China IP Day III : “Innovation and Governance of Intellectual Property in China ”

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Date(s) - 17/12/2014
8.45 - 14.30

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The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture warmly welcome you to participate in the Academy of Finland Research Project “Legal Transplant For Innovation and Creativity – A Sino-Finnish Comparative Study on the Governance of Intellectual Property Rights” (TranSIP) China IP Day in Beijing:

China IP Day III (Beijing)

“Innovation and Governance of Intellectual Property in China ”

Time:                   Thursday 17 December 2014, 9.00-14.30

Venue:                 Finnish Ambassador’s Residence, Beijing (please see the map below)

Moderators:      Prof. Nari Lee (Hanken School of Economics) and Prof. Niklas Bruun   (Director IPR University Center)



Provisional Program

8.45 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.30 Welcoming Address

Ambassador of Finland
Niklas Bruun (IPR University Center, Finland)

9.30 – 11.00 Topic 1. IP Law Reform and Innovation Strategy in China

Chair: Prof. Niklas Bruun (IPR University Center, Finland)

Speakers (15 minutes each)

Weiguang Wu (Tsinghua University)
The Features of Chinese IP Law

Yuying Guan (CASS)
Overview of IP Law Reform

Peter K. Yu (Drake Law School, US)
The Forces or Drivers of IP Law Reform

Dan Prud’homme (IP Key Project of OHIM and the EPO)
EU IP Strategy and China (TBC)

Panel Discussion: all the speakers of Topic 1, and Bruun (15-20 minutes)
Speakers in this Panel will first briefly introduce recent IP law reforms initiatives and explores various drivers for IP law reforms in China. The panel will then be asked to discuss on how on- going IP law reforms and national strategy implementation impacts innovation and competitiveness of businesses in China.

11.00 -11.15 Break

11.15- 12.45 Panel 2: Enforcement of IP Through Court: Specialized IP Court

Chair: Prof. Nari Lee (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)

Speakers (15 minutes each)

Mingde Li (CASS)
Enforcement of IP and the Rationale for a Specialized IP Court in China

Judge Ying Jiang  (Intellectual Property Court, Beijing)
Jurisdictions and Function of Specialized IP Courts

Ms. Xi Chen (SIPO, TBC)
IP Specialized Court from the Eye of Examiner

Ms. Jing Xu (Partner, King & Wood, Mallesons)
The Impact of IP Specialized Courts on IP Practices and Business

Panel Discussion: all the speakers in Topic 2, IP Policy Officer Benoit Lory (EU Delegation in Beijing)  (15-30 minutes)
Speakers in this panel will discuss IPR enforcement issues in China, focusing on enforcement through courts, and explore how would a new specialized IP court affects litigation and enforcement strategy of IPR for business in China, in comparison to Europe and US.

12.45-13.00 “Why IPR in China is a hot topic with global impact?”

Investor perspective, Mikko Puhakka, Lion Partners

13.00-14.30 Networking Lunch


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