20 March 2017: Launch at the European Parliament of the CEIPI / IP KEY Advanced Program for Chinese Judges on Intellectual Property Court Practice


The Advanced Program for Chinese Judges on Intellectual Property Court Practice, organized by IP Key and CEIPI, was launched Monday 20 March 2017 at the European Parliament in presence of public officials of the European Commission and the European Parliament. The two-week advanced training for Chinese Judges aims at strengthening knowledge and skills on intellectual property rights adjudication through peer-to-peer exchanges between Chinese and European IP judges and experts. By means of workshops, case-studies, jurisprudence analysis, group discussions, study visits and a mock trial, the program addresses key issues in court practice and litigation of intellectual property rights, while giving special attention to cross-cutting procedural aspects. The training program also intends to create a common understanding on trends and best-practices between EU and China, while hands-on comparative analysis between Chinese and EU practice will be instrumental to capture the complexities of adjudication process of intellectual property disputes.

Speakers of the program include senior judges, public servants and scholars, namely:

  • Ms. Sylvie Mandel, Conseillère Honoraire at the Cour de Cassation, France
  • Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL Faculty of Laws, United Kingdom
  • Ms. Marie Courboulay, Vice-president of the 3rd Chamber, High Court of Paris (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris), France
  • Mr. Ángel Galgo Peco, President of Chamber No. 28, Court of Appeal of Madrid, Spain
  • Mr. Simon Thorley, QC, Former Advocate and Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore
  • Ms. Beate Schmidt, President of the Federal Patent Court of Germany
  • Hon. Michael Fysh, QC, Former Senior Circuit Judge of the Patents County Court in England and Wales, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Mads Bundgaard Larsen, Vice-President, Maritime and Commercial High Court - Denmark
  • Dr. Klaus Bacher, Judge, 10th Senate, Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Bundesgerichtshof), Germany
  • Mr. Hugo Meinders, Former Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal, former permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO, Germany
  • Mr. Thierry Ghéra, Presidenf of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Strasbourg, France
  • Ms. Eun-Joo Min, Senior Legal Counsellor, Building Respect for IP Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland
  • Mr. Stefan Luginbuehl, Lawyer, International Legal Affairs, European Patent Office, Germany
  • Mr. Günther Marten, EUIPO IP Attaché to the EU Delegation in Beijing
  • Dr. Yann Basire, Associate Professor at the University of Haute Alsace, Lecturer at CEIPI, France
  • Mr. Giovanni Casucci, Attorney-at-law, Bardehle Pagenberg, Italy
  • Mr. Gualtiero Luca Dragotti, Attorney-at-law, Partner, DLA Piper, Italy

On the photo: from left to right: Mr. Zhou Xiang, Presiding judge, No. 3 Civil Division, Supreme People’s Court of China, Professor Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Mr. Günther Marten, Minister-Counsellor, IP Attaché Delegation of the European Union to China, Beijing and Mr. Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Training Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI