Tuesday, 15 April 2014
On 15 April, the ECCT's Intellectual Property Rights committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Introduction to the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) in the EU" with guest speakers Dr Eberhard Becker, European patent
and trademark attorney & Partner at the firm Becker Kurig Straus and Dr Thomas Kurig, German Patent Attorney, European Patent and European Trademark Attorney. The guest speakers provided an update on the most recent UPC developments and offered opinions on
the expected implications of the new system.
Friday, 11 April 2014
on 11 April the 11th consecutive ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup was held in support of the Community Services Center (CSC), a non-profit foundation that offers counseling, information and support services to the entire
international community in Taiwan. As in previous years, the event was the highlight of Taipei’s annual social golfing calendar, providing a perfect opportunity for Taipei’s best amateur golfers to show off their golfing skills and support a good cause at
the same time. Thanks to the sponsors and a portion of players’ fees, NT$250,000 was raised for the CSC.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
On 8 April, the ECCT's Telecommunications, Media and Content (TMC) committee hosted the bi-annual 2014 ECCT EU-Taiwan Telecommunications Forum. The event featured four presentations by TMC policy and industry experts and was
attended by around 70 guests. ECCT CEO Freddie Hoeglund formally welcomed all guests and opening remarks were given by Mike Wang, TMC committee Co-chair; Yu Hsiao-cheng, Vice Chairman of the National Communications Commissioner (NCC) and Borja Morales Perez,
Policy Officer, Political and Economic Affairs, European Economic and Trade Office. Closing remarks at the conclusion of the forum were given by Philip Tseng, TMC Co-chair, which was followed by a networking lunch with all guests.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
On 25 March, the ECCT hosted a special lunch with EU and Asian policy expert, Wolfgang Pape. In his presentation, the guest speaker discussed economic and political integration and cooperation between and within Europe and East
Asia, among other subjects.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
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On 20 March, the ECCT today hosted the 2014 annual ECCT-Taipei City Government (TCG) roundtable lunch. The event was attended by Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin and a dozen senior cabinet officials from the TCG. The event featured
opening remarks by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and a speech by Mayor Hau, followed by open discussion between ECCT directors and members and city officials over lunch.