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Member presentation Awapatent in Stockholm – Patent Protection & Enforcement in China


Cityscape of Guiyang at night

Welcome to join us for a member presentation on September 18 with Awapatent focusing on IPR protection.

The protection of innovation- related intangible assets is a longstanding, critical concern for companies doing business in China. Patent protection and enforcement have consistently been placed among the top handful of issues raised by Swedish companies operating in the Chinese market every year. China’s patent laws and regulations increasingly reflect international standards. However, challenges remain, with counterfeiters and infringers in China getting increasingly sophisticated, as we witness advanced techniques such as reverse engineering, and new and creative ways to infiltrate legitimate distribution networks by infringers. On the other hand, legitimate patent disputes between patent holders are on the rise. 

How do patent owners mitigate the risks, and still manage to effectively navigate the legal and regulatory framework in China? We will seek to debunk some common myths and discuss latest developments (and realities) in China patent law and practice that will shed light on how we see these issues on the ground in China. We will also be sharing some best practices that we hope will be useful and of wide application no matter what industry you hail from.

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Speaker: Xiaofan Chen, Chinese patent attorney, Partner, AWA Asia (Beijing) 

Awapatent, founded in 1897, is a leading international intellectual property specialist firm with a presence across 2 continents, in both Europe and Asia. We have 16 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, China (Beijing) and Hong Kong, and provide full-service assistance in prosecution, litigation, legal advice and strategic services in all IP disciplines.  Our tier 1 work is consistently recognized in various national and international rankings in industry directories and publications.

Where? Awapatent, Jakobsbergsgatan 36, Stockholm
When? Monday, September 18, 2017, at 16:00 – 18:00 inclusive of networking mingle with drinks and canapés. 
Cost: Free of charge. Please register not later than September 13 below.

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