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The Swiss-Chinese bilateral dialogue on intellectual property is a forum for the discussion of topics on intellectual property that are important for the Swiss economy. It is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (pdf) that was signed at the 17th China-Switzerland Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade of 29 May 2007 in Beijing. A working group, chaired by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the IPI, meets for this once a year. There has also been an MoU (pdf) at government agency level between the IPI and the Chinese Patent Office (State Intellectual Property Office, SIPO) since October 2012, through which a cooperation on patents and designs between these two institutions is being promoted. Bilateral meetings are held annually for this too.
21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Revised guidelines for the substantive examination of national patent applications effective 1 January 2019
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève