The China IPR SME Helpdesk is committed to providing IP-related services for European SMEs and continues to add value by maximizing the benefits that IPR strategies bring to your business objectives. In these past few months, we have worked to build greater synergies with our partners all over Europe and to reach EU SMEs in need of IP-related support. With your support and our concerted efforts, we strive to bring you updated, first line IP information for a long time to come!
This newsletter includes:
Information about our latest infographics, blog posts, podcasts and webinars
Overview of the recent EU SME Centre Annual Conference
A look back at the recent Seminar: E-commerce and Online Business Solutions
Information about the upcoming Summer School on IP
New training events in Europe, China and online
Latest IPR News
EU SME Centre Annual Conference â€œHow to Tackle a Changing Chinaâ€
In 2015 Chinaâ€™s economy grew by 6.9% which is a slowdown compared to its double digit growth in previous years. This has led to economic restructuring driven by a â€˜quality before quantityâ€™ approach to use capital and resources in a more efficient and environmentally sustainable way. Foreign-funded SMEs in China mostly operate in 1) Manufacturing 2) Retail & wholesale 3) IT services 4) Transport, post and storage and in 5) Scientific research sectors. In all of these sectors, incorporating IP protection strategy as part of the overall business objectives is essential for successful market penetration. The latter found also recognition during the Helpdesk Expert Reinout van Malensteinâ€™s presentation, delivered during the EU SME Centreâ€™s Annual Conference on 31 May 2016.
Tune in to our newly launched podcast series â€˜Get informed! Get inspired! Get involved!â€™
In May 2016, the China IPR SME Helpdesk, together with our counterpart South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk, launched a language podcast series â€˜Get informed! Get inspired! Get involved!â€™ that brings you podcasts in various European languages. The pilot podcast was in Estonian, followed by episodes in French, Spanishand Italian. Choose a language to your liking and tune in for a jargon-free IP experience by clickinghere.
On 7 June 2016, Shanghai played host to a seminar relating to online business and E-commerce, a topic highly pertinent in the context of China. The Helpdesk's services were presented by our Expert Reinout van Malenstein who highlighted the importance of IPR protection in China.
From 27 July to 5 August 2016, The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn. The students will be able to discuss Intellectual Property issues with professionals from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn.
For more information about the registration and the agenda please click here.
with our IP Experts over Live Chat! Register on our website www.ipr-hub.euand ask questions live via the new Livechat feature.
Upcoming training events
Throughout the year, the China IPR SME Helpdesk will be hosting a number of free events, trainings and webinars for European businesses in Europe and China. To find out more about these events please click on the links below:
New Infographics on Trade Fairs and on IPR in the Green Tech sector now online
Proper IP management before and during your visits to Trade Fairs is essential for successful market penetration. Key IP considerations while exploring, networking, partnering and investigating at trade fairs are now available in the new Infographic 'Trade Fairs - Tips for Better Protection of IP Rights' launched in a joint endeavor of the China and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks. Available for downloadhere.
Chinaâ€™s â€˜quality before quantityâ€™ approach - use of capital and resources in a more efficient and environmentally sustainable way - increases the volume of green technologies and subsequently, highlights the need for better protection of intellectual assets in the Green Tech sector. SME Road map to IP Protection within the Green Tech sector, complemented by several statistics, is now found in a new Infographic 'Protecting IP in the Green Tech Sector'. Available for downloadhere.
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The China IPR SME Helpdesk, a project co-funded by the European Union, supports European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.