London
25 September 2017
Reporter: Jenna Lomax

UK-China symposium: IP system adapts to technology trends


Attendees of the 2017 UK-China symposium, held on 22 September, heard how the intellectual property (IP) system is adapting to technology trends such as AI and big data.

The ‘Future proofing the IP system’ event, which attracted over 200 delegates, was co-hosted by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

Delegates also heard about the latest policy and practice innovations in the patent and trademark fields, as well as the challenges for online and offline IP enforcement.

Practical advice was shared for innovative and creative business, including in design-intensive industries.

Keynote speaker Lord Prior, UK business minister and vice commissioner Gan Shaoning of SIPO, highlighted the increased co-operation and work sharing between the UK and China on IP.

Lord Prior stated: “The fourth industrial revolution will be based above all on new ideas and new technology this means that the need for a robust IP regime has never been stronger or more necessary.”

He added: “This symposium presents a key opportunity for UK industry to engage with Chinese policy makers to discuss a wide range of IP issues, ensuring we deliver an IP system that protects innovation and creativity that can help boost economic growth and trade for both countries.”

Following on from this event, UK IPO chief executive Tim Moss will visit China this Autumn as part of continued engagement with his Chinese counterparts.

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