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Qingdao - Managing Intellectual Property in China: The Golden Rules
Wednesday 22 June 2011, 15:30 - 19:00
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Managing Intellectual Property in China: The Golden Rules


Event Details

Date:             Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Time:             3.30pm-7pm

Venue:          REDSTAR Times Media, Room 41, Building 3, Creative Industry Park, 100 Nanjing Lu, Qingdao



Due to the nature of the China IPR SME Helpdesk's funding, this training is stricktly restricted to only European SMEs and SME intermediaries. This training is closed to law firms and business consultancies who advice on IP issues. Please not non-qualifiying companies will be refused entrance. The event is free to qualifying companies. 


Event Description

Every company operating in China is aware that intellectual property issues are part of the business environment but protecting your rights can seem expensive and complicated. What is the best way to tackle this issue? What are the golden rules? This interactive workshop will provide you with a thorough understanding of the options available for any budget and a checklist of actions you can take to make the most of your intellectual property rights. You will learn from real life case studies and the experience of a local IP expert, Steve Dickinson.


IPR Clinics

If you would like to receive confidential one-on-one advice about your China IPR, sign up for a free, 20-minute session with our qualified IP lawyer. To ensure you have a chance to meet with the expert, please book your session in advance by indicating your interest when you register. The IPR Clinic is open to European SMEs on a first-come, first-served basis. Any information you provide to the China IPR SME Helpdesk with be treated as confidential.


Draft Agenda

3.30pm - 4.00pm     Registration

4.00pm - 4.15pm     Welcome and introduction to Helpdesk service

4.15pm - 4.45pm     What is IP and why is it so important, Steve Dickinson, Partner, Harris Moure

4.45pm - 5.00pm     SME Case Study, TBC

5.00pm - 5.30pm     Golden Rules for an IP Audit, Steve Dickinson, Partner, Harris Moure

5.30pm - 6.00pm    Q&A

6.00pm - 7.00pm    Drinks and networking, IPR Clinic sessions


Speaker Biography

 Steve M. Dickinson is Partner at Harris Moure plc, Seattle, Washington and is co‐author of multiple award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com).


Steve lives and works in Qingdao, China, where he focuses almost exclusively on assisting foreign companies setting up and operating throughout China. Steve prides himself on providing practical solutions to complex problems.


Steve is completely fluent in both spoken and written Chinese and does his work in Chinese to increase accuracy and to reduce costs.


Steve was named as one of only three Washington State “Amazing Lawyers” in International Law. He is a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in China. Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio, and The Guardian have all quoted him on various aspects of doing business in China. JP Morgan Chase frequently brings Steve in to speak with their clients and Steve also was the only attorney to speak at JP Morgan’s China 2008 China Conference in Beijing, where he spoke on Chinese joint ventures, an area of Chinese law for which he is particularly well‐known.


Steve received his B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington (summa cum laude) and his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Washington School of Law.



Please E-mail rsvp-china@china-iprhelpdesk.eu before Monday, 20 June 2011 and mention Qingdao Golden Rules workshop, your name, company name and position. Please indicate if you would like to reserve an IPR Clinic session. 


About the China IPR SME Helpdesk 

The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides free information, first-line advice and training to SMEs to protect and enforce their IPR in China. The Helpdesk’s services are free to European SMEs and SME intermediaries (including EU embassies) and includes training events in China and Europe; online tools and materials at www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu and tailored advice from our expert by phone, Email or though the website.


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