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Beijing Normal University Global Development Strategic Partnership Project

Seminar & Virtual Lecture Series by Foreign Experts (Lecture 3)






Prof. Xue Lectured at 1st WIPO-HUST Summer School

The First WIPO-HUST Summer School, co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization, HUST School of Management and the Sino-European Institute for Intellectual Property, concluded on October 29, 2021. Twenty-three leading IP experts from China, Germany, USA, Japan, UK, France, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Australia were invited to give lectures at the summer school. Assistant Director General of WIPO, Dr. Edward Kwakwa, Director of IP Division of WTO, Dr. Antony Taubman, Head of WIPO Academy Professional Development Program, Dr. Tshimanga Kongolo and other senior officers from international organizations joined the group of distinguished lecturers.

The Lectures under the theme of “Intellectual Property & Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)” covers a variety of topics, including “Trademark Systems in Europe”, “Special IP Regimes in the U.S.” and “Indigenous Knowledge”. On October 22, 2021, Prof. Xue gave a 3-hour lecture on Copyright and SMEs, elaborating how the evolving copyright legal environment impacts on the business operation and market competition of SMEs. Prof. Xue presented the new opportunities opened up for SMEs in new media industry, such as vlog, live streaming, social commerce, and the relevant copyright challenges. Prof. Xue also explained how software industry may change under the new copyright rules regarding open API. Prof. Xue emphasized the importance to utilize the limitations and exceptions available to SMEs in copyright system and emerging regulatory measures and dispute resolution mechanism to address the innovative issues. Prof. Xue, although not feeling well at the lecture day, patiently answered in details a couple of questions from the students online.

Over 100 registered participants from more than 10 countries and regions took the courses online or on-site. They discussed such topics as differences of IP regimes among different regions, how enterprises protect their IP rights in international trade, the copyright issues on E-commerce era, special IP protection and application during and after the COVID-19 pandemic with the experts.

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