Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on reinforcing the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism
The Memorandum of Understanding on reinforcing the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism was signed (with Ms. Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, and Mr. GAO Hucheng, Minister of Commerce of China) on the sidelines of the EU-China Summit, on 29 June 2015 in Brussels.
Its main objective is the improvement of the IP environment as one of the key conditions to promote creativity, innovation and investment, and the deepening of mutual understanding and public awareness of IP issues in the EU and China. It further includes the mutual commitment to developing joint initiatives aiming at supporting the protection and enforcement of IP rights, including trade secrets, and the fight against online counterfeiting and piracy.
The Memorandom of Understanding can be downloaded here.
The 10th anniversary of the EU-China IP dialogue mechanism was celebrated in Brussels on the same day.
Video link to the signing ceremony: http://tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu/event/eu-china-summit-2015/signing-ceremony88
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