP Key China Project Leader Gyta Berasnevičiūtė-Singh gave opening remarks.
The forum consisted of four panels: International Collaboration & Exchange on the IP Criminal Enforcement, New Trends and Challenges in IP Criminal Enforcement, Best Practice Exchange and Discussion on IP Criminal Enforcement and Opportunities and Challenges in IP Criminal Enforcement. The panels were moderated by Frank Liu, Chair of the QBPC Patent and Innovation Committee, Wang Yi, Vice Chair of the Best Practices/Enforcement Committee, Bai Yajun, Chair of the IPR Working Group and Elliot Papageorgiou, Vice Chair of the European Union Chamber of Commerce (EUCCC). Twenty guest speakers contributed with insightful views that were of great benefit to the participants.