China SME Masterclass Series: Intellectual Property in China Workshop

12/04/2017 - Member (free); Non-member (£30)

About the Event

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.

Attend this half day workshop to learn more about the protecting your IP rights from legal experts experienced working with SMEs in China. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Why SMEs should consider a global IP strategy 
  • Introduction to China’s IP system
  • Guidance on patents, trademarks, and copyright protection
  • Practical methods for protecting IP assets
  • IP enforcement strategies
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion / Q&A


09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 13:15 Masterclass
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:30 1:1 Appointments


Noël Akers

Noël is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. He is also a Registered Trade Mark Agent in the UK and admitted to practise before the European Community Trade Mark Office. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Chemical Engineering before qualifying in the patent and trade mark profession.

Noël has worked with a number of international corporations and law firms and spent a considerable length of time practising European patent law in the United States. Noël has developed a specialty in coordinating patent procurement and litigation in cases involving actions in the US and Europe.

Noël has extensive experience in all aspects of the procurement, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property, and has published widely on intellectual property rights.

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3rd Floor Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH

Organiser Information:

China Britain Business Council

David Gregory
Claire Urry

Telephone numbers:
+44 (0)7415985383
+44 (0)1507 527356