IP Rights in China
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Some homework for those who are coming to hear our IP attaché, Tom Duke, speak about Succeeding in China - How to mitigate IP risk in Barnsley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London or Manchester this September.
The Intellectual Property Office has produced a very helpful guide entitled Intellectual property rights in China. A quick read of this guide before he speaks will enable you to make the most of Mr Duke's talk, especially if you are new to the subject.
Although our law differs from China's in detail the basic concepts are the same because China is a member of many of the same international agreements to which we belong. Thus patents protect new inventions. trade marks brands, copyrights literary and artistic works and so on. But there are some rights in Chima that do not exist in our law such as utility models and vice versa. Also, they can enforce IP rights through administrative measures as well as by civil litigation.
For many years technology transfers and investment between this country and China were largely one way but now China is an increasingly important source of technology and investment. I shall be making those points briefly when Mr Duke comes to Leeds and Barnsley.
Mr Duke will be in the studios of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre at Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA between 09:30 and 12:00 on 19 Sept 2017 and at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre between 14:00 and 16:45. If you want to attend either event give me a ring on +44 (0)20 7404 5252 or send me a message through my contact form.
|21 July 2017||Jane Lambert||Meet our IP Attaché to China||IP Yorks|