UK’s IP Minister encourages British-Chinese IP collaboration

Veröffentlicht am: 23. September, 2016

Some days ago the british Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property led a successful IP delegation in China. Aim of the visit was to reinforce the strength of UK’s collaboration with China on IP as well as to highlight the important role it plays in supporting innovation and creativity in both countries.

During the trip, which took the delegation in five of China’s biggest cities, Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe could witness some landmark agreements and new initiatives like

  • an agreement on IP protection between internet giant Tencent, the China Britain Business Council and British Businesses
  • the launch of a new UK-China Film and TV toolkit, designed to provide guidance for the rapidly growing cross border collaborations
  • the launch of a factsheet to support Chinese companies with overseas IP protection and technology commercialisation, created in conjunction with CIPA and ITMA
  • the co-hosting of both the 3rd UK-China IP Symposium and the UK-China Trade Mark Summit focussing on the relationship between brands, Intellectual Property and economic growth

Baroness Neville-Rolfe held meetings with a wide range of Chinese companies including Tencent, Huawei, Alibaba, and Lenovo to discuss the increasing importance of IP and brand protection, as well as British businesses operating in China who have received support through the UK IPO Attaché network including BP, the Scotch Whiskey Association and Whittards of Chelsea.

Who else was part of the delegation?

china-great-britain-chinese-british-flag-UK-GroßbritannienThe Minister’s delegation included representatives from the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), British businesses and also the Presiding Judge of the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Richard Hacon (for the fifth annual UK-China IP judicial exchange), strengthening a wider focus on rule of law and enforcement.

Judge Hacon met senior judges at the Supreme People’s Court and specialist IP courts in Guangzhou and Beijing, and discussed priority topics such as bad-faith trademarks, copyright licensing and evidence disclosure.

The Minister’s Statement

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, said:

It is very encouraging to see the momentous strides China is taking in the field of intellectual property. I am pleased that the UK is playing a vital advisory role and the UK’s IP regime is one that other nations wish to emulate.

The IPO-SIPO relationship has gone from strength-to-strength. The engagement throughout the visit has been excellent, demonstrating the strength of our relationship with China. IP cooperation is a central part of the UK-China bilateral relationship, underpinning our mutual passion for innovation and creativity.

 

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Sources: IPO.uk | fotolia.de

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