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Manage your Intellectual Property in Mainland China, HongKong, Macao and Taiwan

Webinars

Helpdesk webinars feature a presentation and Q&A session with a CHINA intellectual property and business expert. Click below to listen to the recordings of our previous webinars and learn more our upcoming ones.

 

 

 

3 September 2014 - Differences between IP Protection in China vs. Europe

There are several key differences between Chinese and European IP laws which are important to understand in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property in China. The Expert’s presentation highlights the differences between Intellectual Property Protection in China vs. Europe for European SMEs looking to do business in China and the main points to watch out for. Primarily the focus of the webinar is on the IP issues most relevant to European SMEs including (but not limited to):

  • Different type of rights
  • Different types of registration and what that means for EU SMEs
  • Main tips to look out for before doing business in China

 

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27 August 2014 - Obtaining and Enforcing Design Patents in China

Design patent protection in China plays an important role in protecting innovative industrial designs, as well as being a cost-effective tool for preventing the flow of infringing designs onto the global market. Registering your design patents in China is therefore essential for European SMEs looking to internationalise their products.

The Helpdesk expert, Toby Mak’s presentation highlights measures European SMEs should take to protect their IP rights in regards to design patents in China. Primarily the focus of the presentation was on the IP issues most relevant to European SMEs including:

  • What constitutes a design patent
  • Chinese design regarding computer graphical user interface
  • Obtaining design patents in China
  • Enforcing design patents
  • Q&A session

 

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30 July 2014 - IPR Protection for EU SMEs in the Healthcare Industry in China

China is set to become a crucial player in the healthcare industry and is an exciting opportunity for EU SMEs looking to expand their business. The maturing industry, although generating plenty of opportunities, can impose unprecedented risks for foreign healthcare companies. EU SMEs in the healthcare industry must carefully navigate their way around these risks, which includes risks surrounding Intellectual Property Rights. Among one of the most critical issues remain patent, trademark and general IPR protection.

In this webinar session, the China IPR SME Helpdesk expert, He Jing, presented the most relevant issues for companies in the healthcare industry doing business in China, including:

  • Chinese patents for inventions, utility model and industrial design
  • Undisclosed Date Protection in China
  • Relevant IPR Articles in the Provisions for Drug Registration
  • IPR enforcement action

 

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16 July 2014 - Overview of the IPR Landscape for EU SMEs in Macao

Macao’s trade and investment remain as one of the most open in the world. Macao’s advantages are characterised by its free port policy, separate customs territory, simple and low taxation system and a widespread international market network. However, there are still IP risks involved whilst operating in Macao so it is well worth knowing how IP protection in Macao works before you go. This webinar highlights measures European SMEs should take to protect their IPR when doing business in Macao. In this webinar, we provide you with an overview of the IPR protection landscape in Macao, including the following points:

  • Copyright
  • Trade mark registration
  • Protecting trade secrets
  • Enforcing your IP in Macao
  • Take away messages
  • Q&A

 

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12 June 2014- How to Record Trade Marks with Customs in China

The most common type of intellectual property right (IPR) is a trade mark. A trade mark is essential to all kinds of companies, whether you are a producer, distributor or service provider, as it allows clients to distinguish you from your competitors and builds the image and reputation of your brand. Next to registering your trade mark with the China Trade Mark Office it is possible in China to record your trade mark with Customs as well. China Customs have the authority to protect IP rights by confiscating infringing goods and imposing fines on infringers. If the infringement of IP rights exceeds a certain threshold, then the Customs authorities will also arrange for criminal proceedings to be brought against the infringing party. However, these protection and enforcement provisions are only available once a company has registered their IP with Customs. In this webinar, we will help you understand how to record trade marks with customs on your own by presenting the following points:

  • How to use customs to protect your IP in China
  • How to record a trade mark with customs
  • Take-away messages
  • Q&A

 

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28 May 2014- Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Hong Kong

Many European SMEs interested in doing business in China base their operations in Hong Kong first, treating it as a `springboard` to explore the business environment in the region. This approach has many advantages, like beneficial tax treatment, freedom from language barriers and simple payment procedures. However, entering China through Hong Kong also brings certain IP risks to European SMEs and it is well worth knowing how IPR protection in Hong Kong works. In this webinar, we will provide you with an overview of the IP landscape in Hong Kong, including:

  • Trade mark registrations
  • Patent applications: standard and short term patents
  • Copyrights and registered designs
  • Trade secrets
  • Enforcing your IP
  • Take-away messages

 

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16 April 2014 - Using Customs to Protect Your IP in China

The Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China prohibits the export or import of goods from or to China that infringe IP (intellectual property) rights. Whereas most countries’ customs only examine imported goods, China differs in that its customs examine goods being imported and exported. China Customs have the authority to protect IP rights by confiscating infringing goods and imposing fines on infringers. If the infringement of IP rights exceeds a certain threshold, then the Customs authorities will also arrange for criminal proceedings to be brought against the infringing party. However, these protection and enforcement provisions are only available once a company has registered their IP with Customs. This Webinar presented practical steps to using Customs to protect your IP in China, including:

  • General introduction on customs border protection of IPR
  • How the customs border protection works in China
  • Custom recordal (ex-officio detention and detention upon application)
  • Custom bond in ex-officio detention
  • Disposal of infringing goods
  • Cooperation between customs and Public Security Bureau
  • Importance of Customs trainings
  • Summary of core issues and Case study

Please note that this webinar was delivered in German language.

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