San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ISSUES IN CHINA:
TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
A Talk By
Mr. Loke-Khoon Tan, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong/China.
Foreign IP owners and businesses are often wary of doing business in/with China because of the risk of IP piracy and loss of technology and trade secrets. This fear has to be properly balanced against the golden opportunities that are open to all who venture into the Chinese marketplace. While the protection of IPR in China has shown modest improvements in recent years, the vast majority of companies— 98 percent—still say IPR enforcement is a major concern for them. Loke-Khoon has spent the last 25 years counseling and advising IP MNC clients how to navigate the Chinese IP system, to avoid the pitfalls of piracy. He will provide some insights into how to manage these commercial expectations and to leverage on the good, bad and ugly of the Chinese IP system.
LOKE-KHOON TAN is a partner and head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Hong Kong and China. He is a member of the IP Global Steering Committee and heads the Asia Pacific Region IP Group. Mr. Tan's practice focuses specially on intellectual property law in the People’s Republic of China, with particular emphasis on the structuring of intellectual property rights and anti-counterfeiting planning in the area of trademarks, patents, copyright, trade names, computer software, passing-off, unfair competition, designs, labeling laws, food, drug and health regulations, consumer, media and advertising laws. With the new economy, his practice also encompasses domain name, Internet, social media and technology laws.
Mr. Tan holds position in various industry bodies, including serving as chairman of the MARQUES China team and sitting on the anti-counterfeiting committee of the Hong Kong group of the Asian Patent Attorney’s Association. Mr. Tan frequently writes for IP publications and is the author of Trademark Law in the People’s Republic of China, Pirates in the Middle Kingdom: The Art of Trademark War, and Pirates in the Middle Kingdom: The Ensuing Trademark Battle. He is also the contributing author of Managing Business Disputes in Today's China Dueling with Dragons and he is working on the third edition of Pirates in the Middle Kingdom.
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