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China Business Masterclass: Intellectual Property Protection & Contracting

Date: 30 January 2020


For many firms, legal uncertainty and concerns about the protection of their company’s intellectual property rights (IPR) are enough to dissuade them from doing business in China. With proper guidance and planning, most SME’s can mitigate this risk through strong enforceable legal agreements together with an IPR strategy.  


Intellectual property rights (IPR) are commonly cited as one of the major deterrents for companies new to working in China. Although China’s system for IPR protection is improving, challenges remain, and SMEs are advised to take necessary precautions before entering the market. Whether you are considering manufacturing in China, or to sell your products or services into the market, IPR protection is a key issue for companies across different sectors.


Foreign companies are often skeptical about the use of contracts in China, but believe it or not the World Bank ranks China as 5th easiest country for enforcing contracts- well ahead of the UK. What are the keys to creating a contract that works and how to deal with issues with disputes arise?


Attend this half day workshop to hear from experienced legal experts about protecting your IP and contracting in China.

The workshop will cover the following topics:


Registering trademarks & patents

Chinese IP restrictions and regulations

Practical methods for protecting IP assets

IP enforcement strategies

Basics of distributor agreements

Designing an agreement for enforcement

Going to Chinese court


The workshop will be led by Partners Hugh Dunlop and Handong Ran .


Follow the link to the China Britain Business Council website for more information and how to sign up for the event: Intellectual Property Protection & Contracting Basics