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"IPR protection has been a big problem in the Chinese market for many years, and honestly the situation has been getting better. But we are still suffering from this kind of damage to our business" , one of the quotes is highlithed from the newly released report of Business Climate Survey for Swedish Companies in Mainland China 2023 by Team Sweden.

Innovation is the key to SMEs' business success in China providing companies with a comparative advantage over competitors and allowing them to become market leaders in their sector. It is therefore essential to have a comprehensive IP protection and management strategy in place to safeguard the latest cutting-edge technology or manufacturing processes. Designing the appropriate IP strategy, however, may sound complex to many SMEs. Which type of patent should I apply for? How to protect unpatentable technology? What about the technology created in China?

To answer these questions, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Chinaand the China IP SME Helpdesk

jointly organise a hybrid seminar on how to protect innovations in China, focusing on the recent legal updates.

What you can hear from this hybrid seminar?

During this seminar, the China IP SME Helpdesk IP Business Advisor will explain the different types of patents in China and discusses common IP protection strategies such as the parallel filing of an invention patent and a utility model patent. The IP Business Advisor will provide an overview of recent legal changes and discuss the registration of inventions created in China considering the 14th Five Year Plan on IP. The seminar will end with a Q&A session where attendees can raise their questions and interact with the presenter.

Free of Charge for members. Welcome to sign up!

Event info


12th July, 2023 (Wednesday)


15:00-16:00(Beijing Time)


15:00 – 15:05 Welcome speech by Swedcham

15:05 – 15:08 Introduction of the China IP SME Helpdesk by Ms Jennifer Cao

15:08 – 15:45 Protecting your Innovations in China: updates on legal changes by Ms Lisa Lu

15:45 – 16:00 Q&A Session and closing remarks


Lisa Lu, the IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk in Beijing


Online: Via Microsoft Teams; the meeting link will be sent by email one day before the event starts

Offline: SAS office, Suite 1450, 14th floor, Beijing Sunflower Tower,Maizidian Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 北京市朝阳区麦子店街37号盛福大厦14层1450房间, SAS 办公室 - ( Updated Meeting Room)


Online: Free of Charge for SwedCham Members; 150 RMB for Non-members

Offline: Free of Charge for SwedCham Members; 150 RMB for Non-members (Limited seats)

About the speaker:

Lisa Lu is the IP Business Advisor at China IP SME Helpdesk in Beijing, where she advises European SMEs on intellectual property rights matters. She holds a double master's degree in law from the China University of Political Science and Law and University of Hamburg. Before joining the China IP SME Helpdesk at the European Chamber, Lisa worked as a trademark attorney for the Ferrante Intellectual Property and Chang Tsi & Partners. She mainly focused on the fields of trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, copyright protection and unfair competition. During her time working in both law firms, she dealt with a variety of clients including but not limited to automotive performance, media, entertainment, new energy, apparel, architecture design, data management, e-commerce, household products, HVAC, and fire & security. Her clients included a range of globally leading companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Lisa is fluent in Chinese and English.

About China IP SME Helpdesk

The China IP SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials, and online resources. China IP SME Helpdesk organises IP training seminars and workshops all over China and Europe. It also provides online webinars on various IP-related topics and organizes one-on-one consultation sessions to help SMEs better understand IP, and how it relates to their products and to doing business in / with China.

The China IP SME Helpdesk project is funded by the European Union and builds on the achievements of a pilot project carried out in 2008-10. As of February 2023, Phase VII commenced expanding China IP SME Helpdesk's services to the SMEs from countries participating in the Single Market Programme[1] (SMP).


Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a factory tour for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than three business days prior to the event. If you fail to notify us of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for the event costs.

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