April 2017 Newsletter

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

Welcome to the IP Key e-newsletter. It’s an important year for IP Key as we celebrate our fourth year supporting the EU-China IP cooperation.  Originally planned for a duration of 3 years, IP Key was extended by an extra year with the current iteration coming to an end in June. During these 4 years we have conducted over 250 activities and engaged with more than 6,000 individuals working for EU and Chinese IP related government agencies, judiciary and practitioners, as well as from industry and academia.  To mark the occasion, IP Key will be holding a celebration reception in Beijing on Friday 21st April in the margins of the 20th IP Working Group meeting, with key note speeches by representatives from the European Commission and MofCOM on the EU-China IP cooperation and the plans for the follow up project ‘IP Key China’. There are still a limited number of places available on a first come first serve basis, if you would like to attend, please email to register your interest, by Wednesday 19th April.

As part of its implementation, IP Key has been providing support to the outcomes and decisions adopted in the EU-China IP Dialogue and Working Group meetings.  This includes judicial cooperation, where IP Key just completed a two-week judges training course in Europe; academia cooperation, with the agreement on the terms of the Academia Network and IP Key is now working on creating an online portal to consolidate the services; IP infringement in e-commerce where IP Key is organising two follow up round-tables on the 21st April for governmental officials and industry.

For more details on the activities and the IP environment in China please visit the IP Key website, browse through the extensive database of EU and Chinese laws as well as a repository of documents including all presentations and reports conducted in the last four years and more!

IP Key thanks you for your support and looks forward to continuing cooperating with you in the future.
 For more information on upcoming activities and information on IP Key's next stage,  please visit our website.

The IP Key Team
Upcoming Activities
 21 April
  EU China Round table on Online Counterfeiting 
10-17 May
Brussels, Paris
  Study Visit to the EU with the Legislative Affairs Commission on the e-commerce
Past Activities 
  IP judicial training with the Supreme People's Court in the EU

Mar 18 - 31 | France
Plant Varieties 
  Seminar on Feasibility of China's Accession to UPOV '91.  Jointly organised by IP key, MoA and SFA 

Apr 13 | Beijing 
  EU- China Customs Cooperation on IPR Enforcement- KA1 Joint Group Risk Management Experts

Mar 20-21 | Italy 
For more information about past events, go to

 EU IP Law


 China IP Law


  IP Info Centre


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