May 2016 Newsletter

25 August 2016
Upcoming activities | Past Activities
IP Key e-newsletter
Welcome to this month’s edition of the IP Key e-newsletter.

IP Key has a whole range of activities upcoming in June, in particular Trade Mark Strategy for Chinese Companies Investing Overseas.  The conferences will be held in 5 Chinese cities, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Wuhan between the 1 and 8 June.  Speakers will discuss the importance of IP strategy when doing business abroad and introduce TMview and TMclass as useful tools to support the pre and post trade mark registration process. Please visit the website to find out more and register or email indicating which city you would like to join.

This is just one of many activities in the coming months. Simply scroll down to check out the breadth and range of subjects being covered.  If you are interested in any, please do not hesitate to contact IP Key at
In March, IP Key announced the launch of IP Files to help improve your search experience of the IP Key Resource Centre. Along with Trade marks in China; a list of roadmap publications on specific IP laws and a listing of international databases,  IP Key has added Patent Law in China  in both English and Chinese. The Resource Centre now contains over 3,600 documents that can support your research and understanding of Chinese and EU IP law.  If you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve this section, please contact us at, we welcome your feedback.
The IP Key Team
Upcoming Activities
Plant Varieties
31 May
Beijing, China
  Stakeholder roundtable on feasibility of China's accession to UPOV '91
IPR Online
2 June
Beijing, China
  Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights Online: Discussing Business Solutions between China and Europe -Seminar and break-out sessions
Trade Marks
1-8 June
  Trade Mark IP Strategy Conference organised by IP Key 
23-24 June
Beijing, China
  China-EU Experts' Roundtable on "bad faith" Trade Mark registrations and protection of geographical indications with SAIC
20-21 June
Beijing, China
  EU-China Academia Workshop
20-29 June
Beijing, China
  SPC Study Visit on Court Organisation, Management and Efficiency
Past Activities 
Patent and Unfair Competition Laws
  Peer to Peer exchanges and study visit with the LAC on the reform of Patent and Unfair Competition Laws

March 09-18 | Sweden, Finland, Belgium
  Customs Enforcement of IP in E-commerce

May 20 | Guangzhou, China
  EU-China Customs Cooperation on IPR Enforcement - 4th Working Group Meeting  

May 24-26 | Ningbo, China
  IP Awards and Ceremony organised by the European Chamber of Commerce

March 30 | Beijing, China
For more information about past events, go to

 EU IP Law


 China IP Law


  IP Info Centre


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