March 2016 Newsletter

25 August 2016
Upcoming Activities | Past Activities
link in Chinese)see our recent EU-China Judicial Forum)IP Files Trade marks in Chinaroadmap publicationsinternational databasesEUIPOth Five-Year Plan ( sets the goal, inter alia, to increase the patent ratio to 6.3 for each 100 thousand inhabitants. It also pledges to further enhance judicial protection of intellectual property (.

In March, our selection of activities has really started to ramp up and we are also pleased to announce a few new features on our website. Most specifically, we are launching a number of to help improve your search experience in the IP Key Resource Centre.  The first three files include: 1. a consolidation of laws and regulations as well as documents on ; 2.  a list of on specific IP laws and; 3.  a listing of to support pre and post registration of trademarks and designs. Please continue to check out the site for new IP Files on patents, copyrights and enforcement among others to come.  If you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Last but not least, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market – OHIM, has now become the European Union Intellectual Property Office - EUIPO as announced in our last edition. This coincides with further adjustments to the Community Trade Mark, now the European Union Trade Mark including an overall reduction in renewal fees.  Visit the for more information. 

For more information or general input, please do not hesitate to contact us –

We look forward to keeping in touch and happy reading!
The IP Key Team

Past Activities 
  EU-China Customs IPR Cooperation 

February 24-26 | Alicante, Spain
Innovation-driven Economy & IP Judicial Protection
  EU-China Judges' Forum  

March 17-18 | Shanghai, China
For more information about past events, go to

 EU IP Law


 China IP Law


  IP Info Centre 


Back to top



European Commission (EC) The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
In Partnership with the EPO
European Patent Office (EPO)

IP Key is co-financed by the European Union and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

It is implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO). The contents of this website can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.



Join us now?
For full access to the IP databases and activities.