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Doing Business in Hong Kong: Lessons on Intellectual Property Protection

Posted September 10, 2014

The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto) invites you to an upcoming seminar entitled: A Personal Reflection on Doing Business in Hong Kong: Lessons on Intellectual Property Protection from a Pioneer.

One of the biggest concerns of companies doing – or planning to do – business in China is Intellectual Property protection. Join OWIT-Toronto on September 18 to hear from one of the top IP professionals in Asia. Ella Cheong, a prominent solicitor in Hong Kong and Beijing (and one of a few on the Roll of Honour of the Law Society of Hong Kong) is a pioneer in the legal field and has won awards and accolades around the world. Involved in IP practice for many years, at this exclusive event she will give attendees the inside track on:

  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) – its colonial past and present;
  • Doing business in Hong Kong; and
  • The protection of IP rights in China.

Date: Thursday | September 18, 2014  Time: 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm

Location: Toronto Board of Trade | 77 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON M5X 1C1

Fee: OWIT members: $25 (plus HST); non-members: $40 (plus HST)

Click here to register for this event.

On a related note, The Globe & Mail yesterday published an article summarizing the findings of an annual survey by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada indicating that for Canadian firms doing business in China, having their intellectual property stolen remains a key concern.  About 11 percent of respondents indicated they had suffered violations of their intellectual property rights and nearly one-third said the country’s IPR “rules and practices” still present a major hurdle to doing business in China.