Intellectual Property in China

Date: Tuesday, 18th March 2014
Time: 18.00-19.00
Venue: Committee Room 4A, House of Lords

Chaired by Lord Clement-Jones (Deputy Chairman of the APPCG)

  • Recent changes in Chinese IP Law – Tom Duke (IP Attaché, British Embassy in Beijing)
  • Trademark & Creative Industries – David Watts (Fashion Business Adviser to the Board, British Fashion Council)
  • Challenges to working with China for IP companies – James Tumbridge (Partner, Head of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Dept., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP)
  • The issue of illegal online streaming – Tim Vine (Head of Public Affairs, The Premier League)

Trade and investment between the UK and China has increased rapidly in recent years. As British companies pursue commercial opportunities in China it is important to identify and mitigate risks, including around intellectual property (IP). It is possible to effectively protect and enforce IP in China and the legal framework continues to evolve. All three major IP laws – the Trademark Law, Copyright Law and Patent Law – are currently being revised.   However, challenges remain. Is China really getting serious about protecting people’s ideas? APPCG has invited four top China IP experts to give our members and invited guests an overview of new developments in China, and to share their knowledge on IP protection in the country.