30 years of EPO - SIPO cooperation: The European Chamber participates Go back »

2015-10-14 | All chapters

The European Chamber participated in and co-sponsored the International Symposium to mark the 30th Anniversary of EPO (European Patent Office) - SIPO (State Intellectual Property Office) Cooperation that took place on 9th October 2015 in Lyon. The EPO and SIPO looked back at the last 30 years of joint protects and achievements and EPO President Benoit Battistelli and SIPO Commissioner Shen Changyu, who both attended (see pictures) confirmed the strong links between the respective organizations and the European and Chinese patent systems.

They confirmed their commitment to continuing future cooperation, as the Chinese patent system was advancing towards the 4th material amendment since its inception, and as both China and the EU were continuing on their respective paths of innovation. Elliot Papageorgiou, Chair to the European Chamber’s IPR Working Group gave a presentation on the state of affairs of patent enforcement in China. Furthermore, several Chamber Member companies including Michelin were present, along with European, Chinese and International IP Experts and renowned Patent Practitioners who provided a perspective on and shared their experience with the results of the EPO-SIPO cooperation from a private sector / commercial perspective.