IP Workshop| Design Protection in China, June 29th & July 6th

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) and its Intellectual Property Working Group (IPWG) with the China IP SME Helpdesk are glad to invite you to join our IP Workshop “Design Protection in China”.

The workshop is organized in two online sessions on June 29th and July 6th, 3:30-5:00 pm (Beijing Time).


Design protection is often overlooked by European companies doing business in China, despite being a very useful IP right as it protects the appearance of products and allows enterprises to act against copycats offering lower-quality products by copying the design elements. Design protection is thus essential not only for the creative industry but also for manufacturers developing unique design solutions. Under the current regulatory framework, design protection primarily falls under the scope of design patent. However, there are also other available design protection measures.

During the two workshop sessions, IP experts will train companies and individuals on design patent registration and enforcement and design protection through copyright and anti-unfair competition remedies.

Program Details

Session I (June 29th): Design Patent: How to Register Design Patent and Enforcement
Session II (July 6th): Design Copyright, and Anti-unfair Competition Remedies

About the First Session (June 29th)

Design Patent: How to Register Design Patent and Enforcement

During the first session, our speakers will train companies on how to register a design patent (national and international routes, requirements, registration procedures, list of documents necessary for completing the registration, costs, protection term, and invalidation) and the differences between the EU’s and China’s design registration systems. They will also provide a practical overview of the design patent enforcement, focusing on evidence collection, raids and investigations, and different enforcement avenues with estimated costs involved and remedies available.


3:30- 3:40 pm Keynote Speech- Raffaello Girotto, Legal Attaché, Embassy of Italy to the P.R.C.

3:40- 4:10 pm Design Patent Registration - Lisa Lu, IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk

4:10- 4:40 pm Design Patent Enforcement - Wang Di, Patent Attorney & Attorney-at-Law at Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC

4:40- 5:00 pm Q&A Session

Moderator: Guilherme Campos, CICC IPWG Vice Coordinator & International Business Manager at Dezan Shira Associates Limited (Shenzhen)

About the Second Session (July 6th)

Design Copyright, and Anti-unfair Competition Remedies

What can companies do if their design is not novel, or design patent protection/enforcement is not feasible? In some cases, innovative design solutions could be protected with copyright. Our experts will provide a practical overview of design copyright protection and enforcement, focusing on design copyright registration, evidence collection, enforcement actions, and available remedies. They will also discuss the remedies available under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law by sharing case studies in relevant industries. The expert will explain the challenges involved and provide tips for design enforcement. 


3:30- 3:40 pm Keynote Speech - Representative from CAASA

3:40- 4:10 pm Design Copyright - Lisa Lu, IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk

4:10- 4:40 pm Anti-unfair Competition Remedies - Filippo Sticconi, Senior Associate, GWA Greatway Advisory

4:40- 5:00 pm Q&A Session

Moderator: Carlo Geremia, CICC IPWG Coordinator & Senior Counsel at ADVANT Nctm


Interested in joining? Click HERE to register for Session I or for both sessions:

                                     Click HERE Scan the QR Code Below to register for Session II

Events Details:

Date: June 29th (Session I), July 6th (Session II)
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm (Beijing Time)
Location: Online Via Zoom
Price:   Free of Charge for CICC Members and Friends
             Non-Members Package (2 sessions): 280 RMB
             Non-Members (single ticket): 150 RMB

Any questions? Contact us at bj.events@cameraitacina.com 

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