December 2016 Newsletter

28 June 2017
Upcoming activities | Past Activities
IP Key e-newsletter

As we approach the end of the year and move forward to the year of the Rooster, the IP Key Team would like to thank you for your continued cooperation, support and interest! Like earlier years, 2016 has been rich in content, expanding the number, but also the scope of activities and resources made available on the IP Key website.

We have also intensified the efforts to develop two areas which are particularly central in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the EU and China in 2015, namely to strengthen academic and judicial cooperation, as highlighted during the 19th EU-China IP Working Group, These enrich the portfolio of long term IP cooperation initiatives between the EU and China and will continue to be important in the future. An overview of other recent activities and forthcoming activities is provided below, adding to the exhaustive archive of past activities which you can access on

More than ever, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is key to the economy in terms of GDP, employment, wages and trade. This was substantiated in the second edition of “Intellectual property rights intensive industries and economic performance in the European Union” published jointly by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. The report, which highlights that more than 42% of total economic activity (some €5.7 trillion annually) and approximately 38% of all employment in the EU is generated by IPR-intensive industries, were presented. The results of this report where presented during a recent Inter-Ministerial visit to the EU led by MOFCOM – setting grounds for further exchanges of methodology on future such reports. This and earlier editions can be found on the EUIPO website.  

In the meantime, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2017!
The IP Key Team
Upcoming Activities
12-21 Dec
Spain, France, Sweden
  Peer to peer Exchanges in the EU with the Ministry of Public Security on IP Criminal Enforcement
18-31 Mar
  IP judicial training with the Supreme People's Court in the EU
Past Activities 
  Peer to peer Exchanges between Chinese and EU Prosecutors on IP Criminal Enforcement

Oct 24-28 | China
  EU-China IP Forum in partnership with Queen Mary University and IP Key 

Nov 8 | London, UK
  Chinese delegation led by MOFCOM to EU for IPR exchange
Nov 8-16| London, Brussels, Alicante
  EU-China Innovation Policies Roundtable

Dec 9| Xiamen, China
  EU-China Academia Cooperation Workshop

Nov 7 | London, UK
  Roving Seminars in China on the RCD and European Patent systems

Nov 4-9 | Beijing, Chongqing, Zhongshan
Anti-Unfair Competition Law
  Experts' Roundtables on the reform of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law

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

 EU IP Law


 China IP Law


  IP Info Centre



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