IP Key - Tongji University Roundtable on Best Practices in IP Enforcement Mechanisms

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 02:00

Roundtable discussion regarding IP enforcement mechanisms in court procedures, arbitration, and mediation in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

IP Key and Tongji University will be holding a series of best-practice sharing roundtables at Tongji University in Shanghai on April 23-24, 2015. The roundtables are intended to bring judges, arbitrators and mediators from Europe and China together to analyse the workings of IP enforcement mechanisms in courts, and arbitration and mediation entities. The experience-sharing will provide ideas to the Chinese authorities that can be incorporated into IP enforcement mechanisms within Shanghai’s Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Engagement in the Shanghai PFTZ is particularly important because the zone serves as a lab in China for experimenting with new methods of attracting and facilitating businesses, and thus it provides new opportunities for future reforms in even other parts of China as well. 

Please note this activity is only open to invited judges, arbitrators and mediators. 

For more information on this activity, please contact Dan Prud'homme dan.prudhomme@ipkey.org or for general information on IP Key please contact Jaspal Channa jaspal.channa@ipkey.org.

 

AGENDA

 

DAY 1: April 23rd 2015 IP JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT ROUNDTABLE

 

MORNING SESSION 

 

  • 09:00-09:15   Welcome address -- Shan Xiaoguang, Dean of Tongji University Law School
  • 09:15-09:20   Introduction to the roundtable -- Dan Prud’homme, IP Key
  • 09:20-09:35   Introduction to the subject matter and the framework for discussion -- Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School
  • 09:35-10:00    Introduction to the latest developments in Chinese judicial mechanisms related to IP enforcement -- Judge Zhu Li, Supreme People’s Court (SPC) of China

10:00-10:15    Tea Break

 

  • 10:15-12:05   Session I:  Enforcing court orders and judgments

  • 10:15-10:20   Introduction to session -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Weijun, Tongji University Law School

  • 10:20-10:40    Presentation on enforcing court orders and judgments in Shanghai, including in the PFTZ -- Judge Jin Dianjun, Shanghai Higher People Court

  • 10:40-11:10    Presentation on enforcing court orders and judgments in European Member States -- Judge Klaus Bacher, Federal Court of Justice, Germany; Honorary Judge Sylvie Mandel, French Supreme Court; Judge Hans van Walderveen, District Court of the Hague

  • 11:10-12:00   Semi-structured discussion on approaches in China and EU Member States to: (1) Acquisition and enforcement of injunctions;  (2) Framework for enforcing compliance with evidence preservation orders; (3) Enforcing against forgery of evidence and otherwise contempt of court (such as spoliation of evidence); (4) Enforcement of decisions (cease and desist, destruction of infringing materials, etc.);  (5) Feasibility of applying relevant EU rules in China and Shanghai PFTZ in particular

  • 12:00-12:05    Summary of discussion -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Weijun, Tongji University Law School 

12:05-13:30    Lunch

 

AFTERNOON SESSION   

 

  • 13:30-15:15    Session II: Rules on evidence in IP cases
  • 13:30-13:35    Introduction to session -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School 

  • 13:35-13:45    Rules on evidence in IP cases -- Judge Tong Shu, SPC

  • 13:45-14:00    Presentation on rules for evidence in IP cases in Shanghai, including in the PFTZ -- Judge Liu Junhua, Shanghai IP Court 

  • 14:00-14:30     Presentation on rules for evidence in IP cases in EU Member States -- Judge Klaus Bacher, Federal Court of Justice, Germany; Honorary Judge Sylvie Mandel, French Supreme Court; Judge Hans van Walderveen, District Court of the Hague

  • 14:30-15:10    Semi-structured discussion on approaches in EU Member States and China to: (1) Discovery procedures in IP litigation (pre-trial evidence exchange hearings in each kind of IP case); (2) Rules for admissibility of evidence in IP litigation (“Best evidence rule” in China and comparable rules in the EU); (3) Notarisation and legalisation of evidence,notarisation requirements and the possibility to lessen the legalisation of foreign evidence; (4) Rules surrounding expert testimony (the selection and interrogation of experts); (5) Feasibility of applying relevant EU rules in China and Shanghai PFTZ in particular

  • 15:10-15:15    Summary of discussion -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Weijun, Tongji University Law School 

15:15 -15:30   Tea Break

 

  • 15:30-17:00    Session III:  Other rules on evidence in IP cases
  • 15:30-15:35    Introduction to session -- Moderator: Prof. Yuan Xiuting, Tongji University Law School 

  • 15:35-15:55    Presentation on other rules of evidence in IP cases in Shanghai, including in the PFTZ -- Judge, Chen Huizhen, Shanghai IP Court 

  • 15:55-16:25    Brief presentations on/overviews of other rules on evidence in IP cases in EU Member States -- Judge Klaus Bacher, Federal Court of Justice, Germany; Honorary Judge Sylvie Mandel, French Supreme Court; Judge Hans van Walderveen, District Court of the Hague

  • 16:25-17:25    Semi-structured discussion on approaches in EU Member States and China to: (1) Enforcing process patents; (2) Rules of evidence in trade secret protection cases; (3) Damages calculation and relevant rules of evidence;(4) Feasibility of applying relevant EU rules in China and the Shanghai PFTZ in particular

  • 17:25-17:30    Summary of discussion -- Moderator: Prof. Yuan Xiuting, Tongji University Law School

  • 17:30  Concluding remarks -- Dan Prud’homme, IP Key

 

DAY 2: April 24th 2015 IP ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION ROUNDTABLE

MORNING SESSION 

  • 09:00-09:10   Welcome address -- Shan Xiaoguang, Dean of Tongji University Law School 
  • 09:10-09:30   Welcome, and IP enforcement in the Shanghai PFTZ -- Lu Guoqiang, Director of SIPA 

  • 09:30-09:35    Introduction to roundtable -- Dan Prud’homme, IP Key 

  • 09:35-09:50    Introduction to the subject matter and the framework for discussion -- Prof. Zhang Weijun, Tongji Law School, Tongji Law School

  • 09:50-12:05     Session I: Relationship between the judiciary and arbitration and mediation 

  • 09:50-09:55    Introduction to session -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School Professor

  • 09:55-10:15    Presentation on the relationship between the judiciary and arbitration and mediation in Shanghai, including in the Shanghai PFTZ -- Liu Jian, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, Director of IP Division 

  • 10:15-10:45    Presentations on Session I topics from the perspective of the EU and WIPO -- Sven Stürmann, OHIM; Diana Wallis, International Mediation Institute; Heike Wollgast, WIPO

10:45-11:00      Tea Break 

 

  • 11:00-12:00      Semi-structured discussion on approaches in EU Member States and China to: (1) Complementarity of judiciary, arbitration and mediation mechanisms (merit and demerit or selection principles of IP right holders; enforcement of decisions/agreements from arbitration and mediation; connection of litigation and arbitration and mediation; mediation vs. arbitration procedures; and judicial review of arbitration decisions); (2) Differences in rules of evidence among the mechanisms; (3) Coordination among the three mechanisms (including with regards to, but not limited to, evidence procedures)

  • 12:00-12:05    Summary of discussion -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School

12:05-13:40     Lunch

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

 

  • 13:40-16:00    Session II. Innovations in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for IP
  • 13:45-14:05 Presentation on innovations in ADR for IP in the Shanghai PFTZ -- Huang Wen, Shanghai International Arbitration Center
  • 14:05-14:15    Presentation on ADR for IP -- Ling Song, Director of IP Center of Qingdao Sino-German Eco Par
  • 14:15-14:45    Presentations on Session II topics from the perspective of the EU and WIPO -- Sven Stürmann, OHIM; Diana Wallis, International Mediation Institute; Heike Wollgast, WIPO
  • 14:45-15:00   Presentation on Shanghai International Ecomonic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) -- Zhang Wei, SHIAC
  • 15:00-16:00  Semi-structured discussion on approaches in EU Member States and China to: (1) Enhancing the openness of arbitration via ad hoc arbitration and other mechanisms (possibility to introduce foreign arbitration and mediation organisations and relevant rules in the Shanghai PFTZ; differences between the present rules of the Shanghai PFTZ and those of Europe-based mechanisms); (2) Enhancement of the flexibility of arbitration and mediation (amiable arbitration, combination of multiple arbitrations, participation of third parties, arbitration of small claims, etc.); (3) Enhancing the authority of interim measures for arbitration organisations, emergency tribunals, and evidence collection mechanisms;
  • 16:00-16:05    Summary of discussion --Moderator: Prof. Zhang Weijun, Tongji University Law School

16:05-16:20    Tea break

 

  • 16:20-17:00    Session III. The future of IP ADR in the Shanghai PFTZ

  • 16:20-15:25  Introduction to session -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School

  • 16:25-16:55    Semi-structured discussion on feasibility of applying relevant EU ADR mechanisms and rules in China and in the Shanghai PFTZ in particular -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School

  • 16:55-17:00    Summary of discussion -- Moderator: Prof. Zhang Taolue, Tongji University Law School

  • 17:00               Concluding remarks -- Dan Prud’homme, IP Key 

     

Other participants:

 

Chen Shaoqing, Fair Trade Department, Shanghai Commission of Commerce

Cheng Deli, Secretary General of Tongji University Law School

Li Qun, Deputy Director and Chief of Inspecting Discipline Committee, General Office, Qingdao Arbitration Commission

Liu Jian, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, Director of IP Division

Lu Guoliang, Deputy Director, WIPO China Office

Mu Haige, Director of the Research Office, General Office, Qingdao Arbitration Commission

Song Jia, Official and Mediator, SIPA

Yan Rui, Deputy Director of SIPA, Division of International Communication and Cooperation

Yan Xiaoying, Shanghai Arbitration Commission

Location: 
Tongji University
City: 
Shanghai
Country: 
China