Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently led a delegation to visit relevant authorities of the European Union and France, had work meetings with authorities including the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission (DG AGRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty of the French Republic, and held the 34th Meeting of China-France Mixed Committee on IPRs with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of France.
During the visit to EU, the delegation and the DG AGRI, in a bid to execute Chinese President Xi Jinping's instructions on enhancing international cooperation of IPR protection and implement the effective China-EU and China-France agreements on geographical indications (GIs), shared comments on the latest progress of GI legislation and had profound discussions on the execution of the China-EU GI agreement, especially dispute coordination and technical examination work over its second list of GI products. The two sides agreed to draft user guidelines of the official symbols to help Chinese and European companies use them properly.
During the visit to France, the delegation discussed with the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty and the French National Institute of origin and quality (INAO) on implementing the GI determination work in the China-France Joint Declaration. At the China-France Mixed Committee Meeting on IPRs, the two sides exchanged ideas on protection and law enforcement of IPRs, particularly IPR protection on e-commerce platforms.
The delegation also visited the Chinese Mission to the EU and the Chinese Embassy in France.