Recently, the 15th Meeting of Directors Between CNIPA and EPO was held via video. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of CNIPA, and António Campinos, President of the EPO, attended the meeting.
Shen Changyu said that the results of the cooperation between CNIPA and EPO are benefiting more and more IPR users and serving innovation and economic and social development in China and Europe. Shen hoped the joint efforts of the two sides to deepen the cooperation between CNIPA and EPO and achieve more fruitful results
.António Campinos said that under the current global COVID-19 pandemic situation, Chinese users continue to see significant growth in the number of patent applications to Europe, and the quality of applications is improving rapidly, and the EPO will actively provide better services to meet the needs of Chinese users. He hoped that the two sides would actively share their advanced experience in the future and continue to open up new horizons of cooperation.
After the meeting, the two sides signed the 2022 annual work plan for cooperation between CNIPA and EPO and the agreement related to EPOQUE Net.