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New Trends in China IPR, Shanghai
Thursday 25 April 2013, 16:00 - 19:00
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New Trends in China IPR


Event Details

Event type:           Seminar

Date:                         Thursday 25 April 2013

Time:                    4.00pm - 7.00pm

Location:                Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, 505 Nanjing Road East, 200001 Shanghai

Event partner:       European Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Chapter

Supported by:        China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, Dutch Design Workspace, Bencham

                            British Chamber Shanghai, Danish Chamber of Commerce, Czech Trade

Admission:            Free to attend but only open to European SMEs and intermediary organisations

Language:                  English


Event Description

The China IPR SME Helpdesk and the European Chamber of Commerce's Shanghai Chapter are inviting you to an afternoon seminar which will adress new trends and challenges SMEs are facing in their business dealings with China. You will be updated on current trends, new issues and have the opportunity to ask your questions to our panel of lawyers, business- and government representatives who will share their knowledge and experiences with you.


Helpdesk expert Fabio Giacopello will provide a presentation on ‘New Trends in China IPR’, after which the panel will discuss the impact and consequences the new developments have on European business operating in China. We are proud to announce that the discussion will be moderated by Ioana Kraft, General Manager of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The panel will be composed of:

  • Mr. Giel Groothuis, Director, Dutch Design Workspace
  • Ms. Katherine Wang, Principal Consultant, Fitco Consulting
  • Mr. Fabio Giacopello, partner at HFG Law firm
  • Mr. Kai Peng, IP Counsel, Philips


Tentative Agenda

4.00pm - 4.30pm         Registration

4.30pm - 4.45pm         Update on the China IPR SME Helpdesk's activities

                                Beata Suwala, IP Expert, China IPR SME Helpdesk

4.45am - 5.15pm         New Trends in China IPR

                                Fabio Giacopello, HFG Law Firm

5.15pm - 6.15pm         Panel Discussion

6.15pm - 7.00pm         Networking with complimentary drink & canapés


Speaker Biography


Fabio Giacopello, Partner, HFG Law Firm

Fabio Giacopello is partner at HFG Law Firm & IP Agency (China). He is a lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar and specialises in Intellectual Property with substantive experience in litigation, anti-counterfeiting and IPR acquisition and management.


IPR One-On-One IPR Consultation Sessions

If you would like to receive confidential one-on-one advice about your business in China, sign up for a free, 20-minute consultation with the expert of the China IPR SME Helpdesk. To ensure you have a chance to meet with the expert, please book your session in advance by indicating your interest when you register. Please specify the nature of your question. The One-on-One consultations are open to European SMEs on a first-come, first-served basis. Any information you provide to the EU SME Centre and the China IPR SME Helpdesk with be treated as confidential.


Registration and cancellation

China IPR SME Helpdesk events are only open to European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies and consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations. This event is closed to law firms and business consultants. If you meet the criteria and would like to attend please register by emailing rsvp-china@china-iprhelpdesk.eu with the name and date of the event in the subject line and your company information. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Because seating is limited, in the case of unexpected cancellation please inform the Helpdesk as soon as possible.


About the China IPR 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.


About the European Chamber of Commerce

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was founded by 51 member companies based in China in 2000. The rationale for the establishment of the Chamber was based on the need of the European Union and local European businesses to find a common voice for the various business sectors. Thirteen years since its foundation, the European Chamber now has a total of more than 1600 members in nine Chinese cities, and is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European Business in China. More information can be found on the website www.europeanchamber.com.cn.


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Contact : rsvp-china@china-iprhelpdesk.eu


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