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IP Protection during COVID-19 Outbreak

IP Protection during COVID-19 Outbreak


Event Details:

Event Type: Webinar

Date:          16th of June 2020

Time:          15:00 – 16:00 (Beijing time)

Venue         Zoom Webinar Platform

Language:   English


Event Description:

While the coronavirus outbreak has caused a lot of uncertainty in the economy, one thing is certain, IP protection continues to be one of the most important aspects when doing business in China. But what impact has Covid-19 had on IP protection in China? What IP-related issues SMEs should pay more attention to during this time of pandemic?

In this webinar, China IPR SME Helpdesk IP Business Advisor Mr. Matias Zubimendi will focus on Covid-19 and its impact to IP protection in China. Mr. Zubimendi will start by providing an overview of the policies taken by the Chinese Government on IPR issues during the pandemic, including the measures taken by the CNIPA, focusing on the fast-track procedures for patents and trademarks, the time limits and the technical assistance available to SMEs

The second part of Mr. Zubimendi’ s  presentation will focus on the more practical aspects of IP protection during the times of pandemic, with Mr. Zubimendi providing tips for SMEs for IP protection during and after quarantine. Topics like trade secret protection, e-commerce and the importance of investing in IP protection will be discussed.



15:00 – 15:10     Opening remarks

15:10 – 15:50     Presentation on IP Protection during Covid-19 outbreak by Mr. Matias Zubimendi

15:50 – 16:00     Q&A Session



Please register at the Finnish Business Council Beijing website HERE



Mr. Matias Zubimendi is the IP Business Advisor at China IPR SME Helpdesk, where he advises European SMEs on intellectual property rights matters. Mr. Zubimendi holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Civil and Commercial Law from Peking University as well as a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law from Austral University in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Mr. Zubimendi worked as a China Business and Legal Consultant at Terragene, where he focused on business development and as a Director of Legal Affairs at Conquer Europe. He also worked as a Patent and Trademark Attorney at Phoebus Abogados and Mazzeo & Canet, where he represented SMEs as well as Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Zubimendi was a speaker at various conferences and lectures on Commercial Law and Procedural law.


About the China IPR Helpdesk:

The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides free information, first-line advice and training to SMEs to protect and enforce their IPR in China. The Helpdesk’s services are free to European SMEs and SME intermediaries (including EU embassies) and include training events in China and Europe; online tools and materials at www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu and tailored advice from our experts by phone, Email or through the website.

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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00