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EU-China Intellectual Property (IP) Working Group 2021

It is foreseen that during the week of 31 May - 4 June, the Commission (DG TRADE) will meet with representatives of the Chinese authorities for the regular meeting of the EU-China Intellectual Property (IP) Working Group. The meetings will take place online. 
You are therefore invited to bring to our attention any issue, information or problems, related to IPR in China that you wish us to raise particularly during the meetings with the Chinese authorities. The meetings will be based on the 4 priorities set by the EU-China IPR Dialogue:
Priority Area 1: Legislative projects in the areas of copyright and patents, including the Beijing Treaty ratification, the unitary patent system, standard-essential patents, the pending amendment to China's law on protection of plant varieties, laws and guidelines providing for clinical trial data protection and patent term extension
Priority Area 2: Bad-faith registration of trademarks, patents, and designs, and protection of well-known trademarks
Priority Area 3: Enforcement activities and developments, particularly online counterfeiting and piracy, and standards on verification of the source of counterfeiting goods
Priority Area 4: Trade secrets protection
Please let us know any relevant issues you would like to bring to our attention for the preparation of the Working Group. Please be so kind to send us your eventual input by Monday 17 May by the latest to
There is no need to re-sent the information already provide during the “Public consultation on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries” undertaken in 2020”. The information already submitted will be duly taken into account.


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