IP EXPERT, CHINA IPR SME HELPDESK (EC FUNDED PROJECT)
Contract: Fixed-term Project Contract till 20th September, 2020 (may be extended)
The China IPR SME Helpdesk requires an in-house legal expert to provide SMEs with accurate advice and manage a team of external experts. This role encompasses a number of key tasks that support the project team including but not limited to:
- Customer advice:
· Provide relevant timely and effective advice to businesses (within three working days), institutions and universities from COSME countries
· Create a dialogue with clients and provide on-going advice where required
· Record all answers provided and create template answers
· Record all infringement cases with the ACRIS database
· Ensure that 2/3 of the helpline users are satisfied with the service provided
- Expert management
· Manage and update the expert list and ensure the right expert is used for the right training or material.
- Legal research and update
· Assess the impact of the enquiry service through surveys and other forms of feedback and feedback to project
· Work with project team to measure and increase number of enquiries.
· Keep abreast of China and international IPR news.
· Overview the production of an IP challenge report every 6 months. This should be in line with other reporting and should feed into steering meeting presentations/updates where appropriate.
· Support research into the IPR challenges and regulations for specific industrial sectors in China
· Overview the drafting of 20% of new guides
· Review the drafting of tailormade trade packages in collaboration with the other two regional Helpdesks.
- Represent the Helpdesk
· Present the Helpdesk services and an overview of IP in China to visiting business delegations
· Represent the Helpdesk at meetings with stakeholders including the European Delegation, European Chamber and Member State Embassies.
· Manage annual stakeholder meetings in China.
· Attend annual stakeholder and consortium meetings in Europe
Skills & experience
- Higher education degree, e.g. Law, Business Administration
- at least 3 years’ experience related to Intellectual Property
- Good analytical and organizational skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Outstanding verbal and written communicator
- Strong planning and analytical organisation skills
- Responsible, professional, open-minded, and strategic thinker
- Near native English speaker a must, other European languages and Mandarin are a plus
- Professional appearance and demeanor
ABOUT THE CHAMBER
"As the independent voice of European business in China, we seek greater market access and improved operating conditions for European companies".
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 25 Working Groups and 7 Fora representing European business in China.
The European Chamber now has more than 1,600 members in 7 chapters operating in 9 cities: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, South China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Southwest China (Chengdu, Chongqing) and Tianjin. Each chapter is managed at the local level by local boards reporting directly to the Executive Committee.
The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China. It is recognised as a Foreign Chamber of Commerce with the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
The European Chamber is part of the growing network of European Business Organisations (EBO). This network connects European business associations and chambers of commerce located in more than 30 third markets around the world.
- To be the unified, independent, and influential voice of European Business in China
- To be a member value driven organisation serving European Companies across all industries and services throughout China
As a member based organization, the European Chamber seeks to:
- Ensure greater market access and a level playing field for European Companies in China
- Improve market conditions for all businesses in China
- Facilitate networking among members and stakeholders
- Bring specific information relevant to its members on doing business in China
- Update its members on economic trends and legislation in China
- We are an independent, non-profit organisation governed by our members.
- We work for the benefit of European business as a whole.
- We operate as a single, networked organisation across Mainland China.
- We maintain close, constructive relations with the Chinese and European authorities while retaining our independence.
- We seek the broadest possible representation of European business in China within our membership: large, medium and small enterprises from all business sectors and European Member States throughout China.
- We operate in accordance with Chinese law and regulations.
- We treat all our members, business partners and employees with fairness and integrity.
- Member Focused and Driven
- Fact Based
This position is open to any European Union national with a strong legal background in IP. Please send your cover letter, CV and salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31st July, 2019