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New Patent Law - Overview of Changes for the SMEs


New Patent Law - Overview of Changes for the SMEs


Event Details:

Event Type: Webinar

Date:          27th of January 2021

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

Venue         Zoom Webinar Platform

Language:   English


Event Description:

On October 17, 2020, the amended Patent Law was adopted by China’s National People’s Congress. The new Patent Law, which comes to force on 1 June 2021, brings substantial changes to China’s patent system. While some changes, such as the introduction of the patent linkage system, are mainly important for the SMEs engaged in the pharmaceutical industry, others, such as the open license system or acceptance of partial designs, are of interest to all enterprises.

European Union Chamber of Commerce Shenyang Chapter, Nanjing Chapter and China IPR SME Helpdesk jointly organize the webinar on “New Patent Law – Overview of changes for SMEs” to provide SMEs with the key provisions of the new Patent Law.

During this webinar, China IPR SME Helpdesk IP Business Advisor Mr. Matias Zubimendi will provide an overview of the new Patent Law, focusing on the key amendments it brings and their importance to EU SMEs, especially to tech-intensive SMEs, in terms of application and patent infringement. The IP Business Advisor explains what enterprises need to know before the new law comes to force, providing expert tips and watch-outs for a comprehensive patent strategy.

The webinar concludes in a Q&A session where attendees can raise their questions and interact with the speaker.



15:00 – 15:05     Opening remarks from EUCCC Shenyang and Nanjing

15:05 – 15:10     Introduction to the service of the China IPR SME Helpdesk by Ms. Jennifer Cao

15:10 – 15:50     Presentation on new patent law – overview of changes for the SMEs by Mr. Matias Zubimendi

15:50 – 16:00     Q&A Session and closing remarks



Please register via European Union Chamber of Commerce platform 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 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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Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00