On October 17, 2020, the amended Patent Law was adopted by China’s National People’s Congress. The new Patent Law, which comes to force on 1 June 2020, brings substantial changes to China’s patent system. While some changes, such as the introduction of the patent linkage system, are mainly important for the SMEs engaged in the pharmaceutical industry, others, such as the open license system or acceptance of partial designs, are of interest to all enterprises.
- intellectual property | patent
- Wednesday 27 January 2021, 15:00 - 16:00 (CET)
- Live streaming available
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Zoom webinar platform
Date： 27 January 2021
Time: 15:00 -16:00 (Beijing Time)
During this webinar, China IPR SME Helpdesk IP Business Advisor Mr. Matias Zubimendi will provide an overview of the new Patent Law, focusing on the key amendments it brings and their importance to EU SMEs, especially to tech-intensive SMEs, in terms of application and patent infringement. The IP Business Advisor explains what enterprises need to know before the new law comes to force, providing expert tips and watch-outs for a comprehensive patent strategy. The webinar will end with a Q&A session where attendees can raise their questions and interact with the speaker.
15:00 - 15:05 Opening remarks from EUCCC Shenyang and Nanjing
15:05 – 15:10 Introduction to the services of the China IPR SME Helpdesk by Ms. Jennifer Cao
15:10 – 15:50 Presentation on New Patent Law – Overview of Changes for the SMEs by Mr. Matias Zubimendi
15:50 – 16:00 Q&A Session
Mr. Matias Zubimendi, the 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 has a strong background in both business development and intellectual property rights protection, having previously 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. Previously, he has 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 has given lectures at various conferences including the Ibero-American Conference on Chinese Studies and published several articles including The legal protection of intangibles in the video games industry. As a Professor Assistant, he has also given lectures on Commercial Law and Procedural law, while focusing on Copyright and AI in his research. Mr. Zubimendi is a native Spanish speaker fluent in English.