'Standards, IPRs & Competition'. EU-China symposium a success in Beijing

Beijing, China, 1 November, 2007

Distinguished IPR experts, delegates and guests from all over the world declared the EU-China Symposium; 'Standards, IPRs & Competition', held in Beijing, China, 31 October a great success for all concerned.

Organised by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in partnership with the EU-China Trade Project (EUCTP) and kindly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM), the Symposium set itself the task of debating a challenging range of complex IPR issues of international significance. 

These included discussing the relationship between Standards and IPRs and scrutinizing new and significant legal developments in the fast-evolving field on the intersection between Intellectual Property and Competition law, with particular regard to convergent markets for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

ETSI Director-General Dr. Walter Weigel said: 'World markets are growing as globalisation accelerates, and IPRs are playing an increasingly vital role in shaping those markets and setting the conditions for competition. The more often IPR is discussed at high quality events such as these, the greater will be the understanding of all concerned.'

Complementary documentation as well as all presentations of the Symposium are available at http://www.etsi.org/IPRsymposium.  

For further information, please contact: [email protected].

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