Recommended reading: EU-China Collaboration – Sustaining Technology and Research

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China IPR SME Helpdesk

A piece of recommended reading this week for European technology companies considering R&D in China….

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Something to wine about….

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China IPR SME Helpdesk

China’s taste for Western wine has taken-off dramatically in the last decade, with EU wine exports to China worth over 700 million Euros in 2012 – more than ten times the export value of 2006. Unfortunately, with the rise in demand for foreign wine there has also been an unprecedented surge in counterfeits.

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Patent applications in China streamlined for UK businesses

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China IPR SME Helpdesk

A new patent office partnership between the UK and China may make life easier for UK SMEs wishing to transfer their innovations to China.

On July 1 2014 the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) launched a new pilot Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme to allow those who have been granted a patent at one office to request fast-track processing of an equivalent application at the other.

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Southeast Asian Unity Approaches

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ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk

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The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk takes a look ahead towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Is this the beginning of a new era for foreign companies in Southeast Asia or business as usual?

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