June 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ottawa, Ontario
the Canada Room
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive
 Joy Zheng
416-954-3800 x317


CCBC, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People’s Republic of China are jointly hosting a roundtable discussion focusing on the role of IP for Canadian companies doing business in China.


The first presentation, CIPO Initiatives Supporting Canadian Companies Doing Business in China, will feature Johanne Bélisle, Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Ms. Bélisle will speak to CIPO’s role in Canada’s new Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy, which was announced on April 26, 2018. She will provide the latest information on CIPO’s initiatives and the learning tools and resources that better equip innovators and businesses with the IP knowledge they need to do business in China.


The second presentation, Latest Development of China in Promoting a Favourable IP Environment, will welcome SHEN Changyu, Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China, who will address the efforts made by China in creating and maintaining a good IP environment for both domestic and foreign enterprises, especially in terms of IP protection, IP public service and awareness promotion, and the SIPO-CIPO Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program.


Following the presentations, Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director of CCBC, will moderate the roundtable discussion.


Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Location: Ottawa, Ontario
This event is free for CCBC members, and seats are limited.


For more information, please contact Joy ZHENG at assistan[at] or call 416-954-3800 x317.


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