10 March 2011, Beijing
The 7th meeting of the EU-China IP Working Group was held in support of the EU-China IP Dialogue, focusing on criminal enforcement of intellectual property. The EU-China IP Dialogue, a structured political exchange between the European Union and China on IP, is reinforced by regular IP Working Group meetings, which enables industry and other right holders to participate in bilateral IP discussions. EU and China exchanged views on the latest developments in IPR policy and more specifically on criminal enforcement issues, IPR-related anti-unfair competition issues, trade secrets protection and the practice of infringement lawsuits, as well as technical co-operation under IPR2.
As part of its implementation, IPR2 supports the preparation of EU-China IP Dialogue and Working Group meetings. The EU-China IP Dialogue is a structured political exchange between the European Union and China on IP and is reinforced by regular IP Working Group meetings, which brings together officials from a range of agencies and ministries in the area of IP protection, EU experts and representatives of industry. The EU-China Working Group was created in July 2004, endorsed at the EU-China Summit in 2005 and held its first meeting on 18 October 2005 in Beijing. Read more. The 7th meeting of the EU-China IP Working Group, held on 24 June 2010, in support of the IP Dialogue, focused on patents including enforcement. Read 2010 EU-China Working Group results. It was agreed that the next Working Group meeting would be in November 2011.
The 6th EU-China IP Dialogue 2010 took place from 8-9 April 2010 in Beijing and was co-chaired by the European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China. It continued the EU and China’s relationship on IP-related issues giving both sides the opportunity to exchange their views on developments with Europe and China’s respective IPR policy, update on progress made and consider the way forward on key action areas such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, geographical indications, innovation and standardisation, plant variety protection and indigenous-innovation products. It was agreed that the next session of the EU-China IP Dialogue will take place in Brussels in July 2011.
European Commission’s DG Trade IPR in China.
For more information on IPR2’s support to the EU-China Dialogues, contact Mr Carlo Pandolfi
For general information on IPR2, contact Ms Tamryn Barker
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