China joined DesignView, there are now 35 countries sharing the designs of all official designs offices that are participating at the national, international and EU level.
10th EU-China annual IP Dialogue took place in Brussels, increasing the level of participation to Vice Minister level
The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, (MOFCOM), and DG Trade of the European Commission, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism with a high-level event in Brussels on June 29th. It was in the margins of the EU-China Summit and included the signing of a new memorandum of understanding on future cooperation in IP matters. EU and Chinese high-level representatives discussed the achievements of this dialogue mechanism and looked at how this process will develop in the next 10 years. Visit the website dedicated to the 10 year anniversary to see videos and read testimonials from those involved. 10ip.org
IP Key and Renmin University of China jointly organised the first EU-China IP Forum on the 10th May 2015, which discussed a number of key issues in the development of IP laws, policy and education.
Decision by the NPC Standing Committee on Establishing Specialised IP Courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
7th meeting of the EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCCC) signed a "New Strategic Framework Customs Cooperation on IPR for 2014-2017" focusing on trade facilitation, supply chain security and fighting counterfeit and illicit trade.
China joined TMclass, an online tool developed by OHIM for goods/services classifications used in trademark application. Applicants could eliminate the risk of irregularities for goods/services names if they use the standard specification from TMClass
EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht and China’s Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an administrative agreement to strengthen IP cooperation by jointly implementing a set of “activities of mutual interest”, establishing the New EU-China Activity-Based Cooperation on Intellectual Property
Launch of IP Key in China (New China-EU IPR Cooperation Project)
Music Copyright Society of China and China Audio Video copyright association record 100, 000,000 RMB revenue
10 plus 10 project EU-China geographical indications.
Closing ceremony of the EU-China IPR2 cooperation project at the EU Delegation to China in Beijing.