October 15, 2018, Theophile Maginos, chairman of the Appeal Board of European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), visited the China Trademark Association, and President Ma Fu and Deputy Secretary Zang Baoqing extended a warm welcome to the delegation. The two sides introduced the institutions and their respective functions, and also conducted in-depth discussions about the mediation mechanism in the appeal process of EUIPO.
The China Trademark Association invited some members to the meeting to deepen their understanding on European IP system. Christopher Shen, senior partner of NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys, was invited and exchanged views with the experts from EUIPO on ill-intentional registration of trademarks encountered by the Chinese enterprises in European Union countries.
Christopher Shen (third one from the left of the second row) was invited to attent this meeting ( Photograph: China Trademark Association)