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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.

 

 

 

27 June 2017 Webinar - IP Protection in the Textile Industry in China

The aim of the webinar is to provide an overview of IP protection tools in China to European SMEs engaged in the textile and clothing industries and wishing to do business in/with China. During the webinar the expert will focus on the types of IP related to the textile and clothing industry, why and how SMEs should protect these types of IP in China, what to do in case of IP infringement, expert tips on drafting a comprehensive IP Strategy and relevant case studies. 

 

 

21 June 2017 Webinar - IP Protection in China for the Fashion and Design Industry

Fashion and design industry in China has undergone tremendous change within the past decade and is continuing to expand at an exponential rate as international fashion trade shows like China Fashion Week or MODE Shanghai are gaining popularity. As a vast consumer market and an important manufacturing hub, China offers many opportunities for European SMEs engaged in fashion and design industry. However, counterfeiting and other IP infringements are still commonplace in China and thus European SMEs wishing to succeed in China’s lucrative market should consider having a comprehensive IP strategy in place to protect their company from IP violations.

 

IPR Protection in China and South-East Asia for the Transport and Logistics Industry

This webinar will give European SMEs engaged in transport and logistics industries an overview of IP protection in China and South-East Asia. The expert will focus on brand protection, discussing the importance of trade-mark registration. The expert will also focus on internet domain name protection and on patent protection. The expert will provide real life case studies involving European SMEs experiencing and overcoming IP issues in transport and logistics sector.

 

Bringing your Technology to China: Use Patents or Trade Secrets?

The webinar will provide European SMEs with practical advice on how to protect their IP in China whilst bringing their top-notch technology to China. Our China IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Charles Feng will give European SMEs a detailed overview of patent protection and trade secrets protection in China. The IP expert will explain in which cases it would make more sense to apply for a patent in China and in which cases it would be wiser to rely on trade secrets.  Mr. Feng will use numerous case studies involving European SMEs doing business in China and experiencing and overcoming different IP issues with bringing their technology to China.

 

26 May 2017 Webinar – IPR protection in the manufacturing sector in China

The webinar provided practical advice for European SMEs on how to protect their IP in China. Our China IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr Jamie Rowlands delivered a webinar session entitled "IPR protection in the manufacturing sector in China", which was primarily focused on the challenges pertaining to the manufacturing sector protection in China and how it is most relevant to European SMEs, including an overview of the main differences in IP law related to the manufacturing sector in China; How to register their IP in China; What measures SMEs can take to protect their rights in cases of infringements; Practical tips for creating best strategies for IP protection; Discussion on new developments in China's IP practice related to the manufacturing sector and what that would mean for the European SMEs.

 

22 May Webinar – Innovation in China and South-East Asia: How to Protect your Critical Know-how

The webinar provided practical IP advice for European SMEs wishing to do business and develop technology in China and South-East Asia. Our IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Philippe Deltombe gave the SMEs  a comprehensive overview on basic IP protection relating to innovation in China and South-East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia in particular). SMEs received some tips on how to draft best strategies for IP protection especially tailored for the R&D sector in both China and South-East Asia. The IPR expert used several case-studies involving European SMEs to illustrate both challenges in IP protection  and best practice in both China and South-East Asia.

 

26 April Webinar - IP Protection with Customs in China

For most European small and medium sized enterprises doing business in or with China and in particular for those who focus on products rather than services, importing or exporting goods to China is the most fundamental section of their business operation. Therefore, protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) through Chinese customs on boarders is the key to the success of SMEs’ overall IP protection in China. In fact, custom seizures can be a valuable tool to use to protect and enforce IPR. During this Webinar, you will get a detailed overview on how to protect your IP with the Chinese Customs.

 

21 April Webinar – Export to China: Getting your Products to the Shelves and Protecting your IPR

This webinar provided top-level expert advice on how to get your products safely to the shelves in China while also protecting your IP rights. Before starting exports to China, the seasoned export manager of an EU SME has to gather intelligence data about a number of issues paramount for success including topics like which sort of competition can you expect in China, where to search for market information regarding the category of the products, how to conduct a store check, know importers involved, and other aspects which if neglected often increase costs, cause unnecessary delays, or even worse lead to take wrong decisions.

Another crucial aspect that EU SMEs should pay attention to is making sure their Intellectual Property (IP) rights are protected in China. If intellectual property has not been protected in the Chinese jurisdiction, there is potential for major financial consequences as counterfeiting and other IP infringements still prevail in China.

 

29 March Webinar – How to Protect your IPR at Chinese E-Commerce Market

The webinar provided European SMEs with practical advice on how to protect their IP in China in the E-commerce sector. Our China IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Daniel Albrecht gave European SMEs a detailed overview of China's E-commerce landscape. The IP expert also explained how to obtain, protect and enforce IP rights in China and gave advice to the SMEs on how to build a robust IP protection strategy for the E-commerce sector in China. Mr. Albrecht used numerous case studies involving European SMEs doing business in China and experiencing and overcoming different IP issues in their online business activities. 

 

20 February Webinar – How to Use Customs to Protect your IP in China and South-East Asia

The webinar provided practical IP advice for European SMEs on how they can cooperate with the Customs authorities to protect their IP in China and South-East Asia. Our IPR SME Helpdesk expert Mr. Philippe Girard-Foley gave the SMEs  a comprehensive overview of different customs procedures in China and South-East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia in particular). SMEs  received also some tips on how to draft best strategies for IP protection with the Customs in both China and South-East Asia. The IPR Expert used several case-studies involving European SMEs to illustrate both challenges in IP protection with the customs and best practice in both China and South-East Asia.