Listen to bite-size podcasts for practical tips on protecting and expanding your business in China. Our podcasts feature expert advice on intellectual property issues and provide tips and best practices for EU SMEs.
Preparing SMEs for China
This episode was produced by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) in March 2022, and hosted by Adam Dunnett, secretary general of the EUCCC. Project Manager Helika Jurgenson was a guest together with Renzo Isler, director of the EU SME Centre and Ester Canada Amela, advocacy manager at the EU SME Centre. The speakers discuss China’s business environment for SMEs, and propose recommendations both for those that are looking to invest in China and those already operating here. Helika provided key information and considerations regarding IP protection.
Amendments to China's Patent Law
Amendments to China's Patent Law came into force on 1 June 2021. In this episode, our IP Business Advisor, Matias Zubimendi, is explaining what are the main changes of the law and what these changes mean in practical terms for European SMEs. To read more about Patent protection in China, welcome to download the China IP SME Helpdesk IP Guide HERE.
Amendments to China's Copyright Law
Amendments to China's Copyright Law came into force on 1 June 2021. In this episode, our IP Business Advisor, Matias Zubimendi, is explaining what are the main changes of the law and what these changes mean in practical terms for European SMEs. To read more about Copyright protection in China, welcome to download the China IP SME Helpdesk IP Guide HERE.
Protecting your IP rights in China - with the China IP SME Helpdesk
IP Business Advisor Matias Zubimendi was invited by China Business Cast for a long interview on IP protection for EU SMEs in China. In the podcast he shares inspiring cases about what problems foreign brands encounter when entering China market in terms of trademark registration and Chinese naming and, what the possible solutions to these problems are.Listen
IP and the Belt and Road Initiative
Ever since its announcement in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative has become one of the major strategies in the global economic governance. But what are the implications of this project for Intellectual Property? Is there an overarching framework protecting IP in the region? In this podcast, we address the main questions related to IPR in the Belt and Road Initiative and explore the latest developments on the business side of the project.Listen
Blockchain and the protection of IP
Due to its characteristics, Blockchain can be a useful tool for IP protection, as it enables a more efficient registration process and serves as evidence of registered and unregistered Intellectual Property Rights. Listen to this podcast to find out more about Blockchain and its application in the Intellectual Property domain.Listen
IP in China for the Wine and Spirits Industry
Many EU SMEs are active in the wine and spirits industry. China has a thirst for EU wines and spirits, and with a market of nearly 1.4 billion people it has great potential for European companies in this sector. This podcast will provide you with practical information on how to protect your Intellectual Property when selling your drinks in China, including trademarks, copyright and GI registration.Listen
IP protection in China for Cleantech SMEs
China is the fastest growing market for clean-tech, offering great opportunities for EU SMEs operating in this sector. However, businesses should be aware of the IP risks when exporting technology to China. This podcast provides more information on relevant IPR for clean-tech businesses and the best strategy to protect your technologies in China.Listen
Enforcement of IP in China
What are the options available after you find out that your Intellectual Property Rights have been infringed in China? This podcast provides more information about the different solutions to enforce your IP in China, their pros and cons as well as other specificities that EU SMEs should pay attention to when they plan to take action against counterfeiters.Listen
Revision of China’s Trademark Law (2019)
In November 2019, China's new Trademark law came into force bringing major improvements in the registration and enforcement of trademarks, as well as establishing higher penalties for counterfeiters. Most importantly, the new law explicitly prohibits bad-faith trademark filings, which is one of the most common threats EU SMEs are facing in China.Listen
Introduction to the China IP SME Helpdesk
From 2020 September, the China IPR SME Helpdesk will enter its new phase. This podcast introduces the Helpdesk's services and explain how we will continue to support EU SMEs with IP-related advice when it comes to business activities in China.Listen
IP protection in China for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Pharmaceutical production is a research and development (R&D) driven industry. The potential and profit of pharmaceutical companies are very dependent on the adequate protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). What can SMEs do to protect their IP when doing business in China? This podcast gives an overview of the relevant IP for the sector and addresses the main issues when deciding to export to China.Listen
IP protection in China for the OEM industry
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) designates a company that only makes a part of a product, or a subsystem, to be used in another company’s end product. China is the world’s leading manufacturer, attracting manufacturing contracts from global customers in almost every industry who want to capitalize on Chinese OEM’s core strengths- low labor costs, experienced manufacturers and skilled workers. This audio podcast is for EU SMEs in the OEM industry, covering the aspects of IPR that are most relevant to your business and how you can best protect them.Listen