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Event | Overview of the Revised Patent Law and Copyright Law

The EU SME Centre, the China IP SME Helpdesk, along with the European Chamber and the Swedish Chamber, are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Working Group Meeting on the revised Copyright Law and Patent Law on 18th June.

On 1 June 2021, the new Patent and Copyright laws entered into force. Both laws brought along some sunbstantial changes such as the creation of the patent linkage system, the introcution of the open license system and the extension of copyrightable works. For enterprises doing business in China or internationalising to China, it is important to comprehend the recent changes, to successfully protect their inventions and creative content.       

The EUCCC IPR, Legal and SME Working Groups in collaboration with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, China IP SME Helpdesk and the EU SME Centre organise the Working Group Meeting to discuss the recent changes. During the Working Group meeting, Mr. Xiaofan Chen from AWA Asia Limited will discuss the main changes introduced in the Patent Law and Mr. Matias Zubimendi, the IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk will discuss the changes in the Copyright Law. The Working Group Meeting will end with a Q&A session where attendees can raise their questions and interact with the speakers.

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Overview of the Revised Patent Law and Copyright Law
Overview of the Revised Patent Law and Copyright Law

Event Details:

Event Type    Online & on site event

Venue            European Chamber Office Beijing | Zoom

Date              18 June 2021

Time              15:00 -16:30 (Beijing Time)

Language      English



15:00 - 15:05       Welcoming remarks by Songxi Guo, Vice Chair of IPR Working Group  

15:05 - 15:10       Introduction of China IPR SME Helpdesk services by Ms Helika Jurgenson

15:10 - 15:40       Presentation on the new Patent Law by Mr. Xiaofan Chen

15:40- 16:10        Presentation on the new Copyright Law by Mr. Matias Zubimendi

16:10- 16:30        Q&A Session and closing remarks



Mr. Xiaofan Chen

Partner, Patent Attorney at AWA Asia Limited

Xiaofan frequently provides clients with opinions on patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate analysis matters. He also advises on agreements for transferring or licensing patents, non-disclosure agreements/ trade secret issues and commercial aspects of patent rights. Xiaofan's experience and track record in contentious work brings a valuable dimension to the non-contentious patent prosecution and advisory work he undertakes for clients.

His technical fields include mechanical engineering and manufacturing, laser imaging and printing/ packaging technology, computer science, internet technology, e-commerce, and business methods. In addition to having extensive experience in filing applications and securing patents on behalf of international clients before the State Intellectual Property Office (the Chinese Patent Office), Xiaofan is experienced in assisting domestic applicants in securing their patent rights before major patent offices in other jurisdictions.

Mr. Matias Zubimendi

IP Business Advisor at China IPR SME Helpdesk

Mr. Matias Zubimendi is the IP Business Advisor at China IPR SME Helpdesk, where he advises European SMEs on intellectual property rights matters. Mr. Zubimendi holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University as well as a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from Austral University in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Mr. Zubimendi worked as a China Business and Legal Consultant at Terragene, where he focused on business development and as a Director of Legal Affairs at Conquer Europe. He also worked as a Patent and Trademark Attorney at Phoebus Abogados and Mazzeo & Canet, where he represented SMEs as well as Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Zubimendi was speaker at various conferences and lectures on Commercial Law and Procedural law.

Mr. Songxi Guo

Senior Patent Counsel at BAYER

Experienced Patent Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the life science industry both externally and inhouse. Skilled in Patent Law, Biotechnology, Licensing, Intellectual Property, Patent Prosecution/defense, enforcement.