At 21st November 2017, Starke Managing Counsel Daniel Albrecht joined a working breakfast with the President of the European Patent office in the NUO Hotel of Beijing. As the patent office for Europe, EPO is an intergovernmental organisation which supports innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe. The core activity of EPO is the search and examination of patent applications and the grant of European patents, while also providing patent information and training services. The organization works in close co-operation with the patent offices of European Union member states and other countries around the world.
During the Working Breakfast, Mr. Benoît Battistelli introduced the activity of EPO and hold a Q&A Session on patent matters concerning the organisation. The meeting exchanged views, concerns and experiences from European Chamber member companies with patent interests in Europe.
Daniel was invieted as an member of the IPR working group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC). It was a great pleasure to discuss with such a high IP ranking delegation.