January 2016 Newsletter

21 January 2016
Upcoming activities | Past Activities
IP Key e-newsletter
Happy New Year to all our stakeholders and friends of IP Key. First, we are pleased to announce that our Third Yearly Action Plan was endorsed by the project’s boards. A full list of activities of mutual interest can be found on the IP Key website here.    
Secondly, as of the 23 March 2016, OHIM will be known as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), while the Community trade mark will be renamed the European Union trade mark.  The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. On 23 March 2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated to reflect the new system.  For more information on the EU trade mark Regulation please visit the OHIM website here.

Finally, please find below an update on past activities and upcoming activities in the next few months.
The IP Key team wishes you a very Happy Chinese New Year of the Monkey!

The IP Key Team

For more information or general input, please do not hesitate to contact us at
Upcoming Activities
24-26 February 
Alicante, Spain
  EU-China IPR Customs Cooperation organised by IP Key 
17-18 March 
Shanghai, China
  EU-China Judges' Forum co-organised by IP Key, the Supreme People's Court, SPC's IP Judicial Protection Research Center and the International Exchange Base (Shanghai) for Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property 
Past Activities 
  IP Cafe on Events Broadcasting Rights organised in partnership with East China University of Political Science and Law 

December 01 | Shanghai, China
  Roundtable on Copyright Protection and Development of Copyright Industries

December 02-03 | Shanghai, China
  Chinese Customs Officers Training in Europe

November 16-26 | Europe
IPR in Standardisation
  China-EU Seminar on IPR in Standardisation co-organised with Ministry of Commerce PRC

December 10| Beijing, China
Trade Marks
  IP Café on Protection of Well-known Trade Marks organised in Partnership with Peking University

December 14 | Beijing, China
  Trade Mark 'best practices' Expert Workshop with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce 

December 15-16 | Beijing, China
  Translation of key PRB cases - English translations of cases available to download

December 16 | Beijing, China
For more information about past events, go to

 EU IP Law


 China IP Law


  IP Info Centre



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