10 years of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism Timeline

2009

01Oct

PRC’s Patent Law (3rd Amendment) approved by Standing Committee of NPC came into force

View bilingual version of the law

2009

08Apr

The 5th EU-China IP Dialogue in Beijing and was co-chaired by the European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China 

2009

Mar

1st on-site IP mediation service for European and Chinese companies at European trade fairs 

2009

16Mar

Patent applications filed in China surpassed 5 million

View SIPO website

2009

Jan

EU Commissioner Kovács and Chinese Ambassador Song, sign agreements to strengthen customs cooperation on protecting Intellectual Property Rights

View European Commission website /

2008

Jul

The EU appointed OHIM  representative in its Delegation in China

View OHIM website

2008

13Jun

China’s launched the Outline of National IP Strategy providing a number of guiding principles and strategic measures to improve China’s capacity to create, utilise, protect and administer intellectual property

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View outline on SIPO website

2008

May

 The China Audio-Video Copyright Association (CAVCA) follows the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC) as the second Chinese collective management organisation in China, followed by the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS), the Images Copyright Society of China (ICSC) and the China Film Copyright Association (CFCA)

2008

May

China IPR SME Helpdesk established for European companies doing business in China

View China IPR SME Helpdesk website

2008

Jan

China’s Huawei Technologies company, ranked number one among global patent applicants , the first time for a Chinese company

View Huawei Website

2007

07Nov

IPR2 was officially launched  by EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and Assistant-Assistant Minister Wang Chao MOFCOM

2007

09Jun

China became a member to WIPO Copyright Treaty and of WIPO  Performances and Phonograms Treaty 

2006

Aug

50 service centres for IPR protection and a unified IPR hotline "12312" were opened for the public to report, complain and consult on IPR infringement

2006

26Apr

"Intellectual Property Protection in China" (www.ipr.gov.cn), China’s official website for IP protection, was launched

2006

Apr

The EU appointed it's first IP Officer at the European Delegation in China

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