Eu-China Cooperation Programme

Eu-China Cooperation Programme

In view of China’s rapid economic development in the past twenty years and the impact of this growth on the EU-China trade and economic relationships, an 18 month-long EU-China Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Cooperation Programme has been concluded. The aim is to facilitate trade by supporting the development of a modern and effective IPR protection, which is TRIPs compliant in terms of legislation, administration and enforcement. The activities undertaken so far covered the areas of examination guidelines and practices in opposition procedures, well-known trademarks, GIs and other issues.