10 years of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism Timeline

2015

Sep

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.  

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2015

30Jun

10th EU-China annual IP Dialogue took place in Brussels, increasing the level of participation to Vice Minister level

2015

29Jun

MOU signed between the EU-China on the course of the EU-China IP cooperation for the next 10 years

View IP Key Site / View EU Commission Press release

2015

29Jun

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  

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2015

10May

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.

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2014

31Aug

Decision by the NPC Standing Committee on Establishing Specialised IP Courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou  

2014

16May

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.

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2014

Mar

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

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2013

21Nov

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

2013

30Aug

Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China was issued and to come into affect on May 1st 2014 

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2013

01Jul

Launch of IP Key in China (New China-EU IPR Cooperation Project)

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2013

Jan

Music Copyright Society of China and China Audio Video copyright association record 100, 000,000 RMB revenue

2012

01Nov

10 plus 10 project EU-China geographical indications. 

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2012

03Sep

Bilateral agreement between EPO & SIPO on the electronic exchange of priority documents (PDC agreement), came into force

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2011

15Jul

Closing ceremony of the EU-China IPR2 cooperation project at the EU Delegation to China in Beijing. 

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